After he was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on a felony domestic violence charge on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings have decided to release Jeff Gladney.
Week 17 of the 2020 season is the last time anyone has seen Jeff Gladney in a Minnesota Vikings uniform. And now, we know that game will end up being the last time Gladney takes the field as a member of the Vikings.
After allegedly assaulting a woman earlier this year, the cornerback has been waiting to find out if he is going to be facing serious jail time as a result of his alleged actions.
On Tuesday, Gladney found out what might lie ahead for him in the future when he was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on a felony domestic violence charge according to multiple reports. As a result of his indictment, the Vikings went ahead and released Gladney.
Jeff Gladney is no longer a member of the Minnesota Vikings
Shortly after the news of Gladney’s indictment broke on Tuesday, Minnesota team President Mark Wilf stated that the cornerback’s allegations are “very disturbing and something that’s concerning to us as ownership and to our organization.”
Obviously, Wilf and the rest of the Vikings leadership felt removing Gladney from the roster was the best decision for the team moving forward.
Minnesota used a first-round pick on the former TCU cornerback in the 2020 NFL Draft. Along with Cameron Dantzler, the Vikings thought they had the makings of a talented young cornerback duo from their 2020 rookie class.
That partnership with Dantzler and Minnesota is now over for Gladney as a result of his indictment on Tuesday.
Gladney is the third cornerback the Vikings have drafted in the first round since Mike Zimmer became the team’s head coach in 2014. After his release on Tuesday, none of these three first-round cornerbacks (Trae Waynes and Mike Hughes being the other two) are members of Minnesota’s current roster.