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THE SIDELINES : Vikings Lineman Gets Probation

<i> From Times wire service</i> s

Keith Millard of the Minnesota Vikings must complete two years of counseling, probation and community service for March charges of drunk driving and threatening police officers in Redmond, a Northeast District Court judge ruled.

The All-Pro defensive lineman, who lives in Redmond during the off-season, was arrested March 22 by Redmond police on four misdemeanor counts. The arresting officers said Millard, 27, threatened them and kicked at a patrol car door so hard he nearly knocked it off its hinges.

Judge John D. Lawson on Tuesday approved Millard’s request for deferred prosecution but told him that he must own up to his problems with “aggressive tendencies” off the field, a flippant attitude toward authority figures and abuse of alcohol.


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