Vikings defensive tackle Fred Evans, whom the team picked up during training camp, has been suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy for two games. The suspension stems from two offseason arrests that occurred while he was still with the Miami Dolphins.
Evans, a seventh-round draft pick by Miami in 2006, was arrested for marijuana possession in Colorado County, Texas. He was eventually sentenced to three days in jail and fined $2,000 for that incident.
Less than two months later, he was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., following an embarrassing incident in which he was allegedly intoxicated, passed out in a cab, refused to leave and ultimately scuffled with police. He paid $1,310 in fines and was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication for that.
Now the NFL has handed down their punishment. Evans will forfeit two game checks for about $42,000 and be forced to sit out the next two games against Detroit and San Francisco.
Evans has been a solid citizen since coming to Minnesota and has provided some quality reps coming off the bench to occasionally spell nose tackle Pat Williams. In fact, he picked up his first sack last week against the Giants.