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Cook arrest gives Vikings the NFL lead since 2000

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An eye-opening item from WCCO (via Yahoo.com) should cause NFL fans to reassess the perception that players who wear orange-and-black stripes are the most likely to wear orange and/or stripes.

Since 2000 (seven years before we began tracking all incidents), the Vikings have 36 arrests.  The Bengals have 35.  The recent arrest of cornerback Chris Cook has given the Vikings the lead in this dubious race.

Congratulations?

The item from Jason DeRusha, which relies on the database maintained by the San Diego Union-Tribune, also points out that the arrest rate among NFL players since 2000 is one in 45 players.  According to the FBI, the arrest rate for the general population in 2009 was one in 23.  Also, the NFL had the lowest arrest rate for all major league sports in 2010.

That’s great, but Commissioner Roger Goodell repeatedly has said that the NFL holds its players and other employees to a higher standard.  So the ultimate goal is to have an arrest rate of zero percent.

And that’s not an unreasonable expectation.  Men who have the skill to play pro football have, at least during their careers, the financial resources to avoid trouble.  They all should aspire to do so.

That’s why we track the incidents and maintain a “Days Without an Arrest” meter.  Notoriety and public accountability will, for maybe some of the players who may be inclined to find trouble, serve as an additional factor that may encourage them to avoid bad situations.

In four-plus years of using the meter, the all-time record is 32.  If it ever gets to 100, we’ll take it down.

In other words, it’s likely that we’ll never have to take it down.

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86 Responses to “Cook arrest gives Vikings the NFL lead since 2000”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 27, 2011 9:28 AM

    Wow, they’ve edged out the Bengals, not easy to do.

  2. claydefayette says: Oct 27, 2011 9:32 AM

    Can you believe that Pacman doesn’t account for one of the Bengals 35 arrests?

  3. hunternuts says: Oct 27, 2011 9:35 AM

    The most surprising one to me is DWIs. With that kind of money, you could easily afford a cab, or a car service, or a limo, or possibly a helicopter. How are you dumb enough to drive drunk?

  4. tecmobowl34 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:36 AM

    making the twin cities proud. skol jailbirds.

    Just leave town.

  5. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 27, 2011 9:36 AM

    I can only imagine how this must hurt. Be a CHAMPION, vikes fans, cheer for the Packers!

  6. richm2256 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:38 AM

    In all seriousness, one would expect that people who have the discipline to work their way onto an NFL roster should have enough self-discipline to make better decisions and stay out of trouble ………

    yeah, right. What was I thinking.

    Some of these guys are total morons.

  7. autumnwind999 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:38 AM

    One in 23 people get arrested each year?

    Welcome, to the machine.

  8. tombradysponytail says: Oct 27, 2011 9:39 AM

    Hi Minnesota taxpayers, may I please have 400+ million to build a new stadium?

    Thanks!
    Z. Wilf

  9. bostontim says: Oct 27, 2011 9:41 AM

    Interesting. Could you give us a complete team by team breakdown??

    Cheers, BostonTim

  10. dcfan4life says: Oct 27, 2011 9:41 AM

    At least Minnasota fans can say they won something this year…

  11. Davo says: Oct 27, 2011 9:46 AM

    I wonder what the arrest rate is for Americans earning NFL type money? That would be a more accurate comparison.

  12. bigblue86 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:46 AM

    Didn’t a number of those arrests come as part of the boat scandal in the early 2000s? If so, a lot of those arrests came for one incident. I think that changes the count slightly.

  13. MCxShow says: Oct 27, 2011 9:46 AM

    claydefayette says:
    Oct 27, 2011 9:32 AM
    Can you believe that Pacman doesn’t account for one of the Bengals 35 arrests?

    At least not yet he doesn’t.

  14. getadealdonealready says: Oct 27, 2011 9:51 AM

    hunternuts, great point, and furthermore, most of the teams offer a car service to their players, all they would need to do is call. The hard part is all that money they spend on nice cars, they want to be driving them I guess.

  15. bunchesofone says: Oct 27, 2011 9:51 AM

    If the Vikes move to LA you’ll need 2 meters.

  16. orangeflh says: Oct 27, 2011 9:54 AM

    Well at least the Vikes can win at [i]something[/i].

    Skol Failure!

