Vikings CB Jabari Price’s DWI Reduced To Careless Driving


Back in December, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price was pulled over while driving and charged with driving while intoxicated.  At that time, Price was booked in the Hennepin County Jail after recording a 0.13 blood alcohol level.  However, he didn’t see his day in court until recently, when according to the Star Tribune, his charges were reduced from a DWI to Careless Driving.

Oct 26, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price (39) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Minnesota Vikings defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With that charge, Jabari Price will have to be electronically monitored for 30 days, enter a substance abuse education program, and pay a fine of $300.  While those are the results of the legal matter, the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings can also impose penalties on Price which could be in the form of a fine or even suspension.

Jabari Price finished his rookie campaign during the 2014 season, where he found action in 14 games and notched 10 tackles.  Most of his playing time was on special teams, but he also earned 46 defensive snaps.

Despite the reduction in charge, Jabari Price’s spot on the Minnesota Vikings roster is in danger.  He was a fringe player last year and despite showing some promise during the 2014 season, Minnesota will likely be out to prove that improper personal conduct will not be tolerated by the team.

However, everyone makes mistakes.  Hopefully, this is one big lapse in judgement that Jabari Price can learn from and not replicate in the future.

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