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Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier gives Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Erin Henderson (50) a defensive play in the fourth quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Erin Henderson Arrested For DWI, Second Arrest In Two Months


Erin Henderson has a problem. Two months after being arrested for DWI, the Vikings linebacker has reportedly been nailed a second time for the same offense.

Per Tom Pelissero, Henderson was busted New Year’s Day in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He ultimately was booked on four charges including second degree test refusal DWI.

Henderson also refused a test the first time he was busted. There was lots of talk from Henderson after the first incident about fighting the charges, suing the state for something, I don’t even remember. But that never came to anything that I’m aware of.

As Pelissero points out, the Vikings stuck with Henderson the first time partly because Leslie Frazier was willing to stick up for him. Henderson sat down for two games after his initial arrest, leading to Audie Cole’s emergence at MLB.

Henderson returned as Will backer later, then regained his starting Mike spot after Cole was injured. Henderson’s play noticeably improved the last two games of the season.

But Henderson is now likely on his way out of Minnesota after this second arrest. Maybe Leslie Frazier will bring him to Tampa Bay once Leslie locks down that DC job under Lovie Smith.

Or maybe Tampa Bay won’t want anything to do with him either. Get your life straightened out Erin Henderson. Before you kill someone.

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  • Francisco J. Oso Rivas

    Once they get u once they’ll get you again and again minnesota keeps a tight leash on people that get booked into county even if you didn’t do nothing wrong they ‘ll stop you on “routine” stops and give you tickets or book you for something else after the “routine” stop

  • robb

    So you mean to tell me this guy only really lived up to his true potential when he thought his career and job were on the line and he figured he had to ?! So I guess the rest of the time he was just doing the bare minimum to get by and not even that at times. Wow. Eliminate this slacker. This has got to be one of the reasons why the Vikings lose. We’ve all seen the games where it looks like the team wasn’t into it at the beginning of the season. Get a coach who will inspire all of the team all of the time..