Vikings suspend offensive coordinator Wes Phillips for 3 weeks after his December arrest.

Vikings Coach Kevin O’Connell Discusses Wes Phillips DUI Suspension: Balancing Justice and Progress

Wes Phillips was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on December 8 after being pulled over for speeding and showing signs of impairment. His blood-alcohol level was found to be above the state’s legal limit at 0.10%. Despite his actions, Phillips was not initially punished by the team during the regular season. However, Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell expressed his disappointment in Phillips’ actions and vowed to support him as he dealt with the consequences.

Phillips, 44, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving in February, with consequences including probation, a fine, and community service. Despite his efforts to learn from his mistakes and grow as a person and professional, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips has been suspended by the team for three weeks without pay due to a legal case stemming from an incident in December when he was pulled over for speeding and showed signs of impairment. The suspension will begin on Tuesday and last until April 22 just before the 2024 NFL Draft.

Phillips will miss crucial pre-draft preparation and the beginning of the team’s offseason conditioning program as a result of his suspension. In a news conference following his arrest, Phillips took responsibility for his actions and acknowledged that he had not met the standards set by the NFL and the Vikings. He expressed his commitment to being accountable and learning from his mistakes to grow as a person and a professional.

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