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Griffen rewarding new contract with strong play in Zimmer's scheme

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A decision was brewing for the Minnesota Vikings with days remaining before the opening of free agency in March. Jared Allen's departure was all but certain and left a considerable hole at right end in Minnesota's defense. The Vikings had an in-house candidate to replace Allen in Everson Griffen, the long-time understudy. Michael Johnson, who had thrived...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Griffen rewarding new contract with strong play in Zimmer's scheme

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A decision was brewing for the Minnesota Vikings with days remaining before the opening of free agency in March. Jared Allen's departure was all but certain and left a considerable hole at right end in Minnesota's defense. The Vikings had an in-house candidate to replace Allen in Everson Griffen, the long-time understudy. Michael Johnson, who had thrived...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  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 AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hearing set for Vikings lineman in club arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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 (http://cbsloc.al/1wRcAQI ) reports Johnson did not appear in court for his arraignment Friday, but was represented by his attorney. According to the police report...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings report card: Offense anemic, team unprepared in loss

All signs were pointing in the Minnesota Vikings' favor. Minnesota had nine days between games, a three-day weekend and was playing at home. Harrison Smith's injured ankle was healed in time and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was back. The Detroit Lions were coming off a disappointing home loss and were without star receiver Calvin Johnson and explosive running back...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ player arrested this past weekend

It looks like Adrian Peterson isn’t the only Minnesota Vikings player to get arrested this season.  This past weekend,  defensive lineman Tom Johnson was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct. Jackson has been charged, but his representatives believe they’ll be dropped. Coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings were “still collecting facts” about the incident...
Via Pro Football Zone
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Johnson says 'business as usual' after Sunday arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Defensive linemen Tom Johnson was back with the Minnesota Vikings and practicing with the team ahead of Sunday's game after being arrested by Minneapolis police Sunday morning. Johnson, 30, was charged with trespassing/refusal to depart and disorderly conduct and was released on $78 bail Sunday. "My lawyer's going to handle that," Johnson...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings lineman with team following weekend arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson is practicing with the team as usual following his weekend arrest on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges. Johnson said Tuesday his status is ''business as usual'' while his case is pending. Coach Mike Zimmer said the team is ''still collecting facts'' about the situation...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report says police needed taser to subdue Minnesota Vikings lineman

The NFL can parade out all the pink ribbons it wants, it will do nothing to stop the bad news waterfall from flowing. Over the weekend we learned that a Miami Dolphins defensive lineman was tasered and arrested in a Fort Lauderdale night club for groping women and then assaulting an officer. As it turns out he wasn’t the only NFL player to have a run-in with police. According to...
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17 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports North
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports North
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Police used stun gun on Vikings DT Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Tom Johnson Arrested for Trespassing (Mugshot)

If you can’t stay out of trouble during your off Sunday, just stay at home. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning on suspicion of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Records show 30-year-old Johnson was booked into Hennepin County Jail at 3:18 a.m. He was released around 10 a.m. after posting $78 bail. Not a lot of...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Tom Johnson arrested

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson became the latest contributor to the team's string of negative off-the-field news this season. The 30-year-old was arrested by Minneapolis police and booked into the Hennepin County jail at 3:18 a.m. on Sunday, for one count of trespassing and one count of disorderly conduct. Johnson posted bail of $78, and was released at 10:00...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Johnson arrested for disorderly conduct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has been arrested for disorderly conduct. Hennepin County online jail records show Johnson was arrested by Minneapolis police early Sunday and released on bail. The 30-year-old was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of trespassing, both misdemeanors. Details on what prompted the arrest weren't immediately...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DL Tom Johnson arrested and released on multiple charges

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Tom Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning by Minneapolis police and charged with two misdemeanors. Johnson was taken into custody early Sunday morning and booked into Hennepin County Jail at 3:18 a.m. on charges of trespass -- premises of another, refuse to depart and disorderly conduct. Johnson, 30, posted bail and was...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  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...
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24 days ago  |  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...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings camp preview: defensive line

The defensive line was pretty below average last season, with just Brian Robison and Everson Griffin playing well enough for positive grades by Pro Football Focus. The line was poor against the pass and miserable against the run. Enter new head coach Mike Zimmer, who had excelled with the Cincinnati Bengals. Zimmer was especially good at wringing every last bit of productivity out...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New DT Tom Johnson lives a football odyssey

He met Jon Bon Jovi. He got to be a European tourist. So, all in all, there have been positives in Tom Johnson's odyssey. Of all the players on the Vikings, perhaps none has faced a more difficult road to the NFL than Johnson, a defensive tackle. Over the past dozen years, Johnson's journey has included playing at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Southern Mississippi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints currently eligible for a 2015 compensatory draft pick

Free agency is still a long ways away from over, but it’s worth noting that as things stand currently the Saints would possibly be in line for a compensatory draft pick. A complex review process that tallies all the NFL free agents gained and lost by each team would ultimately determine if and which round the Saints would earn that pick in. The NFL doles out 32 compensatory picks...
Via The Saints Nation
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign free-agent DE Wootton

The Minnesota Vikings aren'€™t slowing down in their attempt to overhaul the league'€™s second-worst defense from last year and give new coach Mike Zimmer pieces for his unit. Hours after Minnesota officially announced signing defensive tackle Tom Johnson from the New Orleans Saints, the Vikings apparently added more depth to the defensive line. Former Chicago Bears defensive...
Via Fox Sports North
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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