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Vikings Coach Faces Suspension for Drunken Driving, Missing Key Pre-Draft Preparation

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Vikings suspend offensive coordinator Wes Phillips for 3 weeks after his December arrest.

Wes Phillips, 44, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on December 8th and was booked into the Hennepin County jail. Despite being pulled over for speeding and showing signs of impairment, his blood-alcohol level was found to be above Minnesota’s legal limit at 0.10%. He posted bond the next morning and joined the Vikings on their team flight to Las Vegas.

The legal case stemmed from an incident in December when Phillips was pulled over for speeding. Despite not being initially punished by the team during the regular season, Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell expressed his disappointment in Phillips’ actions and vowed to support him as he dealt with the consequences.

As a result of his actions, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips has been suspended by the team for three weeks without pay. The suspension will begin on Tuesday and last until April 22nd, just before the 2024 NFL Draft. This means that Phillips will miss crucial pre-draft preparation and the beginning of the team’s offseason conditioning program.

In a news conference following his arrest, Phillips took responsibility for his actions and acknowledged that he had not met the standards set by the NFL and the Vikings. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving in February, with consequences including probation, a fine, and community service. Phillips expressed his commitment to being accountable and learning from his mistakes to grow as a person and a professional.

By Samantha Nguyen

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