  17. broncosfan3007 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:56 AM

    I do not understand how they are getting all of these DUI’s! These teams created a car service for these players that will pick them up and take them anywhere they want at any hour of any day to avoid DUI’s. Not only that, but the drivers are either ex-cops, or ex-FBI agents that carry heat. On top of that they are in style, most of the vehicles are limo’s! This service is totally free, the teams pay for them! Hell I would be taking these free rides to the damn grocery store if it were me, let alone the bar!

  18. ccoolahan14 says: Oct 27, 2011 9:57 AM

    The Steelers are hot on their trail!

  19. youboettcha says: Oct 27, 2011 9:57 AM

    You know that someday it (the arrest meter) will be getting close, and one guy will go and mess it up at like 96.

  20. zappa69 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:02 AM

    How bout a listing of all the teams arrests? With the Vikes at 36 and Bengals at 35, chances are good all the other teams are between 30 and 35.

  21. Derty Ernie says: Oct 27, 2011 10:04 AM

    At least they are on top of something lately. The players have learned to take advantage of the so called ‘Minnesota nice’ atmosphere. I refer to it as ‘Minnesota Naive’ instead.

  22. wtfpft says: Oct 27, 2011 10:07 AM

    Congrats Detroit you won something, least amount of arrest!!! And how about the AFC west with 3 teams in top 7 and none are the “criminals” from Oakland.

    Min 36
    Cin 35
    Den 32
    Tenn 30
    KC 26
    Mia 25
    SD 25
    Jax 25
    TB 24
    Cle 22
    Ind 22
    NO 19
    Chi 18
    Pitt 17
    Wash 17
    Sea 16
    Car 16
    GB 16
    Balt 15
    Oak 15
    Buff 14
    Atl 14
    NE 12
    NYG 11
    Dal 11
    Phi 10
    Hou 9
    SF 9
    Az 9
    NYJ 8
    Stl 7
    Det 7

  23. chatham10 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:07 AM

    It is nice to know the Vikings can be No.1 in something but also keep in mind a lot of these arrest were made before the new ownership.

  24. Ricardo Grande says: Oct 27, 2011 10:08 AM

    Just because many of these perps were not Bengals at the time of their arrest, doesn’t mean that they didn’t end up spending their probation time in Cincy.

    Mike Brown is a habitual barrel bottom-scraper. Anything to save a buck…

  25. duanethomas says: Oct 27, 2011 10:08 AM

    Lower then the general population, lowest out of all the major leagues, thats a good job.

  26. primevikingsguy says: Oct 27, 2011 10:09 AM

    “Men who have the skill to play pro football have, at least during their careers, the financial resources to avoid trouble. They all should aspire to do so.” Unfortunately without this skill, most would be dropping out of high school or in prison already.

  27. mountaindont says: Oct 27, 2011 10:12 AM

    . Why the Vikings are the most inept team in professional sports history

    ** 4 Superbowl losses

    ** 5 straight losses in NFC Championship games

    **Gary Anderson who had just completed the first perfect regular season in NFL history (not missing a single extra point or field goal attempt the entire year), missed a 38-yard attempt with less than 2 minutes remaining in NFC championship game that most likely puts Vikes in Superbowl in 98.

    **in 2003 Arizona’s last second touchdown on 4th and 28 against Vikings eliminated Vikings from playoffs. The moment of Arizona’s touchdown was actually the first moment the entire season in which the Vikings hadn’t led their division. The Vikings became the second team in football history to miss the playoffs after getting off to a 6-0 start

    **The “Hail Mary” pass Drew Pearson caught against the Vikes in 75 NFC championship to give Dallas the win in the final minute.

