Evidently continue to in Miami right after the team’s 24-16 earn around the Dolphins in 7 days 6, Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Oli Udoh was arrested on Saturday.
The arrest was for “disorderly get in touch with and resisting,” and the Vikings commented on Sunday, “We are mindful of last night’s arrest of Oli Udoh and are gathering further information at this time.”
The Vikings picked Udoh in the 6th Round of the 2019 NFL draft from Elon College.
New information about the arrest trickled out on Monday. Udoh was at a club, E11EVEN in Miami, when the arrest transpired. The Athletic wrote about Udoh’s incident, “When authorities spoke to a club safety guard, the guard reported Udoh was talking to a woman standing in line for the women’s restroom. As the line moved forward, Udoh allegedly attempted to go into the women’s restroom, and Udoh refused to go away the area when the guard questioned him to.”
Per The Athletic, safety guards then “escort[ed] Udoh out of the club, and he resisted their tries, the police reported.”
Udoh has played 30 video games in Minnesota, beginning 16 — most in the 2021 season. Udoh started out 16 games final yr at correct guard and was the franchise’s RG1 right until Ed Ingram was drafted in April. He took a backseat on the Vikings offensive line beneath the new regime led by basic supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell. He’s only played 3 snaps on offense in 2022 and 27 particular groups plays.
The Vikings guard recorded a 54.4 Pro Football Focus grade in 2021 when participating in 1,074 snaps. The 25-calendar year-old also registered 13 penalties for 114 yards. Both marks had been next-most in the NFL among the all players, only trailing offensive lineman Connor Williams.
It is unclear if Udoh will be disciplined, introduced, or exonerated.
The Vikings host the Arizona Cardinals this weekend at U.S. Financial institution Stadium.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Shown guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).