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Former Viking arrested for domestic assault

The Pioneer Press reported Wednesday former Minnesota Viking defensive end Darrion Scott was arrested in Eden Prairie on suspicion of domestic assault.

Scott, 26, was booked into Hennepin County jail on the charges of suspicion of assult, domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child. Authorities have not released any additionally information due to the case remaining under investigation.

The Star Tribune reported Scott was a third-round pick by the Vikings in 2004 and spent the last four seasons in Minnesota before becoming a free agent. He led the team in sacks with 5.5 in 2006 and played in a total of 28 games. Last season Scott broke his foot and the Vikings expressed little interest in bringing him back.

In addition, this isn’t Scott’s first run in with the law. Last December, Scott was charged for a misdemeanor marijuana possession and was ticketed for failing to signal when being pulled over. The incident occurred in Charleston, W. Va.

Scott’s agent, Tim DePiero, could not be reached for comment.