More Troubled Waters In Minnesota??

By Michael-Louis Ingram
Updated: September 19, 2008

PHILADELPHIA — According to local sources, Minnesota Viking quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, teammate wide receiver Sidney Rice and a third as of yet unidentified player may have been involved in an alleged incident with three girls from an area Catholic school.

It is reported that two of the three girls involved were teenagers under the age of 18 years old.

The girls involved were reportedly students at Cretin-Durham Hall, a private school located in St. Paul., Minnesota, but Mary Jo Groeller, Administrator for Public Affairs at Cretin, said the alleged incident involving girls from her school was, “all rumors with nothing found as truth.”

Jackson, who recently lost his starting spot to veteran journeyman Gus Frerotte, has a career record of 8-6; but after the Vikings’ 0-2 start, has been relegated to second string status.

Coming into his third season out of Alabama State, Jackson had been praised by head coach Brad Childress as being ready for prime time; especially in lieu of heated talks with the possible acquisition of ex-Packer QB Brett Favre to be perhaps the final piece for a Super Bowl contending team.

But a late pre-season injury may have hindered Jackson’s mobility. After the last second 18-15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at home, a online poll by the local Minneapolis Star-Tribune had over 60% of readers suggesting Frerotte lead the team.

Calls were made to the Vikings public relations regarding this issue, but a representative stated that they had no knowledge of the incident.

BASN will continue to bring updates as the story unfolds.