Found May 14, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
When Jerome Simpson was recently thrown behind bars for a drug-related felony charge, him being an NFL player held little relevance; he still had to go through the same procedure us normal folk would be subjected to. Following his guilty plea for having 2 pounds of marijuana shipped to his home last September, Simpson was sentenced to 15 "terrible" days in jail (along with three years probation), an experience he urges all people, especially young, to do their best to avoid. "Those 15 days I spent in jail, it was terrible. It sucked," Simpson told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. "Any kids out there, that's a place you don't want to be. Somebody tells you when to wake up, when to make your bed, when to take a shower, when you can have a snack. That's an obstacle you don't want to face. I want all kids to learn not to go down that path and to learn from me." However, the time in the clink was a necessary evil of sorts;...

Vikings add to O-line depth

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings made a pair of minor moves to change some of the depth along its offensive line. Minnesota signed guard Tyler Holmes, a rookie from Tulsa, on Monday, waiving wide receiver Kris Adams. Holmes had participated in the Vikings' rookie mini-camp on a tryout a week ago. A day later, the team added rookie offensive tackle Kevin Murphy from...

Brinkley healthy, ready to compete to start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. When the Minnesota Vikings convened for the start of their offseason workouts recently at Winter Park, linebacker Jasper Brinkley was right there with the majority of his teammates, doing each drill. A football player going through workouts might not be big news, but for Brinkley it's been a long-awaited return to the Vikings. There is no sign of a limp...

Vikings pleased with workout participation

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Working with the players two weeks ago, the excitement from Minnesota Vikings strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy was easily seen.Kanavy was walking around the Winter Park fieldhouse where several defensive players were going through the start of the team's offseason program. Kanavy was in his element, dealing with more players than he can remember...

Everyone Settle The F*ck Down, Donovan McNabb IS IN PLAYING SHAPE!

ProFootballTalk reports: “I’m in great shape,” (Donovan) McNabb said on ESPN’s SportsCenter Monday. “I’m in great shape. I’ve dropped 15, 20 pounds.” The photo on the left is from like last week. The photo on right with Purple Jesus is from their trip to the Caribbean in March. Look at McNabb owning ESPN by releasing possibly false advertising. As for the agent that...

Donovan McNabb says he’s lost 15-20 pounds

Donovan McNabb might be the biggest name left on the free agency market and he went on SportsCenter today to say that he’s been training with quarterback guru George Whitfield this offseason and that he’s lost 15-20 pounds. McNabb started last season as a starter for the Vikings, but lost his job to rookie Christian Ponder midseason before being cut. He was not picked up by any...

Kalil fits Vikings' offensive line and Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Before and after the NFL draft, analysts spend exhaustive hours and countless words evaluating how individual players fit with a specific team. The speculation centers around fulfilling a team's needs or how players adapt to particular schemes. Pairing Matt Kalil with the Minnesota Vikings was a "no-brainer" move, an elite talent filling an obvious...

Minnesota’s new stadium to include Viking ship that will burn and pillage sections after each touchdown

ST. PAUL, MN—Inspired by the large pirate ship that the fellow sea faring Tampa Bay Buccaneers have in their stadium, the Minnesota Vikings have announced that their brand new $975 million stadium’s centerpiece will be a full-sized Viking ship that will celebrate each touchdown by burning and pillaging a random seating section. Just as the Buccaneers fire cannons from...

Bid on a chance to play catch with Brett Favre

Have you ever dreamed of tossing around the pigskin with iconic former gunslinger Brett Favre? Do you live in or near Sumrall, Mississippi? Can you spare several G’s (for a good cause)? If you answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, well … what are the odds? But, seriously, do read on as you may be in luck. From now through May 17, is holding an auction for...

Carlson aiming for well-rounded role

John Carlson said he’ll never be the blocker that Jim Kleinsasser was, but Carlson is getting a fresh start and looking to learn more about his role with the Vikings. He talked about playing with Kyle Rudolph, watching Kleinsasser on film and the expectations of returning home to Minnesota.

A Tale Of Two NFL Teams And Their Quests For Ridiculously Expensive Stadiums

What, this isn't good enough? Aw crap, more state politics. This time we’re talking new stadium agreements, and the fun begins in Minnesota, where the Vikings have agreed to terms on a partnership with the taxpayers for the creation of a $975 million stadium. The team will pay $477 million toward the new facility, while the state and Minneapolis will pay the other $498 million...

Andy Reid thinks Donovan McNabb can still play

Donovan McNabb has yet to go on a single visit this offseason, or at all since being released midseason by the Vikings last year, but at least he has one supporter, former Head Coach Andy Reid, who said that he thinks McNabb can still play and that he looks good physically. While that does suggest Reid has seen McNabb work out this offseason, don’t expect any reunion between the...
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