Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones has
been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and other counts
after an argument and physical confrontation with his girlfriend.
Authorities say the incident happened early Tuesday at an Eagan
hotel. Jones’ girlfriend told police he pushed and shoved her,
interrupted her 911 call and smacked her phone out of her hand. The
complaint says officers noticed rug burns, a scratch on her neck
and a broken fingernail.
Jones also is charged with felony theft and a gross misdemeanor
count of interfering with an emergency call.
Online records don’t list an attorney for Jones.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement Wednesday
that the team was aware of the situation and gathering more
information. After Minnesota wrapped up the preseason Thursday
night with a 13-3 victory in Tennessee, coach Mike Zimmer said the
Vikings will discuss the situation Friday. NFL teams must cut their
rosters to 53 by Saturday afternoon.
”We’re not happy about it,” Zimmer said.
The 25-year-old Jones spent last year on the Vikings’ practice
squad and is vying for one of 53 roster spots. He’s suspended for
the first four games of the season for violating the league’s
performance-enhancing drug policy.