The rift between the Vikings and Koren Robinson may be too big to ever repair since his arrest a week ago on drunk driving charges. But, for now, he remains on the roster and the team is doing nothing -- not because they want to, but because they have to.
Coach Brad Childress said Monday that the situation with Robinson remains at about the same position it was last week when he was dismissed from team activities to handle his current problems.
"We'll see how the thing goes and how the situation takes care of itself," Childress said. "We still need to let all of the municipalities weigh in. I need to hear from the NFL and the legal system."
Under the league's collective bargaining agreement, the Vikings can't cut Robinson solely for disciplinary reasons. There is also some question as to who at the top would make a K-Rob decision. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is preparing to step down a week from Thursday and there is some question as to whether he will make the decision on a potential one-year suspension or let that duty slide until after his watch is done.
Robinson also faces a potential 364 days in jail and $4,650 in fines if the current charges are deemed to be violating his probation in Washington for a previous drunk driving charge.
* Tarvaris Jackson took all of the snaps with the second team offense Monday, while Mike McMahon worked out with the third team.
* Mewelde Moore (left knee) will be sidelined Friday. The team hopes he can return for the preseason finale vs. the Cowboys.
* Willie Offord was back in practice Monday wearing a soft cast and is expected to play Friday vs. the Ravens.
K-Rob Remains In Limbo
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