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Vikings’ Rhett Bomar arrested for drunk driving

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During training camp, NFL players are rarely arrested, as players just have too much to do to have any time to get into trouble off the field.

But Vikings players had the day off Sunday, and quarterback Rhett Bomar took the time to get himself arrested.

Bomar was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, where the Vikings have camp, for third-degree drunken driving. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bomar was taken to Blue Earth County Jail early Sunday and was released by Sunday evening.

The 26-year-old Bomar, whom the Vikings acquired from the Giants’ practice squad in December, was a long shot to make the roster even before he was arrested. He’s fourth on the quarterback depth chart behind Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder and Joe Webb.

Bomar was Oklahoma’s starting quarterback in 2005 but was kicked off the team in 2006 for violating NCAA rules. He transferred to Sam Houston State, finished his college career there, and was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft.

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36 Responses to “Vikings’ Rhett Bomar arrested for drunk driving”
  1. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 8, 2011 6:38 AM

    I still don’t see how he got in the NFL. He benched well and that’s about it. If he ever had any hope of playing it is now lost. You are a waste of breath and life. 6 rings. Follow the leader. Thanks for playing.

  2. hscorpio says: Aug 8, 2011 6:38 AM

    If I was a Viking, I’d drink heavily, too. I’d like to think I’d have enough common sense to take a cab home.

  3. christinamer says: Aug 8, 2011 6:45 AM

    Who gets arrested for DWI during TRAINING CAMP? How is that even possible? Congrats, Rhett Bomar, people will know who you are after all.

  4. buhbay1c says: Aug 8, 2011 6:49 AM

    Bryant McKinnie tweeted it best, “It’s been fun.”

  5. coolzog says: Aug 8, 2011 6:58 AM

    Maybe he was drinking because he finally realized he had no shot of making the team…

  6. seabreezes51 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:04 AM

    Was Donovan buying him drinks, you know, just to be friendly and such?

  7. redguy12588 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:08 AM

    Such a classless organization, what a joke. Oh wait, this article isn’t about the steelers.

  8. thegonz13 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:10 AM

    Meh, he was out of a job anyway. This just speeds up his release.

  9. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 8, 2011 7:23 AM

    Johnny Camparm got a DUI? Say it ain’t so!

  10. packfannchitown says: Aug 8, 2011 7:32 AM

    Barely a splash on the radar screen for the Love Boat Vikings…

  11. jesse1834 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:40 AM

    Such a waste

  12. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 8, 2011 7:42 AM

    That is the 4th viking arrest this year of a player under contract.

    Even when this site ran Turd Watch the vikings couldn’t win that (2nd place in Turd Watch points).

  13. elgramo84 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:49 AM

    There’s always room on the bengals for you bomar :)

  14. duanethomas says: Aug 8, 2011 7:54 AM

    Kicked out of Oklahoma

    DUI in Training camp.

    Meth or some kind of white trash drug bust in the future.

  15. bigdaddybullwhip says: Aug 8, 2011 8:10 AM

    Mike Brown just tweeted “sounds like a perfect replacement for Jordan Palmer”.

  16. lbpackfan says: Aug 8, 2011 8:22 AM

    At least Koren Robinson wasn’t driving…

  17. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 8, 2011 8:23 AM

    Todd Marinovich doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about….

  18. carlgerbschmidt says: Aug 8, 2011 8:25 AM

    What was your favorite Rhett Bomar moment?

  19. tjrubleysaudible says: Aug 8, 2011 8:31 AM

    hah 3rd degree drunk driver. That has got to trump being a 9th degree black belt. I mean, who wins head to head? My money’s on the drunk. Aint feelin’ no pain and don’t know when to quit.

  20. dg0122 says: Aug 8, 2011 8:32 AM

    once sooner trash, always sooner trash…was he driving his free ride from Big Red still?

  21. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 8:34 AM

    According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bomar was taken to Blue Earth County Jail early Sunday and was released by Sunday evening.
    ____________

    That isn’t the only time he’ll be released this week.

  22. Derty Ernie says: Aug 8, 2011 8:44 AM

    Nice looking young man. I can easily see a McDonalds Asst Manager name tag on him in the future.

  23. steelersmichele says: Aug 8, 2011 9:26 AM

    Does anyone know if Ray Rice tweeted about this? Or was my suspicion correct: he only cared before because it was someone from the Steelers.

  24. vikefan says: Aug 8, 2011 9:35 AM

    another meaningless headline trying to smear the Vikings franchise, never had a chance to make roster yet you want to label him a Viking b4 final roster is done.

  25. abninf says: Aug 8, 2011 9:42 AM

    He just looks like a little punk.

  26. 6yardslant says: Aug 8, 2011 10:24 AM

    Hope you enjoyed your time in the NFL… Bu-Bye.

  27. goreisabeast says: Aug 8, 2011 12:09 PM

    whats up with all the judging??? what skeletons are you hiding in your closet?

  28. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 12:25 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Aug 8, 2011 8:25 AM
    What was your favorite Rhett Bomar moment?
    ______________

    I think it was when someone called into Dan Barreiro’s show a few months ago asking if he thought Rhett Bomar had a chance to be the starting quarterback, and Barreiro had never heard of him.

  29. contra74 says: Aug 8, 2011 12:37 PM

    packfannchitown says:
    Aug 8, 2011 7:32 AM
    Barely a splash on the radar screen for the Love Boat Vikings…
    ——————-
    Hey Tony Mandarich, let go of the past. Loser.

  30. carlgerbschmidt says: Aug 8, 2011 1:49 PM

    contra74 says:
    Aug 8, 2011 12:37 PM
    packfannchitown says:
    Aug 8, 2011 7:32 AM
    Barely a splash on the radar screen for the Love Boat Vikings…
    ——————-
    Hey Tony Mandarich, let go of the past. Loser.
    __________

    Good advice, cuz this year’s version of the vikes is going to be as much fun to watch as last year’s, and the final game of the year prior….

  31. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 8, 2011 2:26 PM

    Damn I spoke too soon on the 14 days without an arrest. I couldnt believe it lasted that long.

  32. weswelkerspornstash says: Aug 8, 2011 2:27 PM

    Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

  33. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:31 PM

    Hope you had fun in the NFL while it lasted “Budweiser” Bomar.

  34. paulharghis says: Aug 8, 2011 6:11 PM

    Good advice, cuz this year’s version of the vikes is going to be as much fun to watch as last year’s, and the final game of the year prior
    ———————————————–
    Youre a packer fan, why would you watch A viking game, let alone all of them?

    I was in error thinking that you were jimicos/ACS.

    It makes so much more sense now. I was thinking he had slipped on his posting ability.
    You’ve been a turd ever since you started posting on here. At least your consistently moronic. You have that going for you, which is nice.

  35. dd393 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:28 PM

    With that, the Vikings training camp is officially underway.

  36. kansacity88 says: Aug 10, 2011 11:33 PM

    coolzog said:

    Maybe he was drinking because he finally realized he had no shot of making the team…

    —————————————————-

    …or maybe he thought the more “shots” he had the better shot he’d have of making the team! Either way, FAIL!!

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