    **Jim Marshall’s wrong way run

    **The Herschel Walker trade in which Vikings gave Dallas three 1st rounders, three 2nd rounders, plus a 3rd and a 6th rounder in addition to 5 players. Walker lasts only 3 seasons in Minnesota
    ** In 1999 the Vikings select Michigan State Defensive end Dimitrius Underwood with the 29th overall pick. Underwood spent one day in camp and walked out. It was eventually shown Underwood suffered from mental Illness. The ineptness of the Vikings comes into play because his coaches at Michigan State warned NFL scouts that he was not mentally stable enough to play in the NFL.
    .
    **Vikings despite being favored, The Vikings lose 41-0 in NFC championship game in 2000.
    **Green Bays Antonio Freeman makes one of the all time great miracle catches in overtime to defeat Vikings in 2000
    **2003 In yet another move of ineptness the Vikings are on the board in the first round of the 2003 draft with the 7th overall pick. The Vikings missed the deadline to make the pick. Meanwhile, the two teams immediately behind Minnesota on the board Jacksonville and Carolina rushed their cards to the podium in New York and made their picks before the Vikings.
    ** With 19 seconds remaining in the 2010 NFC Championship game the Vikings call a timeout on 3rd and 10 at the Saints 33 yard line. They had one timeout remaining, so the smart money was on them running the ball and hoping to gain four to five yards — thus setting up an approximately 45-yard field goal as time expired to win the game. On that next play the Vikings are penalized for 12 men in the huddle. The penalty pushed them out of FG range and most likely cost them a trip to the Superbowl. See below for nail in the coffin on the next play
    **2010 Favre`s 4th down 4th quarter interception with seconds remaining vs Saints in NFC championship puts New Orleans in Superbowl.
    * Between 1986 and 1990, nine Vikings were arrested for drunken driving, and receiver Buster Rhymes was treated for cocaine dependency.

    * In 1988, citing “overwhelming negative response” from the public, the Vikings released convicted sex offender Mossy Cade.

    * In 1994, Joey Browner is charged with third-degree rape in Minneapolis. Charges are later dismissed.

    * In 1995, running back Keith Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    * 1995, Star Minnesota Vikings quarterback Warren Moon is arrested in Houston and charged with misdemeanor assault after he slapped his wife, choking her “nearly to the point of unconsciousness.” Moon is later acquitted after his wife refuses to testify. A few months previously, Moon had been charged with sexual assault by a Vikings cheerleader in a case that was settled out of court.

    * That year, Moon allegedly struck his wife in the head with an open hand and choked her to the point where she almost passed out, according to police in Missouri City, Texas.

    She did not press charges and, although the case went to trial anyway, Moon was found not guilty.

    * In 1995, the Star Tribune reported that the Vikings paid $150,000 to head off a sexual harassment suit against Vikings assistant coach Richard Solomon, coach Dennis Green’s closest friend on the staff.

    * In 1996, James Harris, Minnesota Vikings defensive end, pleads guilty to third-degree assault for beating his wife.

    * In 1999, safety Orlando Thomas was disciplined by the NFL after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge of simple battery on his wife.

    * In 2002, receiver Randy Moss knocked a traffic cop to the ground with his car, then was charged with drug possession. He later reached an out-of-court settlement with the officer.

    * In 2002, two women claimed to be sexually assaulted at the team’s Arctic Blast fundraiser.

    * In 2004, linebackers E.J. Henderson and Michael Nattiel and tight end Steve Farmer were arrested after officers said they saw the players assaulting a man outside the Tabu nightclub in Minneapolis.

    * In 2005, running back Onterrio Smith was suspended by the NFL for a year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, two months after being caught at an airport with The Original Whizzinator, a kit designed to circumvent drug tests.

    * Also in 2005, coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets, and defensive tackle Kevin Williams was arrested on charges of domestic abuse.

    * Wide receiver Kelly Campbell driving a stolen SUV high with a stolen and weapon, with 16 grams of marijuana

    * Daunte Culpepper’s SUV involved in drug arrest

    * Former running back Ted Brown was indicted by a Mille Lacs County grand jury in late 2003 on first-and third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges after an incident at a team function on Lake Mille Lacs. He remains free on bail.

    Brown is charged in a February 2003 incident during the Vikings’ annual Arctic Blast event at Eddy’s Resort. Prosecutors allege that Brown forced sex on an intoxicated woman who was unable to consent.
    *Koren Robinson getting a DUI
    * Tommy Kramer DUI
    * Donald Igwebuike involved in drug trafficking
    * Robert Tate threatening to have the mother of his child beaten up by his cousin
    * Kenny Mixon not 1, not 2, but 3 DUI’s while with the team
    * Former Executive Mike Kelly getting a DUI going to bail out players at the Arctic Blast
    * Denny Green Sexual Harassment Allegations
    * EJ Henderson DUI * *While every team makes draft blunders I especially like this one. In 2005 the Vikings passed on Aaron Rodgers … twice. Once, to draft wide receiver Troy Williamson at No. 7 and again at No. 18 picking defensive end Erasmus James. Neither lived up to their hype and even more noteworthy both aren’t on the roster
    * January 2011 Vikings De Everson Griffin being arrested 2 times within 3 days. He was Drunk in public and then 3 days later was tased by the police after trying to run away after being pulled over for suspicion of felony battery.
    * 2010 Vikings trade a 3rd round draft pick to Patriots for WR Randy Moss. Moss is cut 4 games later

