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Vikings DT files suit against police for excessive use of force

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has filed a lawsuit in U.S District Court in Minneapolis against two police officers from the city he accused of using excessive force against him in connection with Johnson’s arrest in October of 2014. Johnson accused off-duty officers John LaLuzerne and Patrick McCarver of unreasonable seizure, false arrest and use of excessive...
Via The Comeback
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Viking DT Johnson sues Minneapolis, 2 officers over stun gun

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson is suing Minneapolis and two of its police officers, accusing them of violating his civil rights by using a chemical spray and stun gun on him during a 2014 incident at a downtown nightclub. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Friday. It alleges Johnson was the victim of excessive force and false arrest. When...
Via Associated Press
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hearing set for Vikings DL Johnson in restaurant arrest

  A pretrial hearing is set for Dec. 9 for Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after his arrest on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges at a Minneapolis restaurant. WCCO-TV reports Johnson did not appear in court for his arraignment Friday, but was represented by his attorney. According to the police report, Johnson was arrested early on Oct. 5 when...
Via Associated Press
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Statement outlines Vikings DL Tom Johnson's side of Sunday arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Tom Johnson said he was just waiting for his car, and later a ride, when confronted by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning leading to his arrest and charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Johnson had promised his representatives would make a statement and his agent released a sequence of events on Tuesday evening...
Via Fox Sports North
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Police used stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS -- A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of trespassing...
Via Associated Press
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Five keys to beating the Packers on Thursday night

Following their big win against the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings will be preparing on a short week as they take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night football. The game will be aired on CBS and the NFL Network at 7:25 P.M. CST. The Thursday night games so far this season have been snore fests; all of the games have been won by 20 or more points and the home team has...
Via isportsweb.com
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: What to take away from an undefeated preseason

After their strong showing against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings finished the preseason 4-0, the seventh time the Vikings have gone undefeated in the preseason during their 54 year history. This preseason has illuminated some surprises, both good and bad, but has shown us what to expect out of the Vikings in the 2014 season. Everson Griffen is the real deal...
Via isportsweb.com
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings Sign DT Tom Johnson

  According to Tom Pelissero, the Minnesota Vikings have signed former Saints DT Tom Johnson to a one-year contract. Pelissero adds that Johnson will receive a one-year contract worth $845,000. This move comes a day after the Vikings lost out on DT Henry Melton who wound up signing with the Cowboys. Johnson, 29, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Southern...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Tom Johnson

Career Stats: 3 Years in league | 45 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 FF No this isn’t one of the most exciting signings by the Vikings… it is strictly a depth move at a position the Vikings still needed some beef. After missing out on Melton (signed with Cowboys) and no progress made on bringing Kevin Williams back the Vikings got a decent deal on an average lineman who has proven to add...
Via DraftSeason
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Will Not Tender Restricted Free Agent DT Tom Johnson

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the New Orleans Saints have elected to pass on offering restricted free agent DT Tom Johnson a tender and will now become an unrestricted free agent. Johnson, 29, signed with the Colts out of college as an undrafted free agent back in 2006. He later signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL before joining the Saints in 2011. In three...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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