Jun 11, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman watches the players perform drills at the Minnesota Vikings Minicamp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Spielman Releases Statement About Recent Spate Of Vikings Arrests

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One arrest was unfortunate. Two arrests was ridiculous. Three arrests was enough for Rick Spielman to finally put down the dumbbell for a second and issue a statement.

The fact that we have had three recent off field situations is unacceptable and disappointing. Our organization looks at each situation and the circumstances involved to determine our actions with those players and how to best move forward.

The Vikings have a comprehensive approach with our player development program and excellent resources that are a part of this organization, but certainly we will take a methodical look at how we can improve upon our current programs to prevent these situations in the future.

A comprehensive breakdown of Spielman’s statement:

“The fact that we have had three recent off field situations is unacceptable and disappointing.” If it’s one guy you say well that guy’s just an isolated dirtbag. But when it’s three guys in less than a month, gosh, I guess that starts to make the team look bad?

“Our organization looks at each situation and the circumstances involved to determine our actions with those players and how to best move forward.” A.J. Jefferson’s situation was different than the others because A.J. Jefferson sucks. We had to look at that and determine our action with that player which was to cut him before the legal process had a chance to play out.

“The Vikings have a comprehensive approach with our player development program and excellent resources that are a part of this organization…” For example, when we drafted Percy Harvin, we visited his grandmother and she said he was okay.

“…but certainly we will take a methodical look at how we can improve upon our current programs to prevent these situations in the future.” We’ll sit down and talk about it. Hey, did I mention our guys do a lot of stuff in the community? It’s true.

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