Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and refusing to submit to a chemical test. The Vikings say they're aware of the situation and working to gather more information.|||||||
Eden Prairie police say Felton was arrested Friday just before midnight. Online court records show Felton was released from jail Saturday after posting $12,000 bond. A court appearance is set for July 18. Felton was drafted in 2008 by the Detroit Lions. The 25-year-old signed with Minnesota as a free agent in March. In a five-year career, Felton has 42 carries for 136 yards. He also has 34 career receptions for 280 yards. He's also played for Carolina and Indianapolis.
The Vikings have signed Felton.|||||||
The 25-year-old Felton was a fifth-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions from Furman in 2008. Claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers before last season, he was let go and finished the year with the Indianapolis Colts. He was an unrestricted free agent.
A person familiar with the situation told AP the Lions have tendered a contract to Felton.|||||||
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the moves.