Hall of Famer Carl Eller was arrested early Saturday and booked for driving under the influence after refusing to submit to a Breatholizer test following his failure to pass field sobriety tests.
Eller, who spent years as a drug counselor following his own battles with dependency demons, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Sunday by Golden Valley (Minn.) police.
He was clocked doing 97 miles per hour in a 55 m.p.h. zone and, when approached from behind by an officer, was seen making a lane change without signalling and weaving in the lane he was driving in.
After being pulled over, Eller failed a field test administered by the officer. He was then asked to take a Breatholizer test, which he refused to submit to and was arrested. In Minnesota, refusal to take a Breatholizer is the same as failing it and it could carry a one-year suspension of his drivers license.
* VU has been told that team officials met with the agent for Willie Offord Sunday -- sending a clearer indication that the Vikings aren't interested in bringing back Corey Chavous, who has yet to meet with team officials about a new deal before free agency begins at 11 p.m. local time Thursday.
* Reports out of Seattle say the Seahawks have seemingly showed more interest in re-signing Maurice Morris to a long-term deal than Shaun Alexander. Word is that Alexander's agent is looking for a monster contract that include a signing bonus as high as $22 million.
* A rumor spread Sunday around the NFL Combine in Indianapolis that QB Vince Young scored a 6 on the 50-point Wonderlic test. If that is true, Young's stock could drop like a stone -- taking him from the third overall pick to potentially the bottom third of the first round. Several NFL officials speaking at the Combine said they were told it was not true.
* Will Witherspoon, the Carolina linebacker said to be the object of interest by the Vikings, is in the middle of intense contract negotiations with the Panthers in a last effort to try to keep him off the free agent market.
* Running back Laurence Maroney, rumored by some to be a potential target for the Vikings on the first round of this year's draft, sat out drills at the combine with an injured left hamstring.
* As if it wasn't bad enough that the Bears have a ton of available cap space available, the NFL informed the Lions that they will have an additional $11.75 million in cap space due to playing time incentives not reached in 2005 by defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.
Eller Arrested for DUI
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