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Vikings WR Jordan Addison arrested on suspicion of DUI

Sun Jul 14 8:58pm ET
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison was arrested late Friday night in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Sunday.

Citing the arrest report, the Daily News reported the 22-year-old Addison, who played his final collegiate season at Southern California in 2022, was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle, which was blocking the primary freeway offramp to Los Angeles International Airport, just after 11 p.m.

A half hour later, California Highway Patrol officers arrested Addison following a DUI investigation. He was released from custody shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the report.

"We are aware of Jordan Addison's arrest this past Friday and are currently gathering more information regarding the incident," the Vikings said in a statement to multiple outlets.

After being selected 23rd overall in 2023, Addison hauled in 70 passes for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, making the NFL All-Rookie team.

Last July, before his rookie season, Addison was cited in Minnesota for speeding and reckless driving after being clocked going a reported 140 mph.

Eight days ago, Vikings rookie fourth-round pick Khyree Jackson was one of three people killed in a car crash in Maryland. He was 24.

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