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Minnesota Vikings Player

Arrested for Strangling GF

Immediately Cut By Team

11/25/2013 10:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Minnesota Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson -- who's been in the league since 2010 -- was arrested this morning after allegedly strangling his girlfriend ... and was immediately released by the team, TMZ Sports has learned.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... the 25-year-old was arrested for felony domestic violence this morning after the woman went to a police station in Eden Prairie, MINN and told authorities she had been abused by Jefferson.

Cops went to Jefferson's home -- where he was arrested. We're told he was cooperative during the arrest.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the girlfriend claims Jefferson choked her during a dispute.

Hours after the arrest, the Vikings released Jefferson ... who was struggling on the field this season anyway.

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4 COMMENTS

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seahawk fan    

Pos

227 days ago
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Jo Krupa    

Interesting that Cook did the same thing but they kept him since he's a starter (a s$&tty player though) snd the only reason they let Jefferson go because he sucked. Nice message they are sending for domestic violence

227 days ago
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Q    

That team is ripe with this kind of nonsense---from Adrian Peterson to making babies by different mammas all over the country, to a front office having sexual harrasment of employees, to coaches sanctioning boat sex parties for the team, its been endless up there the last decade and a half...oh for the days of Bud Grant and a Clean Team and Owners and Mgt Personnel. The whole place stinks now----Les Frazier, the current head coach is a complete dunce too. Cant win, even with all that debauchery, so whats the point gentlemen?

222 days ago
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How black is that    

Chokeabitch

221 days ago

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