Ex-Vike given 2-year suspended sentence for child endangerment

8:45 PM, Jul 24, 2008   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Darrion Scott has received a two-year stayed sentence for putting a plastic bag over his 2-year-old son's head. Scott also was fined $200. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to child endangerment and called his actions "stupid and wreckless." Scott said he put the plastic bag over his son's head to show the boy there was nothing to fear. If Scott does not violate terms of his probation, the gross misdemeanor will be reduced to a misdemeanor. Scott was a third-round pick in the 2004 NFL draft and played 48 games with the Vikings. He is now a free agent.

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