October 6, 2014 7:17 pm -

Police said Monday they needed pepper spray and a Taser to arrest a Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman who allegedly was refusing to leave a posh downtown Minneapolis nightspot after closing time. Tom Johnson, a 288-pound backup defensive tackle, was apprehended about 2:50 a.m. Sunday at the Seven steakhouse and jailed on suspicion of disorderly conduct and…

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5 responses to Police Use Pepper Spray, Taser, To Subdue, Arrest NFL Player

  1. Carla Akins October 6th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Drug possession and traffic tickets warrants firing, but child abuse gets you benched. Oh the priorities of the NFL.

    • rg9rts October 6th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      At least he kept it in his pants …

  2. tiredoftea October 6th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    National Felons League is living down to its reputation.

  3. fancypants October 7th, 2014 at 12:12 am

    In response to his resisting officers, Johnson “was sprayed with department-issue chemical irritants and forced outside.”

  4. tracey marie October 8th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    According to the Manager Johnson was quietly waiting just inside the restaurant for the valet to bring his car up front. He was not impaired or belligerent, per the restaurant manager. He was unaware that he was supposed to wait for his car outside and felt the staff and police were harrassing and picking on him. Seems the police overreacted as well as security, he had paid his bill and was waiting for his car.