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Vikings Suspend OC Wes Phillips After 2023 Traffic Stop Resolved, per Report

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In this story: In the aftermath of some December legal troubles, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips has received his punishment.

The Vikings have suspended Phillips for three weeks without pay, according to a Tuesday morning report from Kevin Seifert of ESPN. Phillips, 45, is entering his third year in that role for Minnesota.

“Starts today, concludes 4/22,” Seifert wrote.

Phillips was arrested Dec. 8 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated; he pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving on Feb. 15.

“The last thing I would ever want to do is detract from the attention being on the great things these guys do on the field,” Phillips said in December. “So that was unfortunate. I do believe in being accountable, and learning from your mistakes, accepting whatever discipline that may come down the road, growing from it and going forward with a positive attitude.”

The Vikings have suspended offensive coordinator Wes Phillips for 3 weeks without pay following the legal resolution of a 2023 traffic stop in Minneapolis. Starts today, concludes 4/22.

— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) April 2, 2024

In 2023, the Vikings finished 22nd and 10th in the league in scoring and total offense, respectively.

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