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The Rush: Vikings marred by Dalvin Cook allegations, COVID exposure

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The Minnesota Vikings are facing major adversity between a losing streak, domestic violence allegations against star running back Dalvin Cook and OL Dakota Dozier being hospitalized with COVID pneumonia. Panthers DE Brian Burns had some choice words for Patriots QB Mac Jones (but said ‘em with a smile) and a Paris St.-Germain star has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a brutal attack on a teammate, reminiscent of the Tonya Harding scandal. Plus, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer reveals the number of his players who’ve come into close contact with COVID.

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- It would be nice to have an apology, Mac. It would be nice to have an apology. But, I mean, it's not going to happen. I wish all my fellow [INAUDIBLE] brothers happy hunting.

JARED QUAY: Every team faces adversity. But the Minnesota Vikings are really going through it right now. Not only have they lost two games in a row, but their star running back Dalvin Cook is being accused of domestic violence.

- That's not good.

JARED QUAY: And that's not all, head coach Mike Zimmer said that an unnamed Vikings player is currently hospitalized with COVID pneumonia.

- But wait, there's more.

JARED QUAY: This player had close contact with 29 other people in the Vikings organization.

- Damn, it just keeps getting worse.

JARED QUAY: The good news is that this player is actually vaccinated against COVID 19, which means the odds of survival are on his side. But man, I hope he makes a full recovery. You know, Aaron Rodgers is somewhere out there saying

- There's been dozens of individuals that work at the facility that are vaccinated tested positive.

JARED QUAY: You know why vaccinated people get COVID though? Because 40% of Americans are unvaccinated. That is why. We can fix these problems.

- I said what I said.

JARED QUAY: And you know what Brian Burns said?

- It would be nice to have an apology, Mac. It would be nice to have an apology. But, I mean, it's not going to happen. I wish all my fellow [INAUDIBLE] brothers happy hunting.

JARED QUAY: Apparently the Panthers defensive end didn't appreciate having his ankle twisted by Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones last Sunday. I don't blame them because that play was dirty as hell. And I'm a team Burns all the way. But my man, you're about to inspire a new NFL rule. Podium time. 15 yard penalty, automatic first down.

It's one thing having an opposing teammate try to take you down, it's another thing when your own teammate does you dirty.

- Oh God, what now?

JARED QUAY: French police arrested Paris St.-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo in connection with the brutal attack on her own teammate Kheira Hamraoui. Last week, the teammates are driving home together when they were stopped by two men. Hamraoui was beaten by one of the men while Diallo was held by the other to watch. Hamraoui was hospitalized with injuries to her legs and hands.

What if I told you that Hamraoui had recently replaced Diallo as a starter and after the attack Diallo got her starting spot back?

Now, listen. Diallo was born after the 1994 Olympics, so I guess she doesn't really remember how Nancy Kerrigan was attacked, became the darling of the entire world, and won an Olympic medal while Tonya Harding lost her career and became an international villain. But that's what movies are for, to teach us history. It's called "I, Tonya," Diallo.