Vikings release A.J. Jefferson after Monday morning arrest

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It has been less than 24 hours since the Vikings’ tie with the Packers came to an end, but cornerback A.J. Jefferson has been pretty busy.

A Hennepin County Jail spokesperson confirmed with Tom Pelissero of USA Today that Jefferson is in jail after being arrested on Monday morning on probable cause for domestic assault. There are no other details available at the moment, but we do know that Jefferson won’t be a member of the Vikings as he deals with any further legal matters related to the arrest.

The Vikings announced that they have released Jefferson. He’ll be available to any team that wants to claim him on waivers, although that seems unlikely given Jefferson’s other alleged activities on Monday.

Jefferson, who has five tackles and an interception in 10 games this season, was arrested little more than two weeks after wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on drunk driving charges.

39 responses to “Vikings release A.J. Jefferson after Monday morning arrest

  1. I thought in America you were innocent until proven guilty???

    especially in cases of domestic violence and assault where the man is almost always arrested before all of the true information comes to light

  2. I think Chris Cook took it a little too far when the Vikings coaching staff asked him to mentor AJ Jefferson. I think they were talking about the activities between the two side lines although based on Jefferson’s sub standard play, he seemed to follow in Cook’s footsteps in that department too.

    Maybe if the Viking cornerbacks would hit more on the field, their wives and girlfriends wouldn’t be in danger.

  3. He’s now a ex-Viking meaning his actions aren’t allowed in the Vikings organization…

    The packers signed Johny Jolly after being in prison 4 years on the same charges

    Classy organizations prove they are

  4. thepftpoet says: Nov 25, 2013 1:21 PM

    He’s now a ex-Viking meaning his actions aren’t allowed in the Vikings organization…

    The packers signed Johny Jolly after being in prison 4 years on the same charges

    Classy organizations prove they are

    Funny – you should maybe go research why he was in jail before you post it. NOT SAME CHARGES.

  5. Big Ben is lucky he doesn’t play for a stand up organization like Minny or he’d be on the streets or flipping burgers at the Piggly Wiggly. How soon before the Degenerate Broncos sign this clown. He can hang with their city’s limp wristed, kidnapping goalie Semyon Varlamov and have a few laughs while exchange domestic assault stories.

  6. This begs the question…

    When there is conflict in a Minnesota jail, do the inmates write anonymous letters to each other, make passive aggressive comments, and stab each other in the back…figuratively???

    Hopefully AJ can enlighten us when he gets out.

  7. Low character team.

    adrian peterson doesn’t participate in his children’s lives.

    With veteran leaders like adrian peterson…. what do you expect?!?

  8. thepftpoet says: Nov 25, 2013 1:21 PM

    He’s now a ex-Viking meaning his actions aren’t allowed in the Vikings organization…

    The packers signed Johny Jolly after being in prison 4 years on the same charges

    Classy organizations prove they are
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    And if he happened to be a star RB on the vikes he wouldn’t have been released.

    It’s unfortunate this happened, and it shouldn’t have happened.

    But we all know it’s who you are, and how important you are, that determines if you’ll be released by a team or not. It’s the way the NFL works. It’s not team specific.

  9. In case you can’t read, he’s no longer a Viking. Which means we don’t tolerate this type of off the field behavior, whether it be domestic, substance abuse, or child molesters.

    *See Mark Chmura

    Not true my friend. * See Chris Cook

  10. thepftpoet says: Nov 25, 2013 1:21 PM

    He’s now a ex-Viking meaning his actions aren’t allowed in the Vikings organization…

    The packers signed Johny Jolly after being in prison 4 years on the same charges

    Classy organizations prove they are

    ————

    What does that say about the Vikings with Simpson then?

  11. In case you can’t read, he’s no longer a Viking. Which means we don’t tolerate this type of off the field behavior, whether it be domestic, substance abuse, or child molesters.

    *See Mark Chmura
    ==============================

    * see Chris Cook.

  12. When told a tie is like kissing your sister, Packer fans responded; “Don’t we know it!”

    FYI: the number of wins without your only good player remains at ZERO.

  13. Vikings do the right thing, unlike the packer organization that allows a druggie such as Jolly on their team.

    Wait to step up Vikes and set the proper example.

  14. Imagine how many times this happened in GB? But cops don’t arrest Packers in Mamby Pamby land. Other teams realize there is more to life than being drunk, fat , stupid and football, well maybe except New Orleans

  15. iamedreed says: Nov 25, 2013 1:16 PM

    I thought in America you were innocent until proven guilty???
    _____________
    Legally, yes. But that has nothing to do with your job. I have every right in the world to walk around my house in my boxers, wearing a monster mask, but if I try going into work like that, it’s going to be an issue. In the eyes of the law, Jefferson is innocent, but in the eyes of the Vikings, they’re done with this jag.

  16. He may be a “Vested Veteran” which means the Vikings will have to pay him the balance of his contract. Vested Veterans have 4 or more seasons and he was working on week 11 of his fourth season.

  17. To all NFL fans,

    Criticizing other teams because their players don’t behave like choirboys is pretty weak. Although I do have to say, the Packers defense PLAYS LIKE A BUNCH OF CHOIRBOYS!

  18. crisper57 says: Nov 25, 2013 5:44 PM

    AZ traded this guy to Minny for a 6th Round Pick that they turned around and used in a package to land Carson Palmer.

    Cards won that trade.

    ————————————————–

    Yes, because that trade hinged on that 6th round pick. And there are quite a few Cardinals fans who would have argued with you before the last few games.

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