Vikings rookie Jabari Price facing DWI charge

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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.

65 responses to “Vikings rookie Jabari Price facing DWI charge

  1. His defense:

    The poor fellow was so distraught after hearing over and over here on pft that the Vikes were an invincible dynasty, that he couldn’t believe the team did not dominate all the way through the playoffs and coast to an inevitable Super bowl victory.

  2. I dont think many people understand how easy it is to rack up a .13 BAC. Of course the obvious solution is never drink anything if you are going to drive….and we all know that most people are never going to practice this fool-proof measure. Therefore, invest a few bucks in a personal breathalyzer and always have it with you when you go out.

  3. its been 2 years since a member of the Green Bay Packers has been arrested….

    longest active streak by an NFL team going right now in the NFL

    take note Vikes fans…

  4. Here’s an idea you make plenty of money I’m sure you can find an alternative to driving with the way the league is cracking down something like this could be your career eventually

  5. Stupid mistake, but he’s still a kid. Not going to justify his actions specially with his income level (the ease of which he could find a different solution in getting home is not justifiable) but give the kid a break. I’d wager as high as 90% of the commenters on here have also driven while impaired while they were young. He’s got all the opportunity to learn from this and to grow as a person… Let him face his consequences but let him move on as well.

    Look at a guy like Jared Allen. Made some poor choices when he was younger but no one could argue how he changed and became a better person and member of his community. Follow Jared’s example, kid.

  6. The “Days Without Arrest” ticker remains unchanged. I suppose it’s because Viking arrests don’t count against the real NFL teams!!

  7. Lol guy couldn’t even make it 4 hours past the end of the last regular season game to get arrested ?

    Mitigating factor = can’t blame anyone on that awful franchise for drinking heavily. If you expected a bright future in the NFL and ended up on the Minny team you know your career will end with very little success unless you find a way to get traded or cut.

  8. So many of the NFL’s off-the-field issues over the last year are the result of players and the League not realizing that the world has changed. Thirty years ago, a DWI would have been written off as nothing more than a player blowing off steam. The same would probably have been true of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations. However, we’ve wised up over the last 30 years and now realize that DWI, domestic violence and corporal abuse of children are serious matters that must be treated seriously. Unfortunately, some players and some League executives still don’t seem to get it.

    End of sermon.

  9. Without smart as comments….Why is it there are so many players with DUIs in Minnesota???
    Because MN has very good and honest police officers. If anybody here thinks the players on their team aren’t drinking and driving, they are only kidding themselves. In other towns, the officers are looking the other way because the person plays football for their favorite team. In GB for example, a player can party and have illegal sexual contact with minors and get away with it.

  10. scoops1 says:
    Jan 4, 2015 11:15 AM
    its been 2 years since a member of the Green Bay Packers has been arrested….

    longest active streak by an NFL team going right now in the NFL

    take note Vikes fans…

    …that since Green bay has the Packers and absolutely nothing else a Packer would have to eat his neighbor to get arrested. Or maybe not then.

  11. I just knew some goober would throw in a comment about Bridgewater’s allegedly small hands. What a tool.

  12. Being a person who lives in MN. Cops don’t really have much to do in the Twin Cities, just knocking out the quota. But seriously, what’s with Vikings and getting DUIs?

  13. Fact: the Minnesota Vikings lead the NFL last year in at least one category; player arrests. Their number was nearly double the 2nd place franchise on that list.

    It would appear that the Vikings don’t want to give up the mantle that easily and are off to a roaring start in the new off season.

    But to be completely fair to the team and remain open minded to this kid’s situation, what would you do if you were drafted to a team that has never won a Superbowl and barely finished out of last place, I know I would want a couple of drinks to dull the pain.

  14. Packers in the second round of the playoffs, Vikings getting arrested.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    The question becomes, are the Vikings just drafting/signing so many criminals because they don’t care about character…….or is there something about being a Viking that makes someone become a criminal?

