Some, like me, think Erin Henderson played well enough in recent years to keep him on the roster beyond 2013.  Unfortunately for him, it is no longer his play people are concerned with, and he has likely played his last down for the Vikings.

Henderson was arrested, for the second time in two months, for driving drunk.  Around the middle of the New Years Day, Henderson drove his SUV off the road, through some grass and a parking lot, and then came to a spot thanks to the help of some trees.  According to USA Today, Henderson was alone in the vehicle and was not injured.

Henderson was booked at the Carver County Jail with charges of 2nd and 3rd degree DWI and test refusal. possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, and violation of a limited drivers license.  He posted the $12,000 bail and was released with a court date set for March 3rd.  While the Vikings cannot make any veteran roster moves until after the Super Bowl it seems likely that they will release Henderson, eating only $250,000 of his signing bonus, and move on before his legal matters are resolved.

With a pair of incidents tainting Henderson’s season it is very likely that he will face league discipline.