Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in May, a Twin Cities Pioneer Press report revealed Tuesday.
Edwards pleaded guilty Aug. 30 to a misdemeanor charge of careless driving and was sentenced to one year of probation with a $1,000 fine.
In response to the report, the Vikings issued a statement Tuesday that said Edwards "immediately notified the team of this situation when it occurred" and "was significantly disciplined." The previously undisclosed incident had been uncovered recently by a Pioneer Press review of court documents.
Edwards was arrested May 21 after he was stopped by police in Chanhassen, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis, for failing to use his turn signal.
The police report said Edwards admitted to a field sobriety test and registered a blood-alcohol level of .11. He was charged with fourth degree DWI and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
"George has fulfilled both his legal obligations as well as the additional team-imposed discipline," the Vikings said in their statement.
Edwards, 49, is in his third season with the Vikings, who've yet to lose a game this year thanks in large part due to a defense that has allowed the fewest points in the NFL.
Tuesday was an off day for the Vikings, so head coach Mike Zimmer did not meet with reporters for comment on the incident.
On Monday, Zimmer dismissed offensive lineman Isame Faciane from the Vikings practice squad after Faciane was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Zimmer called Faciane's arrest “stupid."
"That’s one of the things that I’m trying to get rid of around here," he added.