Vikings suspend Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips for 3 weeks after he was arrested in December.

Vikings Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips Faces Discipline for Drunken Driving Arrest

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips has been suspended by the team for three weeks without pay after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in December. Despite testing above the legal blood-alcohol limit in Minnesota, Phillips joined the team on their flight to Las Vegas the same day and faced no punishment during the regular season.

Phillips, 44, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Dec. 8 and released the next morning after posting bail. Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell expressed disappointment and support for his colleague following the incident. Despite acknowledging his mistake, Phillips pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving in February and was sentenced to one year of probation, a fine, and community service.

Phillips’ suspension will run from March 13 to April 22, missing crucial pre-draft preparations and the start of the offseason strength and conditioning program. The son of former NFL head coach Wade Phillips and the grandson of former NFL head coach Bum Phillips, Phillips is committed to personal growth and acceptance of any discipline that may arise.

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