    *Oh, yeah, that whole sex boat scandal too.
    *2011 Former Vikings qb Warren Moon came up with this genius quote regarding Auburn QB Cam Newton. ” A lot of the criticism he’s receiving is unfortunate and racially based, Moon told Freeman. “ thought we were all past this. I don’t see other quarterbacks in the draft being criticized by the media or fans…”
    *2011 September 2011 Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson arrested for suspicion Impaired driving
    *2011 October Vikings Cornerback Chris Cook was arrested on two charges: domestic assault and intentional attempts to inflict bodily harm on another. Misses October 23, 2011 game against Packers because he was still in jail.
    With the arrest of Minnesota Vikings cornerback, Chris Cook, on charges of felony domestic assault/strangulation and fifth degree domestic assault, the Vikings have managed to pull into first place as the most arrested team in the NFL.SignOnSanDiego.com has been tracking NFL player arrests dating back to 2000 and offers a great database for looking up the NFL’s tax subsidized misfits.As of 10/14/2011, Sign on San Diego’s database had the Minnesota Vikings tied for #1 with the Cincinnati Bengals, which was gain (in a negative way) for the Vikings who were two arrests behind Cincinnati (32-30) back in July 2010:

    I`m sure there are things I missed but this is why

    I believe the Vikings are the most inept team Professional sports history

  28. sevensixtwonato says: Oct 27, 2011 10:13 AM

    “I can only imagine how this must hurt. Be a CHAMPION, vikes fans, cheer for the Packers!”
    ————————————————–

    It dosent hurt at all…but I am also not a good person…

  29. Grulks says: Oct 27, 2011 10:14 AM

    hunternuts wrote:

    The most surprising one to me is DWIs. With that kind of money, you could easily afford a cab, or a car service, or a limo, or possibly a helicopter. How are you dumb enough to drive drunk?
    =================
    I can’t understand this either.
    In the DC metro area, there is an awesome service called Drivers Inc. They pick you AND your car up, and drive you both home. They are efficient, professional, and cost about $20 more than a cab to the same destination, which means you don’t have double the cab fare on the way back the next day. All these options, and dummies are still getting behind the wheel.

  30. purpleguy says: Oct 27, 2011 10:14 AM

    We’re number one! Although I would’ve thought that the Pack’s John Jolly alone would’ve beat out my team.

  31. idolized1 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:18 AM

    Hey, at least we are #1 in something!

  32. rmm1984 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:25 AM

    Packers fans have become insufferable over the past year. They were so quiet before. I guess winning brought out their true colors.

  33. glac1 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:41 AM

    Why not build a stadium/federal prison…. it might qualify for federal funds.

  34. tcostant says: Oct 27, 2011 10:44 AM

    You know I remember reading (I think it was the book, Pros and Cons) that when Denny Green was the caoch there that he had a salaried guy who job it was to cover up players crime. Anything it took, paying off girls, putting political presure on to get charges dropped, etc.

    Just think how many arrest they would have had, if this guy had not covered up a bunch.

  35. bengalsfan52311 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:46 AM

    I don’t know, the Bengals are becoming experts at come from behind victories.

    Come on guys you can do this! Dig deep! In the name of the late Chris Henry I know you have this in you!

  36. dbellina says: Oct 27, 2011 10:49 AM

    Finally, the Vikings are first place in SOMETHING.

  37. Robert says: Oct 27, 2011 10:53 AM

    If theVikings move to Los Angeles,the citizens of Minnesota will be able to walk the streets.

  38. The Doctor says: Oct 27, 2011 10:56 AM

    Mountaindont did his homework. Nice job. Wasn’t there also a Carl Eller tazer incident? Anyway, there is no doubt that we are the most jinxed team in the history of sport. That’s why it will be all the more sweeter when we finally win the big one. (Hope it happens before I die)

  39. str82dvd says: Oct 27, 2011 10:58 AM

    The answers to DUIs is OBVIOUS: they want to roll up to the club in their suped up sports sleds. It’s easier to get the girl into that than some beat up hulk of a smelly cab.