  15. f1restarter says:
    Jan 4, 2015 11:13 AM
    “Something happens when you put on that purple.”
    – Super Bowl winning coach Mike McCarthy.
    Just like almost all packer posts, the like to make things up and claim them as true.

  16. “Who would name their kid “Jabari”?”

    Jabari hell, how about “Barkevious” and some of the much worse names that players have ?

  17. Minnesota vikings way of feeling relevant by getting their name in the news. Seriously has there been 1 article written about them that didn’t include someone in trouble or just dysfunction this year? What a black eye for the league.

  18. And you have to love the Vikings fans claiming that it’s only because Minnesota cops are the only ones that aren’t in awe of football players.

    So you’re telling me cops in cities like New York, Chicago, Oakland, etc. wouldn’t arrest any football players? Cops in the dirty south never would never dare pull over a black player? LOL. Sure.

    It also ignores the fact that some of the Vikings arrests happen outside of Minnesota, like child beater Adrian Peterson. But I guess that doesn’t fit the narrative you want to tell.

  19. Maybe he wanted to keep his team relevant and in the news since competing for a championship isn’t an option.

  20. 13nflchamps says:

    Big game for the Vikes today….on ESPN classic.

    Do tell, what time? Was the close nail biter where they lost 41-0 in the NFC championship? Or when Gary Andersen missed his only FB attempt of the year in dropping a Championship game to the Falcons? Both those are classic in my mind.

  21. leatherface2012 says:
    Jan 4, 2015 11:46 AM

    13nflchamps says:
    Jan 4, 2015 11:05 AM
    What time do the Vikings play today??

    you’ll be asking the same about gb when dallas knocks them out next weekend
    Just FYI- the Vikings have had 1 playoff appearance in the last 5 years- and they lost that to the Green Bay Packers in the wild card game. One and done.

    In the last 5 years, the Packers have made the playoffs 5 times. They have lost in the first round twice. They have moved on twice, including a Super Bowl victory in 2010.

    Anyways, answer the question, sweetheart. What time do the Vikings play today?

  22. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 4, 2015 1:13 PM
    “Who would name their kid “Jabari”?”

    The Parker’s would…

    I have a friend that teaches and she told me she had a girl named La-a, which is pronounced, Ladasha.

    For real though, any of these players could take a limo wherever they wanted, and I understand that everyone makes mistakes, but just get a cab, anything except drive especially when you know cops will be out in force for the holiday, and its way cheaper than than all the fines you’re going to get.

  23. leatherface2012 says: Jan 4, 2015 11:46 AM

    13nflchamps says:
    Jan 4, 2015 11:05 AM
    What time do the Vikings play today??

    you’ll be asking the same about gb when dallas knocks them out next weekend

    The Cowboys haven’t even won today yet.

  24. Less than 12 hours into the offseason a viking gets arrested and I had day 2 in the pool.

    On the bright side the vikings have not had an arrest in 2015 yet. But I’m sure Vegas has them as the favorite to get the first arrest of the year.

    The vikings always seem to get the most bizarre arrest of the year also.

    Is the Wizzinator still suspended?

  25. Glad to a post regarding a Vikings legal trouble without people screaming Goodell’s name.

    Probably because he isn’t a “Superstar” though.

  26. ariani1985 says:
    Jan 4, 2015 12:35 PM
    My friend is a cop in turd bay and players are on the list of freebees.

    You’re lying. Again. The players are not on a list of freebies……and you don’t have any friends.

  27. The Packers are once again contending for an NFL record 13th World Championship, and continue to make news for the right kinds of reasons. Packer fans deserve such excellence.

    Better football for better people.

  28. Dude will need a ton of wow plays to be on the Vikings roster again this year. Stupidity like this only comes from loserville like Green Bay.

  29. what else is there for him to do but drink, no football and stuck in Minnesota, I would drink heavily too. this franchise is the gift that keeps on giving stupid.

  30. What’s there to do anywhere at 3:18 AM on an early Monday morning? I know you deliver newspapers, but what about everyone else?

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