The PFT “days without an arrest tracker” enjoyed a good run over the final weeks of the regular season, but we knew that the offseason offered the kind of free time that has led to problems with the law for players in the past.
And it’s led to problems again this year. The offseason was just a few hours old for non-playoff teams when we had our first arrest in almost two months. Vikings rookie cornerback Jabari Price was arrested early Monday morning and charged with driving while impaired.
Price was pulled over at 3:18 a.m. on the morning after the season came to an end and an officer “detected impairment in the driver” according to the police report. Price registered a blood alcohol level of 0.13 on a breathalyzer test and was arrested. He is due in court on February 9.
“We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Price and are looking into the matter,” the Vikings said in a statement, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “We will withhold any further comment at this time.”
The Vikings released wide receiver Jerome Simpson in September after he was involved in an alcohol-related traffic stop, although Simpson had a lengthier history of issues with alcohol and the law than Price.
And so the meter gets reset after 49 days, the longest run in its existence and one that may be hard to reach again during the long offseason that’s about to unfold.