NFL teams take off-field conduct seriously and will punish you mightily if you transgress.
Especially if you’re expendable.
In news that should surprise no one, the Vikings released practice squad offensive lineman Isame Faciane after he was arrested for drunk driving, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The Vikings have kept the converted defensive lineman on their practice squad the last three years, but it didn’t take long after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving charges for him to become unemployed.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday the team was “getting all the facts” but a day later Faciane was gone.
“My thoughts are that it’s disappointing and that’s one of the things I’m trying to get rid of around here, making sure that our fans are being represented in the right way,” Zimmer said. “It was stupid, and we’ll see.’’
Faciane was arrested last Wednesday at 2:33 a.m. when police spotted him driving around construction barricades and going the wrong way down a highway ramp. He was the first Viking arrested since December 2014, which made him an easy guy to make an example of.