Somehow, in this 24-hour news cycle that dominates sports coverage (and we love every second of it), an arrest of an NFL player made it through the cracks.
In August, cornerback Cedric Griffin became the latest in a long line of Vikings players to be arrested for driving drunk.
The incident has come to light because Griffin was sentenced Wednesday, according to WCCO. It’s unclear whether he pleaded guilty to DUI or a lesser charge, such as reckless driving. He’ll be required to devote two days to community service, and he’ll be on probation for two years.
Griffin, who was arrested back in 2007 for disorderly conduct, now faces the possibility of a suspension, if he pleaded guilty to drunk driving and not some lesser charge.
So why wasn’t this previously known? Though the specific date of the August arrest isn’t known, the Minnesota media in that time period was tracking another fairly significant story regarding a man who left his tractor for the Twin Cities.