Carl Eller Found Guilty of Assaulting Cops

Former Viking great Carl Eller was found guilty on two misdemeanor counts at Hennepin County District Court this morning, one count of fourth-degree assault on a police officer and one of refusing a field sobriety test.  The charges stemmed from an incident last April in which Eller, in an apparent advanced state of inebriation, fought a pair of police officers who’d pulled him over.  The cops claimed Eller kept attacking them even after they’d tazed him, throwing one of them against the hood of his Mercedes and sending both of them to the hospital.  Eller originally faced four charges, but had the fleeing police and DUI ones dropped as part of a deal with prosecutors.  Sentencing is set for February 23.

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