Vikings cut Jeff Gladney

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Cornerback Jeff Gladney is no longer a member of the Vikings.

The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have dropped Gladney from the roster. Gladney was indicted on a felony domestic violence charge in Texas earlier in the day. Gladney is accused of choking, punching and shoving a woman during an incident in April.

“Following our review of today’s indictment against Jeff Gladney, we have decided to release Jeff immediately,” the Vikings said in a statement. “As we have previously said, we take these matters very seriously and condemn all forms of domestic violence. Due to the ongoing legal nature of this matter, we are unable to provide further comment.”

Gladney was a first-round pick in 2020 and he will go through the waiver process, although the criminal charge will not make him an appealing prospect to other teams who might have had positive ratings on him when he was entering the league.

50 responses to “Vikings cut Jeff Gladney

  1. He will be inducted into the Troy Williamson ring of honor at halftime of the first home game this season.

  2. Just because you play football-doesn’t mean you can’t go around disrespecting people……

  3. Everyone knew this was coming at some point. It stinks losing a first-round drafted player, but Gladney doesn’t deserve to play in the NFL.

  4. it is really amazing how many players throw away millions of dollars….what’s up with that….happens a few times each year in every sport….makes it hard to watch…

  5. You had the chance to go from school to a sports career that could have set you up for life. And you toss it all away just like that. I know some will scream to give him a second chance. But he already had an amazing chance few others get and he wasted it.

  6. Big, tough football player. Punching and shoving a woman. I just don’t get it

  7. The Cleveland Browns or Kansas Chiefs will sign him after he clears waivers. He’ll fit right in on one of those teams.

  8. This guy seems like a lock be picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs. Fit in with the rest of their “culture” guys.

  9. Cannot condone his actions. Huge mistake! Gladney needs to get his life straightened out. However I would not have cut him. The Vikings should have waited to see how everything plays out over the next year and held on to his rights. What usually happens is the team a player is on when he screws up is forced to cut the player or face public backlash. The team that eventually picks him up faces no such backlash and is given a pass or even praised for giving the player a second chance.

  10. About time. He was charged in April.

    I am glad that NFL fans stood up and would not allow the Vikings to continue this disgusting policy of keeping felons on their roster.

  11. Good on the Vikings honestly, im sure there would have been a team or two that wouldn’t have taken this route.

  12. At least give Gladney credit for perpetrating his domestic violence in the off season unlike the former Viking DB Chris Cook who choose to choke his girlfriend on a Saturday night before a Sunday noon game. Because Minnesota judges don’t work on Sunday, Mr. Cook was unable to post bail until Monday thus missing the game.

    It goes without saying that the Vikings lost that game and ended up holding on to Cook longer than they should have. At least they learned their lesson and cut Gladney right away. At this point, you have got to ask the question is is the drinking water in Minneapolis that causes this behavior?

  13. httwft says:
    August 3, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    good luck on getting a 2nd chance moron smh.

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    Greg Hardy says I’ll take that bet.

  14. Tough break for the Vikes, but they did the right thing. No doubt in a season or two Gladney will get picked up by some team. Unless there is a video of the assault, he’ll get another chance to play.

  15. pbdisciple says:
    August 3, 2021 at 4:51 pm
    Guilty until proven innocent. That’s scary for everyone.

    The fact that you got thumbs downed heavily for this is what should be scary for everyone.

  16. Chiefs can use a good corner….baggage should drop the contract price.
    .
    may have actually halped this guys carreer.

  17. Funny how many people throwing shade at the Chiefs for the Tyreek Hill incident. I guess you guys forgot how to read when he was proven innocent

  18. Xavier Rhodes
    Trae Waynes
    Mike Hughes
    Gladney

    The Vikings sure know how to pick em…and lose em.

  19. Hey Packers fans:

    Davenport,Underwood, Walden, and Ahman Green all say hello.

    Every team has guys like this.

    At least the Vikings didn’t have a guy who was dating his Aunt( Mossy Cade) or a serial killer(Randall Woodfield)

    Get over yourselves.

  20. Nobody has worse 1st round picks than the Vikings. We should just trade all our 1st round picks for 2nds and some other late rounders.

    This years 2021 pick is already injured. Not playing. Another bust in the making.

  21. gochief58 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Funny how many people throwing shade at the Chiefs for the Tyreek Hill incident. I guess you guys forgot how to read when he was proven innocent
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    I think you left out, Frank Clark, Jarran Reed, Eric Bienemy, not to mention the long history of domestic abuse in the ownership group.

    And Tyreek plead guilty

  22. gochief58 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 6:53 pm
    Funny how many people throwing shade at the Chiefs for the Tyreek Hill incident. I guess you guys forgot how to read when he was proven innocent

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    Hill plead guilty to assaulting his then pregnant girlfriend

  23. “Funny how many people throwing shade at the Chiefs for the Tyreek Hill incident.”

    Actually the Chiefs are mentioned not only for Hill but others that proceeded him. KC has the worst record in the league of keeping or picking up players with DV in their history or while they’re on the Chiefs.

  24. It’s just too bad that the Vikings organization didn’t show this kind of backbone when their All-World RB tortured a 4 year old child.

  25. paulhargis57 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    At least the Vikings didn’t have a guy who was dating his Aunt( Mossy Cade) or a serial killer(Randall Woodfield)
    ********
    The Packers didn’t have a guy who was dating his aunt?
    Is that really how you refer to rape?
    Anyway, you’re still wrong, because the Vikings most definitely did!!!
    Minnesota actually signed Mossy Cade after he finished up his prison stint.
    Seriously, how sad is that? 🤣

    And as for Winfield, (nice try) he was almost a non-existent footnote in Packers history.
    A 17th round pick in ‘74, who basically had a cup of coffee in GB and was cut after a couple of weeks of training camp.
    Not to mention all of his crimes took place after his “football career”.
    It would be akin to the Packers taking all the credit for Kurt Warner’s Hall of Fame career because it actually started, albeit very briefly, in Green Bay.

  26. kev359 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    gochief58 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Funny how many people throwing shade at the Chiefs for the Tyreek Hill incident. I guess you guys forgot how to read when he was proven innocent
    _____________________________________________________________________________________-

    I think you left out, Frank Clark, Jarran Reed, Eric Bienemy, not to mention the long history of domestic abuse in the ownership group.

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    Jovan Belcher

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