Vikings cornerback AJ Jefferson released after domestic assault - KMSP-TV

Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson released after domestic assault arrest

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) -

Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson was taken into custody early Monday morning on a domestic assault complaint. According to the Vikings official team website, Jefferson has since been released from the team.

According to a release by the Eden Prairie Police Department, Jefferson was arrested at his residence in southern suburb about 12 hours after the team tied the Green Bay Packers. 

Specific details surrounding the arrest have not been made available by law enforcement; however, TMZ reported Jefferson reportedly strangled his 23-year-old girlfriend. 

Eden Prairie police confirm she called 911 from his home at about 4:30 a.m. to report that she was a victim of an assault, and by 7 a.m., Jefferson was booked into the Hennepin County Jail. By noon, he had been released by the Vikings, but Head Coach Leslie Frazier did not say much beyond that.

Jefferson, 25, is in his fourth NFL season and his second with the Vikings. He played in Sunday's game at Lambeau Field until he suffered a reported neck injury during the game.

Neighbors who share a wall with Jefferson spoke with Fox 9 News to say he and his girlfriend are a sweet couple and they had not heard problems before.

Fans, meanwhile, are concerned to learn a second Vikings player was arrested within the span of a month. Earlier in November, receiver Jerome Simpson was accused of drunken driving.

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