CARVER COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Carver County in May, according to court records.
In August, a Carver County judge DWI was dismissed and Edwards pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor careless driving charge.
Edwards was fined $1,000. He also had to undergo chemical dependency evaluation and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving impact panel, according to court records. As part of his probation, he will be monitored for a year.
The Vikings released the following statement in regards to his arrest:
"George Edwards immediately notified the team of this situation when it occurred. He was significantly disciplined by the Vikings. George has fulfilled both his legal obligations as well as the additional team-imposed discipline."
The Vikings also released guard Isame Faciane from the practice squad on Tuesday morning. During the bye week, Faciane was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, according to police.
On Monday, Coach Mike Zimmer called the arrest "stupid."
"My thoughts are it's disappointing and that's one of the things I'm trying to get rid of around here and make sure that our fans are being represented in the right way," said Coach Mike Zimmer, on Monday when asked about Faciane's status on the team after his arrest.