Vikings CB Jabari Price arrested and charged with DWI
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked with a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired before being released, the Star Tribune reports.
Price was observed driving above the speed limit in the early morning of the day after his team’s season-ending win over the Bears, and the trooper “detected impairment in the driver,” per the incident report, before administering a breathalyzer. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 9.
“We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Price and are looking into the matter,” a Vikings spokesman said in a statement. “We will withhold any further comment at this time.”
The arrest comes one year and one day after ex-Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was arrested for DWI. Price recorded 10 tackles in his first season in Minnesota.
Vikings CB Jabari Price given two-game suspension by NFL
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price was suspended for two games by the NFL for violating the league’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Price can participate in all preseason activities, and after missing the two games, Price will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Sept. 21.
Price apologized for the suspension via a statement issues by the NFL Players Association.
“I sincerely apologize to my family, my teammates, the Vikings organization and Vikings fans for the mistake I made last winter,” Price said in a statement Friday. “I can assure you that it will never happen again. I look forward to returning to helping my team on the field in Week 3.”
Price was arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired in the hours after the team’s 2014 regular-season finale in December and had his charge reduced to careless driving in April as part of a plea agreement.
Price will be entering his second NFL season. He appeared in 14 games in 2014 and recorded 10 tackles for Minnesota, with no starts, after being a seventh-round pick out of North Carolina.