Erin Henderson faces four charges for first of two DUI arrests


Linebacker Erin Henderson doesn’t have a job right now, but he’s got plenty of criminal charges to sort out as a result of two arrests on suspicion of DUI in recent months.

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Henderson, who was released by the Vikings earlier this month, faces four misdemeanor charges in relation to his November 19 arrest in Minnesota. Police responded to a call about an intoxicated Henderson departing a residence in his car and found Henderson parked in the vehicle with his lights off.

Henderson faces two counts of fourth-degree driving while impaired, one count of careless driving and one count of possessing over 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle. All the charges carry a possible sentence of 90 days and/or a fine of up to $1,000. He also faces charges of second- and third-degree DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and a violation of a special condition on his driver’s license after being arrested again on January 1.

Henderson is a free agent after being released by the Vikings, but it’s not clear how robust a market he’ll see given the legal troubles hanging over his head.

23 responses to “Erin Henderson faces four charges for first of two DUI arrests

  1. This is why he was released by the Vikings.

    Our superior franchise doesn’t deal with any problem players who do these kind of things – we only keep classy, talented players that our whole roster is full of.

    We do things the Viking way – which is a superior way to every other single franchise that is below us in the NFL.

  2. The only thing he has going for him is that he will fit in good in Wisconsin. Notice how turd bay has terrible linebackers and yes that ringing you hear is clown music coming from Wisconsin.

  3. The lesson here is that nothing good happens at 3:18 AM in Minnesota. While everyone can agree he should have been home in bed preparing for the next game where the defense blows the lead on the final play or in the final 2 minutes, still, DUI and pot possession pales in comparison to beating up your girlfriends like his other defensive teammates.

  4. And if I remember correctly he was suspended a few years ago for using PED’s. At least the minimum wage is going up, cause that’s what he is looking at.

  5. Finally, something the Vikings are better at than any other NFL team. Crime.

    Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests.

    Cue the clown music ….

  6. Where as in green bay he would’ve gotten a police escort home… Remember Nick Barnett sucker-punching a woman in a bar and nothing happened? Or Mark Chmura hot-tubbin’ it up with the high school cheer squad?

    It makes ya wonder why so many packer players suddenly get into trouble when they move onto different clubs. Favre with his cellphone, Sharper with his raping.

    In green bay they turn the other way if you play for the packers and you can get away with anything… Anything. too bad for henderson he never played in green bay, although you could’nt tell the difference with how bad their defense is

  7. thespeaker6 says:
    Feb 28, 2014 3:53 PM
    Sharper actually spent the majority of his career as a Packer. What does that tell you?

    He likes to win?

  8. Chmura was arrested and brought to trial. Found not guilty. It took the jurors 2 hours to return the verdict.

    Barnett was arrested and pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charge for “shoving a woman”.

    You were 0 for 2 in your recounting.

  9. This viking player had one suspension for steroids and now 2 more substance abuse violations.

    Combining those with violations of the personal conduct policy for a player of very limited ability, it is unlikely that any team would sign someone with that much baggage to be a 3rd string linebacker.

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