Wednesday, August 16, 2006

When It Rains, It Pours

"Vikings wide receiver Koren Robinson is in the Nicollet County jail in southern Minnesota, and he is accused of a long list of crimes starting with driving drunk, the county sheriff said. Along with drunken driving, Robinson is accused of fleeing police, reckless driving, speeding and driving without a valid license, said Sheriff Dave Lange" -- Star Tribune

Right on the heels of the Vikings announcing that Chad Greenway was out for the season, it appears that Koren Robinson, the Vikings' best receiver and a recovering alcoholic has fallen off the wagon. This means that Koren is likely going to be suspended for the year. Definitely not what the team needed, not what the franchise needed and not what Koren's family needed. Alcoholism is not an easy thing to combat, and relapses occur, even in the strongest willed people that suffer from the disease. Whatever it was that caused Koren to relapse, it's a sad day for him, especially when it looked like he was working so hard to stay sober. So while it looks like Koren's career in purple is over, I hope that Vikings' fans will at least wish him well in his battle with Alcoholism.

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