MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Jabari Price will make a Feb. 9 court appearance in Minneapolis after he was arrested early Monday morning and charged with one misdemeanor count of drunken driving, according to the Hennepin County Sherrif's jail roster.
Price was arrested at 4:41 a.m. on Dec. 29, the morning after the Vikings' final game of the season, and was charged with one count of fourth degree DWI. He was released without bail from the Hennepin County jail at 6:52 a.m.
His arrest capped a year in which Vikings players found plenty of trouble with the law; Price was the fifth player to be arrested or cited in 2014, dating back to Erin Henderson's DWI arrest on Jan. 1, 2014. Wide receiver Jerome Simpson was cited for drunken driving in July, and later sentenced to 120 hours of community service after he was released by the team. Running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on Sept. 12 for reckless injury of a child, and defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested Oct. 5 for trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer outside a Minneapolis steakhouse. Johnson pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges, and has a hearing date scheduled for March 30.
"We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Price and are looking into the matter," Vikings spokesperson Jeff Anderson said in a statement. "We will withhold any further comment at this time."