Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton understands why several Minnesota Vikings players, as well as players for other NFL teams, have been arrested recently. He may be quick to point out that he doesn’t condone such behavior, including Adrian Peterson’s arrest for an altercation, Marshawn Lynch reportedly driving drunk and Dez Bryant allegedly beating up his mother. But he does understand why it happens.
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Governor Dayton is serious. He knows that his Vikings have had more arrests than any other team over the past year or so, and while he does not support the athletes involved, he says he gets why it continues to happen.
“Idle time is the devil’s play,” said Dayton, in reference to the long offseason in the NFL. “It means that young males who are heavily armored and heavily psyched as necessary to carry out their job are probably more susceptible to being in bars at 2:00 [a.m.] and having problems. It doesn’t excuse it. It just sa...