Vikings WR Travis Taylor arrested outside Minneapolis nightclub
Taylor, 27, refused an officer's request that he get into a waiting limousine-bus as police tried to disperse a large, unruly crowd so an ambulance could get through around 2:30 a.m., police spokesman Lt. Amelia Huffman said. Taylor was not allowing the bus to leave and began pushing the officer and the officer eventually used a Taser to subdue Taylor, she said.
Taylor was booked into the Hennepin County Jail on allegations of fifth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, all misdemeanors. He posted $50 bail and was released around 4:40 a.m.
A free agent after this season, Taylor started all 16 games and led the Vikings with 57 receptions for 651 yards.
"It was just a misunderstanding and an unfortunate situation," Taylor said Monday after a season-ending team meeting. "I was just in a limo and got pulled out. We'll discuss that later and we'll deal with the situation."
Though players have better avoided trouble this season than in the past, there have been a few incidents. Receiver Koren Robinson was charged with drunken and reckless driving during training camp, and safety Dwight Smith was cited for indecent conduct outside a downtown nightclub a couple of weeks later. In December, defensive backs coach Joe Woods was charged with two counts of drunken driving.
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