  40. bordner says: Oct 27, 2011 11:00 AM

    I wondered what all those foam “We’re #1″ finger things that I saw at the Metrodump on Sunday were referring to.

    Purple is the new black-and-white stripes! SKOAL!!!

  41. pskotte says: Oct 27, 2011 11:01 AM

    Dang. Bengals can’t be number one at anything.

  42. tarken10 says: Oct 27, 2011 11:07 AM

    Hey, someone post a joke about how at least the Vikings are number 1 at something. I haven’t seen that joke posted here yet.

    There is a lot of Vikings hatred on this site. Why is that? They have never deemed themselves America’s Team. They have never had an arrogant, whiny, loudmouth coach like Rex Ryan. Vikings fans don’t seem to be so contentious. Why do people take joy in the disappointment that Vikings fans have in their favorite team?

    Are there that many immature jerks in this world?

  43. joetoronto says: Oct 27, 2011 11:24 AM

    wtfpft says: Oct 27, 2011 10:07 AM

    Congrats Detroit you won something, least amount of arrest!!! And how about the AFC west with 3 teams in top 7 and none are the “criminals” from Oakland.
    *************************************************
    That’s right.

    Yet, whenever someone gets arrested, the morons here will say “trade him to Oakland”, lol.

  44. whoisgonnasing says: Oct 27, 2011 11:35 AM

    Who says the small market teams can’t compete!!

    We’re number one!

    We’re number one!

  45. banlarson says: Oct 27, 2011 11:44 AM

    Are there no blogs where idiot Packer fans run their mouths? GB players aren’t higher on the list because its hard to get arrested when there is one police officer in town and players can either go ice fishing or visit the local cheese outlet. Give it a rest…we all know how great your team is and therefore how great each of you all are.

  46. brewdogg says: Oct 27, 2011 11:44 AM

    Hey mountaindont, if you are going to list the actions of former players, than I guess you won’t mind if we mention that there aren’t any former Vikings who have turned into serial killers. Warren Moon says some things. Some people disagree with him. EVERYONE disagreed with the I-5 killer….

  47. ihatesocal says: Oct 27, 2011 11:47 AM

    Step it up Cincinnati. You have work to do.

  48. snarkzilla says: Oct 27, 2011 12:17 PM

    “There is a lot of Vikings hatred on this site. Why is that? ”

    see anything posted by paulhargis.

  49. brewdogg says: Oct 27, 2011 12:23 PM

    Included amongst the Vikings arrest are an acquittal, 7 dropped charges, 7 that have not been resolved, an arrest where the officers were mistaken and made a public apology, 5 cases of consentual intimate contact in semi-public settings, 4 training-camp players who didn’t make the cut, 3 who were charged for coming to the defense of a friend being assaulted, a disorderly contact occurring after being thrown out of a club after being told his pants were too low, and a public intoxication (show me a Packer fan who really thinks this is wrong).

    Yup, might as well make build a max-sec prison next to the stadium to house these guys. Hardened criminals, one and all.

  50. huskersrock1 says: Oct 27, 2011 12:24 PM

    Your point just proves that you can’t fix stupid.

    “I do not understand how they are getting all of these DUI’s! These teams created a car service for these players that will pick them up and take them anywhere they want at any hour of any day to avoid DUI’s. Not only that, but the drivers are either ex-cops, or ex-FBI agents that carry heat. On top of that they are in style, most of the vehicles are limo’s! This service is totally free, the teams pay for them! Hell I would be taking these free rides to the damn grocery store if it were me, let alone the bar!”

  51. mountaindont says: Oct 27, 2011 12:32 PM

    @Brewdog
    Hey mountaindont, if you are going to list the actions of former players, than I guess you won’t mind if we mention that there aren’t any former Vikings who have turned into serial killers
    ———————————————–
    ESPN UPDATE******** Vikings sign Gary Ridgway aka “The Green River Killer”

    10,000 lakes and 1 river

  52. irishgary says: Oct 27, 2011 12:50 PM

    Where’s contra? The Queens are finally champions at something

  53. sevensixtwonato says: Oct 27, 2011 1:02 PM

    ESPN UPDATE******** Vikings sign Gary Ridgway aka “The Green River Killer”

    10,000 lakes and 1 river

    ————————————————–

    Thats your rebuttal?

