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Vikings LB Erin Henderson arrested last week for DWI, possession of controlled substance

Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson leads the team with 92 total tackles this season. ( (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson leads the team with 92 total tackles this season. ( (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was arrested last week on a probable cause of driving while impaired and possession of a controlled substance, reports the Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Henderson is the third Vikings player to get arrested this month.

Henderson was detained on Nov. 19 for registering a blood-alcohol level of 0.11, and is suing the Department of Public Safety to prevent the state from revoking his driver's license.

Henderson did not play in Sunday's 26-26 tie with the Green Bay Packers after not practicing all week because  "personal reasons."

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"The fact that we have had three recent off-field situations is unacceptable and disappointing," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement Wednesday. "Our organization looks at each situation and the circumstances involved to determine our actions with those players and how to best move forward.

"The Vikings have a comprehensive approach with our player development program and excellent resources that are a part of this organization, but certainly we will take a methodical look at how we can improve upon our current programs to prevent these situations in the future."

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