Vikings FB Felton arrested for DWI

Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of DWI.

Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was arrested early Saturday morning and is in custody on suspicion of a second-degree DWI.

According to the Hennepin County Jail's website, Felton refused to submit to a chemical test and was booked into the jail at 5:51 a.m. CT on Saturday. The charge is considered a gross misdemeanor and bail was set at $12,000.

Felton, 25, was signed to a one-year, $700,000 contract by the Vikings in March as a free agent. He split 2011 between the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts, playing 14 games with three carries and four catches. A fifth-round pick by the Detroit Lions, Felton has mainly been a blocking specialist in his career and was going to compete for the chance to fill a similar role with.

On two separate occasions last year, a Viking players was arrested on suspicion of DWI. Quarterback Rhett Bomar was charged during training camp and released later after not making the team. Safety Tyrell Johnson had his occurrence during the season and returned to play. Johnson signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent this offseason.

Minnesota also released backup running back Caleb King earlier this offseason after he was charged with assault.


Brian Hall writes about the Vikings for Fox Sports North.


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