  54. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    banlarson says:
    Oct 27, 2011 11:44 AM
    Are there no blogs where idiot Packer fans run their mouths? GB players aren’t higher on the list because its hard to get arrested when there is one police officer in town and players can either go ice fishing or visit the local cheese outlet. Give it a rest…we all know how great your team is and therefore how great each of you all are.
    ___________

    Don’t forget that the Green Bay police wear Packer emblems on their badges. You think they might look the other way when a Packer runs a little afoul of the law?

  55. classygentleman7 says: Oct 27, 2011 1:13 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jack The Ripper. A few legal problems but he is a quarterback’s worst nightmare.

  56. contra74 says: Oct 27, 2011 1:21 PM

    irishgary says:
    Oct 27, 2011 12:50 PM
    Where’s contra? The Queens are finally champions at something
    ——-
    Im here. PFT just doesnt want to post what I submit. The Vikings already have a championship whether you want to accept it or not. Either way, dont care what you decide.

  57. minnysoda says: Oct 27, 2011 1:39 PM

    Because usually you are profane.
    Viking fans talk about Packer fans living in the past.Whoops doesn’t work anymore CURRENT CHAMPS BABY

    Talk about the past when was that championship? 1969 LOL The Packers had 5 including 2 Superbowls in the 60’s Typical Viking fan loser Where is your lover Pervy Harvin anyway

  58. khmer379 says: Oct 27, 2011 1:49 PM

    What about the minnesota kingpin

  59. kennyrogerschicken says: Oct 27, 2011 1:55 PM

    rmm1984 says: Oct 27, 2011 10:25 AM

    Packers fans have become insufferable over the past year. They were so quiet before. I guess winning brought out their true colors.

    ——————————–

    Apparently you weren’t on planet Earth in 2009 when the Vikes and Favre were gonna win it all. Pot, meet kettle.

  60. sterling7 says: Oct 27, 2011 1:58 PM

    As a Minnesota Viking diehard I simply don’t understand. The Wilfs in particular have been much more than exemplary owners. The Wilfs have tremendously upgraded everything from the facilities to the headquarters to community activities. The Wilfs have been awesome owners. Having lived up here my whole life I cannot understand what’s going on. But I figured out one thing, these low lifes and losers figure that Minnesota is so far out of the limelight no one will ever hear about the crap they pull. Someday it’s going to make winning that first Super Bowl all the sweeter-without the losers.

  61. ih8gbpackers says: Oct 27, 2011 2:26 PM

    According the perpetually drunk packer fans commenting here, the vikings are the worst team in the NFL . So if the packers are 0-1 against the vikings in the post-season, what does that make them?

  62. pack13queens0 says: Oct 27, 2011 2:39 PM

    Minneapolis is the most dangerous city in America. It’s time for that team to leave & have a fresh start in Los Angeles.

  63. stellarperformance says: Oct 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    Why does everybody have their undies in a bundle over this subject? If the arrest rate is better than people on the street, who cares? Character is something you do when nobody is watching. Teams cannot be expected to predict the future when they draft these guys. You can do a background check but so what? It’s a crapshoot. When Detroit was struggling for the past several years, do you think they avoided ANYBODY that might help them win? Of course not, but they have the lowest arrest rate. One team being superior to another on the playing field is worth bragging about. This kind of stuff is for entertaining the feeble-minded with nothing better to do. Go Pack.

  64. snarkzilla says: Oct 27, 2011 3:03 PM

    So if the packers are 0-1 against the vikings in the post-season, what does that make them?

    Super Bowl XLV: champions.

  65. keeley2 says: Oct 27, 2011 3:48 PM

    tarken10 et al:
    Why the hatred? Let’s start here: This thread started out talking about the most “arrested” team in the league. And all of a sudden, Viking supporters (there are no Viking fans) turn it around and start slinging arrows at Packer fans. That’s why you are hated – mind your own business – look inward instead of blaming everyone else (especially GB).

  66. irishgary says: Oct 27, 2011 4:01 PM

    @contra74

    Sorry dude the Vikings have zero NFl championships.

  67. qoojo says: Oct 27, 2011 4:11 PM

    I doubt the validity of the 1 in 23 for general population. I am guessing that the person doing the stats probably took the cheap way out and divided the number of people by the number of arrests, and that people that get arrested probably have more than one arrest.

