Vikings Backup QB Bomar Apologizes For Arrest

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Rhett Bomar apologized to the team Monday after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.

Bomar, 26, was booked about 5:15 a.m. Sunday for third-degree driving while intoxicated, Blue Earth County Jail spokeswoman Amber Carlson said.

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Bomar addressed the team prior to practice Monday morning at Minnesota State University and apologized for his actions.

“It’s not something we’re pleased with. We think we can handle it internally,” Frazier said. “Hopefully, he can learn from this mistake and move forward.”

Bomar declined to comment specifically on what he said to the team after practice.

“I’m keeping (the apology) within the team,” Bomar said. “I wanted to get up there and say something to them, and coach gave me the opportunity.”

The Vikings signed Bomar last December from the New York Giants practice squad. He was a fifth-round draft pick in 2009 out of Sam Houston State. Bomar is a long shot to make the team, fourth on the depth chart behind veteran Donovan McNabb, first-round draft pick Christian Ponder and second-year man Joe Webb.

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  • It's Party Time

    Bring back Tommy Kramer!

  • Kirk Allen Larson

    Was he driving as fast as Koren Robinson? Chase speeds over 100 mph, Aug 2006.

  • TerrenaceMcV

    What about the no tolerance policy coach? Cut this clown!

  • Tinucci the Caterer

    standard boilerplate hollow apology with appropriate pauses,choking up & fake remorse.

  • B.Childress

    never heard of this guy

  • daunte culpepper

    Randy Moss: Why didn’t you trow me the ball?
    Rhett Bomar: I didn’t think you were open.
    Randy Moss: Mother@#&%er, I’m always open!

  • Release him now

    Cut him. We don’t need or want somebody at QB who has no ability to make smart decisions.

  • Jason

    Our new head coach, bark is definitely worse than his bite, he just showed the team that this kind of thing will be acceptable if you apologize to the team afterwards.

  • Tim Mahoney

    I saw Bomar at the Fine Line in DT Mpls a month ago..drunk.

  • Donna

    Was he apologizing for his arrest or WHY he was arrested?

  • Huh??

    Lot’s of people get arrested ever day for DWI…..this guy like to drink…so what, he’ll do his time and get on with his life. He will continue to drink, come to a game drunk…will speed, who cares. We have other issues to deal with such as nuclear holocaust and declining insect population. This is not a big issue….

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