View Full Version : Culpepper charged in sex boat scandal

12-15-2005, 04:40 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Quarterback Daunte Culpepper and three other Minnesota Vikings were charged Thursday with three misdemeanors each for taking part in a bawdy boat party earlier this season on Lake Minnetonka.

Culpepper, Bryant McKinnie, Fred Smoot and Moe Williams were charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct, according to court papers.
If convicted, each player faces up to a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $10,000 fine on each count.

Prosecutor Steve Tallen's decision was based on findings by the Hennepin County sheriff's office, whose investigators reviewed allegations of lewd and drunken behavior aboard a floating party Oct. 6 that involved some Vikings players.

Crew members complained that some people took off their clothes and engaged in public sex acts during the cruise, according to Stephen Doyle, an attorney representing the boat owners, Al & Alma's Supper Club and Charter Cruises in Mound. The crew members identified 17 Vikings among about 90 people on the two boats.

The court papers released Thursday said Smoot and defensive end Lance Johnstone arranged the charter.

Smoot declined comment in the team's locker room before practice. Both Culpepper and Williams are on injured reserve and in rehabilitation on their own, away from the team. McKinnie wasn't seen in the locker room.

Vikings coach Mike Tice was careful with his reaction.

"According to NFL rules and union contracts, there is a large difference between allegations and charges and convictions," Tice said. "So until at any point there is a conviction of some type, if there is, I have no action to take and nothing to say."

After that, Tice threatened to stop talking to reporters if anyone asked more questions about the allegations.

12-15-2005, 04:43 PM
This a let down for me, I've always been a fan of Daunte and his play. This is absolutely disgusting to hear about what he did. Cut him, Brad Johnson's the starter.

12-15-2005, 04:50 PM
This a let down for me, I've always been a fan of Daunte and his play. This is absolutely disgusting to hear about what he did. Cut him, Brad Johnson's the starter.

No, you do not cut him, you trade him. There are many teams in the league who could use a QB but will not get Leinart. How about trading Culpy for a second or first rounder? The guy had a bad season, but in a new enviornment could do really well. Remember he is one season removed from a near MVP season(would have been if Manning hadnt gone crazy).

Trade him for picks dont cut him for kicks!

12-15-2005, 04:52 PM
Good point. lol my gut reaction after reading that article was "CUT HIM" in relation to Quincy Carter's training camp drug scandal a year ago.

12-15-2005, 10:33 PM
Why did only 4 players get charges brought on them? I thought that there were 17 players on the boats?

12-15-2005, 10:38 PM
I hate, hate, hate that stupid dance Culpepper did when he threw a TD. Ugh.

I'm never surprised when any celebrity, sports star or politician gets into trouble anymore.

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12-16-2005, 12:59 AM
But i guess moss was the cancer the whole time. i loved the fact that culpepper got randy out of minnesota and he proved he couldnt do it with out him.

12-17-2005, 05:29 AM
Well Karma sure paid Culpepper back for running Randy Moss out of town, and playing indian giver with the cripple kid.

The Vikings can't just trade Culpepper.
Don't forget he is on a MCL, PCL, ACL, combo tear that takes almost 2 years to be completely healthy from.
He won't be recovered in this offseason, and possibly the next.

12-19-2005, 08:58 AM
And this is why you buy your OWN boat. FREAK-A-LEEK all you want at that point.