  68. sevensixtwonato says: Oct 27, 2011 4:15 PM

    keeley2 says:
    Oct 27, 2011 3:48 PM
    tarken10 et al:
    Why the hatred? Let’s start here: This thread started out talking about the most “arrested” team in the league. And all of a sudden, Viking supporters (there are no Viking fans) turn it around and start slinging arrows at Packer fans. That’s why you are hated – mind your own business – look inward instead of blaming everyone else (especially GB).

    First comment mentioning the Packers was this one, posted by a Packer fan….

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 27, 2011 9:36 AM
    I can only imagine how this must hurt. Be a CHAMPION, vikes fans, cheer for the Packers!

  69. mjtn says: Oct 27, 2011 5:42 PM

    I miss turd watch…

  70. contra74 says: Oct 27, 2011 6:22 PM

    irishgary says:
    Oct 27, 2011 4:01 PM
    @contra74

    Sorry dude the Vikings have zero NFl championships.
    ——-

    Sorry but you’re wrong unless you want to argue with history. Dont click the link below if you want the truth to get in the way of your fantasy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings

  71. irishgary says: Oct 27, 2011 9:02 PM

    @irishgary says:
    Oct 27, 2011 4:01 PM
    @contra74

    Sorry dude the Vikings have zero NFl championships.
    ——-

    Sorry but you’re wrong unless you want to argue with history. Dont click the link below if you want the truth to get in the way of your fantasy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings

    Sorry little man, I think everyone will recognize the Chiefs as champs that year.

  72. favreblows says: Oct 27, 2011 10:23 PM

    This is too awesome and too perfect. The Vikes are the biggest loser franchise in the history of pro sports. They are on a PR rally….and their team sucks…..and their CB beats the living crap out of his girlfriend. So typical….and so classic.

    I can’t believe people actually go to the Dome to support this team. Don’t you people have any dignity? This is a morally corrupt bunch of rejects. They don’t deserve your support.

    Cross the border and cheer for a respectable squad.

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…..this is so great. Paul Hargis is likely in tears.

    Silly Viking fans.

  73. contra74 says: Oct 27, 2011 11:20 PM

    irishgary says:
    Oct 27, 2011 9:02 PM
    @irishgary says:
    Oct 27, 2011 4:01 PM
    @contra74

    Sorry dude the Vikings have zero NFl championships.
    ——-

    Sorry but you’re wrong unless you want to argue with history. Dont click the link below if you want the truth to get in the way of your fantasy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings

    Sorry little man, I think everyone will recognize the Chiefs as champs that year.
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    Perhaps one day your opinion will matter but when standing against facts and record book it matter none. Hey, maybe you can convince some middle schoolers that you are right.

  74. pack13queens0 says: Oct 27, 2011 11:22 PM

    So many mudducks have already crossed the border & moved into Wisconsin, I just don’t understand why they still cheer for loser Minnesota teams. If you move over here, cheer for the winners. Packers undefeated, Badgers are better than the Gophers (would be undefeated as well if the referee hadn’t wrongfully awarded Michigan State a TD last Saturday Night) & we have a Nascar Champion in Matt Kenseth. When was the last time a Minnesotan won a Nascar race?

  75. sacram3ntal says: Oct 28, 2011 12:07 AM

    contra74 says:
    @contra74

    Sorry dude the Vikings have zero NFl championships.
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    Sorry but you’re wrong unless you want to argue with history. Dont click the link below if you want the truth to get in the way of your fantasy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings

    Sorry little man, I think everyone will recognize the Chiefs as champs that year.
    ————
    Perhaps one day your opinion will matter but when standing against facts and record book it matter none. Hey, maybe you can convince some middle schoolers that you are right
    *********************************

    Um, nope- he’s right. Everyone who clicks on your link gets to read about the Vikings losing to the Chiefs 23-7 in the Super Bowl that year.

    I realize you desperately want something to throw back at Bears and Packer fans, but no one is going to buy this.

    As soon as there was a Super Bowl, the American and National championship games were only semi-finals.

    Sorry man.

