Vikings News: Minnesota coach arrested on Friday

Wes Phillips
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A coach for the Minnesota Vikings was arrested on Friday night leading into their Week 14 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

It feels as though it has been a while since there was a report of an arrest involving someone within the Minnesota Vikings organization. Sadly, that streak ended this weekend when the report of an arrest was announced.

According to ESPN's Kevin Siefert on X (formerly Twitter), Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips was arrested on Friday night for misdemeanor DWI but has been released on bond heading into this weekend's game.

Here is the announcement of Phillips' arrest by Siefert on X:

Seifert included part of a statement from the Vikings in his post that stated that Wes Phillips will travel with the team to Nevada for Sunday while the team attempts to gather more information involving the incident.

The details of the arrest have not been released but more information should become available as time passes. Here is what we know:

What does this mean for the Minnesota Vikings?

At the moment, there doesn't seem to be an immediate impact regarding the arrest. Phillips will travel with the Vikings to Las Vegas for their upcoming game against the Raiders and is expected to be on the sidelines as a coach for the contest.

That doesn't mean that there won't be any repercussions from the arrest. Once the legal system runs its course, the league or possibly the Vikings organization will review the details and take appropriate action.


Although it is disappointing to have an arrest within the Minnesota Vikings organization, this is a reminder that the players and coaches are human beings who make mistakes and that their actions shouldn't be a reflection of the organization as a whole.

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