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Vikings offensive coordinator arrested for DWI, still traveling with team for game against Raiders

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips was arrested Friday night on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Phillips was booked into the Hennepin County Jail at 11 p.m. CT after he was pulled over by Minnesota State Police and reportedly detonated the .08%.

Despite the arrest, the Vikings announced that Phillips will travel with the team to Las Vegas for a game against the Raiders this weekend.

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Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips throws the ball on the field before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on September 24, 2023. (Steven Maturen/Getty Images)

“Wes immediately notified the team following his arrest last night,” the team said. stated in a statement. “This morning, we contacted the NFL and after some internal discussion, we have made the decision that Wes will travel to Las Vegas with the team this afternoon. We will continue to gather information regarding this incident and will provide further information at the appropriate time.” I’m going to make a comment.”

Phillips is in his second season with the Vikings and spent the past three seasons as the tight ends coach and passing game coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, with whom he won a Super Bowl.

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Wes Phillips of the Minnesota Vikings before the start of a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on August 20, 2022. (David Berding/Getty Images)

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The 44-year-old got his first NFL job in 2007, when he was a quality control coach and offensive assistant for the Dallas Cowboys. He then became assistant offensive line coach in 2011 and tight ends coach in 2013.

Phillips served in the latter role in Washington from 2014 to 2018 before moving to Southern California.

Phillips is the son of longtime NFL coach Wade Phillips, who Wes coached during his time in Dallas.

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Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips before a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 11, 2022 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Steven Maturen/Getty Images)

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Wade was also the head coach of the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills, and held interim titles with the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and Houston Texans.

Mr. Phillips was released on $300 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on December 21st.

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