  76. brewdogg says: Oct 28, 2011 12:17 AM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Oct 27, 2011 11:22 PM
    So many mudducks have already crossed the border & moved into Wisconsin, I just don’t understand why they still cheer for loser Minnesota teams. If you move over here, cheer for the winners. Packers undefeated, Badgers are better than the Gophers (would be undefeated as well if the referee hadn’t wrongfully awarded Michigan State a TD last Saturday Night) & we have a Nascar Champion in Matt Kenseth. When was the last time a Minnesotan won a Nascar race?
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    Nascar? Really? What exactly are you bragging about here? “Hey, here in Wisconsin, we’re better at driving around in a little circle really fast!!” zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz But I guess if you frequent those races and spend hours at a time breathing in gas fumes, it would explain a few things.

  77. brewdogg says: Oct 28, 2011 12:27 AM

    @favreblower

    At least I don’t have to worry about a Viking player breaking into my place and using my laundry basket as a litter box.

  78. sevensixtwonato says: Oct 28, 2011 8:56 AM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Oct 27, 2011 11:22 PM
    When was the last time a Minnesotan won a Nascar race?

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    LOL What?!?! Uhhh Congrats? One person who grew up in your state turns left better than everyone else…better pat yourself on the back for that accomplishment.

  79. truthserum4u says: Oct 28, 2011 10:26 AM

    Why was the year 2000 chosen? Seems rather random and arbitrary. Usually you go back 10 years to assess statistics.

  80. vikings2011 says: Oct 28, 2011 4:36 PM

    packs13queens0–“When was the last time a Minnesotan won a Nascar race?”

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    Thank you for summing up the difference between someone from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  81. FromThisSeat.com says: Oct 28, 2011 4:43 PM

    Correction: Pacman Jones HAS BEEN arrested since he has been in Cincinnati. Resisted arrest and disorderly conduct at a restaurant.

  82. pack13queens0 says: Oct 28, 2011 11:28 PM

    brewdogg says:
    Oct 28, 2011 12:17 AM

    Nascar? Really? What exactly are you bragging about here? “Hey, here in Wisconsin, we’re better at driving around in a little circle really fast!!” zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz But I guess if you frequent those races and spend hours at a time breathing in gas fumes, it would explain a few things.

    ___________________________________
    You’re just jealous. You can have your silly baseball, basketball & hockey titles but football & Nascar are the 2 best sports in America & those are the sports Wisconsin has titles in but Minnesota doesn’t.

  83. truthserum4u says: Oct 29, 2011 5:01 AM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Oct 28, 2011 11:28 PM

    brewdogg says:
    Oct 28, 2011 12:17 AM

    Nascar? Really? What exactly are you bragging about here? “Hey, here in Wisconsin, we’re better at driving around in a little circle really fast!!” zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz But I guess if you frequent those races and spend hours at a time breathing in gas fumes, it would explain a few things.

    ___________________________________
    You’re just jealous. You can have your silly baseball, basketball & hockey titles but football & Nascar are the 2 best sports in America & those are the sports Wisconsin has titles in but Minnesota doesn’t.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    But Minnesota does have titles in football.

    The University of Minnesota has six college football championships. One of only four schools to have won back-to-back championships twice!

    Sorry, try again!

  84. brewdogg says: Oct 29, 2011 5:35 AM

    Dude, Nascar isn’t a sport. Nascar is in the same league as bowling, hunting, fishing, and golf. Sitting in a boat waiting for a bass to eat your worm is not a sport. Shooting an unsuspecting animal with a high-powered rifle while sitting in a tree stand is not engaging in a sporting activity. And driving a car around in a circle with a bunch of other people and seeing who gets around 500 times first is…..well, I’ve seen kids at the playground doing much the same thing. Although, they were actually using their own feet to do so. Almost like they were engaging in an athletic activity……

  85. superbowlhomeboy says: Oct 29, 2011 10:48 AM

    You’re just jealous. You can have your silly baseball, basketball & hockey titles but football & Nascar are the 2 best sports in America & those are the sports Wisconsin has titles in but Minnesota doesn’t.

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    You do realize that to the rest of the country there is no difference between Minnesota and Wisconsin right? Arguing which side of a river is better is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

  86. pack13queens0 says: Oct 30, 2011 10:37 AM

    There are differences between Minnesota & Wisconsin. Many differences. Minnesotan’s can’t even handle their alcohol well so they have to cross the border on Sunday to buy some & I also noticed at the game last week beer is cut off in the 4th quarter. You’d never see beer sales cut off at Lambeau.

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