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The Sports Xchange, Published February 07 2014

Vikings release LB Henderson

Linebacker Eric Henderson, who started 12 games for the Minnesota Vikings this past season but had some run-ins with the law, was released by the Vikings, the team announced Friday.

The 27-year-old Henderson, who played both middle and outside linebacker for the Vikings, played in 14 games in 2013 and had four sacks and two interceptions.

However, he was arrested a second time for suspicion of DUI in January.

He was arrested on New Year's Day for suspicion of driving under the influence in Chanhassen, Minn.

Henderson had also been arrested in November 2013 for probable cause of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

Henderson sued the state of Minnesota in late November, stating the police didn't have probable cause to stop him.

By releasing Henderson, the Vikings cleared $2.1 million of cap space.