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Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway rescues pair from disabled boat

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway may want to look into a post-football career working for the Coast Guard.

According to KARE 11-TV in Minnesota, Greenway helped rescue a couple from their boat, which had become uncontrollable on Lake Minnetonka on Monday afternoon.

Crystal and Edward Alexis were out on the lake gazing at houses lining the shores when the steering of the boat became inoperable. The boat was spinning in circles and drifting toward the rocks lining the banks.

Greenway jumped into the water and guided the vessel out of danger under further help could arrive.

“I just ran down, of course with my two little girls following behind me, trying to stay out of the way, and I figured I’d help them out. It looked like it was dangerous,” Greenway said.

Greenway then aided to get the boat secured and able to be towed to safety.

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37 Responses to “Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway rescues pair from disabled boat”
  1. KEvans says: Jun 2, 2014 10:52 PM

    We should be getting more stories like this and other players should take notice. What happened to hold these athletes to higher standards and expecting them to be role models? Great job Greenway, way to make your team and city proud. Go Texans!

  2. longsufferingkcfan says: Jun 2, 2014 10:54 PM

    Of course a former Hawkeye will act heroically. Way to go Chad!

  3. kw93 says: Jun 2, 2014 10:55 PM

    Ok believable story as he is a good guy but honestly… How many times did he miss the boat before he finally grabed ahold of it?

  4. vikingsftw says: Jun 2, 2014 11:05 PM

    This is surely is a sign from god that the Vikings bitter misery to finally a Super Bowl win will be fulfilled at long last. All thanks to the 2 newbs on Minnetonka. SKOL

  5. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Jun 2, 2014 11:05 PM

    Purify yourself in Lake Minnetonka.

  6. axespray says: Jun 2, 2014 11:05 PM

    Well that’s pretty cool.

  7. gojags says: Jun 2, 2014 11:06 PM

    This guy is a hero both on and off the field.

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 2, 2014 11:06 PM

    Good story. Nice job, Chad.

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  9. purplengold says: Jun 2, 2014 11:13 PM

    Heroic behavior.

  10. thevikingslol says: Jun 2, 2014 11:14 PM

    Breaking: the vikings have cut Greenway for being a decent human being and have made an offer to Darren Sharper.

  11. ballinmore says: Jun 2, 2014 11:19 PM

    Much more feel good story than the last time any Vikings players were on a boat.

  12. freshnsoclean says: Jun 2, 2014 11:23 PM

    Too bad that boat isn’t the Vikings. They’ve been spinning out of control for years and still haven’t been rescued.

  13. claimersays says: Jun 2, 2014 11:24 PM

    Lake Minnetonka… Cue the Love Boat references… Was Fred Smoot in a lifeboat nearby?… We’re the rescued scantily clad??? Just get those two out of the way.

  14. phukurmouf says: Jun 2, 2014 11:24 PM

    “spinning in circles and drifting toward the rocks lining the banks.”
    Sounds alot like the minny defense…. But not even greenway can rescue that

  15. claimersays says: Jun 2, 2014 11:26 PM

    Chads a beast, the link to the story is worthy!

  16. vikes89allday says: Jun 2, 2014 11:32 PM

    Beast!!!! Now let’s see him rescue the defense

  17. joboosmojo says: Jun 2, 2014 11:40 PM

    Nice job by Greenway. But I do have to ask why Viking players are always found on boats.

  18. bornahawker says: Jun 2, 2014 11:54 PM

    From 9 man football in SD, to Iowa, then best tackler in Minnesota, to Super Hero.
    Go Hawks!

  19. talkingproud says: Jun 2, 2014 11:54 PM

    Finally, a positive story about a Viking and a boat.

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 2, 2014 11:54 PM

    I think “rescue” is a bit strong.

  21. In Teddy We Trust says: Jun 3, 2014 12:11 AM

    Chad Greenway played last season with a broken wrist and now he saves lives. You can draw an interesting contrast with Aaron Rodgers, who is afraid of injuring himself on a football field.

  22. dougouts says: Jun 3, 2014 12:18 AM

    Cheers to Chad!
    Refreshing to see an NFL player in the headlines for something positive rather than an arrest.
    SKOL, Vikes!

  23. cwilliams135 says: Jun 3, 2014 12:30 AM

    Chad is a good dude. Need more like him in this world.

  24. cowboys8819 says: Jun 3, 2014 12:44 AM

    That’s awesome! Nice job Chad!

  25. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 3, 2014 1:02 AM

    Out of control on Lake Minnetonka.

    Of course a viking was involved.

  26. truenorth84 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:06 AM

    Nice work Chad. Minnesota nice!

  27. pappavike says: Jun 3, 2014 1:22 AM

    Above and beyond what most athletes would do!! He’s a kind & compassionate human being and a lover of life and of family his and of others as well!!! On behalf of all humans thank you Mr. Greenway. Acts like yours restore my faith in humanity!!

  28. FlashPatterson says: Jun 3, 2014 2:03 AM

    Chad Greenway is the man, man.

  29. asapneily1 says: Jun 3, 2014 4:40 AM

    Im picking him up on fantasy, hes bound to have a good karma year

  30. borisbulldog says: Jun 3, 2014 4:55 AM

    When you rescue someone from a 16ft bass boat, is it really a rescue?

  31. giantsfan82 says: Jun 3, 2014 5:55 AM

    Class act.

  32. joeflaccosunibrow says: Jun 3, 2014 6:35 AM

    Why not just kill the motor?

  33. pantherfan40 says: Jun 3, 2014 8:42 AM

    GREAT MAN class act .

  34. tformation says: Jun 3, 2014 10:04 AM

    Wait… a POSITIVE story involving the Vikings and a boat? Wot?

    Kidding aside, well done, Mr. Greenway.

  35. deltaoracle says: Jun 3, 2014 3:29 PM

    Not exactly Titanic II, and I hope Mr. Alexis didn’t ruin a good dress, but it was a nice move by Greenway.

  36. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Jun 3, 2014 5:37 PM

    “Purify yourself in Lake Minnetonka.”

    You may want to rethink that, its being pumped full of poo right now…

  37. sonofad says: Jun 4, 2014 4:59 PM

    Who is going to rescue the sinking ship that is the Vikings?

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