Defensive lineman Darrion Scott, who spent the past four seasons with the Vikings and is currently a free agent, was arrested today in Eden Prairie for “probable cause felony assault,” according to press release issued by the Eden Prairie police department. He was arrested around 3:30 p.m. and a search warrant was being executed at his home. A spokeswoman for the Eden Prairie police department said no further information would be released today.
This isn’t Scott’s first trouble with the law. He was cited last December for misdemeanor marijuana possession and also ticketed for failure to signal after being pulled over by officers in Charleston, W.Va. He was cited and released at the scene.
Scott, a third-round pick by the Vikings in 2004 from Ohio State, led the team with 5.5 sacks in 2006 after starting 13 games. But last season a foot injury landed him on injured reserve in October. The Vikings appeared to have only mild interest in signing Scott to a new contract and he has been on the market since free agency began in late February. His only known visit was with the New England Patriots.
Any thought the Vikings had of bringing back Scott almost certainly disappeared when they worked a trade-and-sign with the Kansas City Chiefs for Pro Bowl end Jared Allen last week.