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October 11, 2005

Viking Sex Cruise

Last night, I broke (to the best of my knowledge) the story of the Vikings Sex Cruise.

KARE11 has the story this morning; they have some more details:

The Hennepin County Sheriff's office is investigating reports that a party on a pair of cruise boats, arranged by a Minnesota Vikings player, included nudity, lewd behavior and sex acts.

While a prominent Viking reportedly organized the cruise, KARE 11 is not naming names because no one has been charged with a crime and the Viking in question was not available for comment.

The Sheriff's Office acknowledges detectives are actively investigating what they call a case of possible disorderly conduct on Lake Minnetonka.

The Sheriff's office is keeping mum about the identity of the Viking; as I noted last night, nobody has been charged of anything yet.
A lawyer for Al and Alma's, a company that charters cruises on the lake, confirmed a Vikings player set up the party that took place on two boats last Thursday night.

"There was some physical contact," Stephen Doyle said, "some sexual contact that was troubling to one or more of the crew members."

More later.

Posted by Mitch at October 11, 2005 07:42 AM | TrackBack
Comments

KQRS took a call this morning from a witness who identified one of the Vikings involved. Of course, they could not give the identity over the airwaves. They did say that if this person were holding a woman they wouldn't be surprised if he dropped her (paraphrasing).

There was also mention of an alleged urination in public incident were 3 men got out of a limo and urinated on someone's lawn.

Posted by: Nordeaster at October 11, 2005 08:27 AM

For the moment, let's just take this merely as a rumor... and let's look at the reputation for athletes and folks in professional sports.

These folks have fallen so far that this story seems entirely possible.

Will there be a sport with at least a hint of modesty that I can take my son to when he's older?

Jerks

Posted by: baddablogger at October 11, 2005 09:16 AM

If only this Viking concentrated more about scoring on the field.

Posted by: Nancy at October 11, 2005 09:32 AM

I guess this lends a whole new meaning to the phrase "The Vikings suck"....doesn't it?

Posted by: Dave at October 11, 2005 09:48 AM

Mitch, without going into details or naming names, I can tell you these parties are fairly common for Vikings players and go back years (pre-Tice). And this level of reported sexual activity is not an isolated incident...rather the norm.

I can say this since I personally know one of the persons involved.

Posted by: Kevin at October 11, 2005 10:10 AM

I am shocked, shocked that such a thing could happen with highly paid, immature athletes. Never in the history of the game has such a horror been perpetrated. In future, I shall call this, hmmm, North Minneapolis Forty.

Posted by: Doug Sundseth at October 11, 2005 10:15 AM

Doug, that's my point.

Posted by: baddablogger at October 11, 2005 11:40 AM

Some might think this question inapporpriate or irrelevant, but...are they black "athletes"?

Posted by: Colleen at October 11, 2005 12:32 PM

Good thing we traded Randy Moss so we wouldn't have any more trouble makers on the team.

When the details of some of this sexual conduct emerge, the term "Bye Week" may take on a whole new meaning.

Posted by: the elder at October 11, 2005 12:51 PM

Next weeks injury report:

Probable: Viking xxx, urinary tract infection
Questionable: Viking yyy, the clap, Viking zzz, crabs

Posted by: Nordeaster at October 11, 2005 01:29 PM

badablogger: "These folks have fallen so far that this story seems entirely possible."

badablogger again: "Doug, that's my point."

North Dallas Forty was released in 1979. It doesn't sound like much of a fall from 26 years ago to me. Perhaps your timeline is longer than mine.

More elegantly, "It was ever thus."

Posted by: Doug Sundseth at October 11, 2005 01:29 PM

Doug,
Twenty-six years already??? I need a drink.

Perhaps the difference now is that since that time we've been getting more and more similar stories. Compound that with 24 hour news and "sexy" news getting played over and over... not just CNN and Headline News, but multiple ESPN channels, FOX, more than three local news channels, radio, etc.

There also seemed to be more shame and remorse involved in the not-quite-yet-old-days. Either that, or at least the pretense of shame and remorse.

Screw sports... I'll just teach my boy to complain. ;)

Posted by: baddablogger at October 11, 2005 01:50 PM

This is just typical of what you can expect when you let your administration LIE to get you into a WAR totally illeagally. Who's to say a bunch of vikings getting shined on a boat is any worse than LYING about the defecit and LYEING about Saddam when he had no intention of invading any other countries at all, end of story.

I heard this story on the Bob Davis show today. Bob Davis is a total freanking idiot, if I want the truth about something I go to Mike Malloy or Al Franken. They're not totally LYING. Your living in a dream world if you think it's anything butt.

I stopped by the gas station to get gas and coffee (love the way Halliburton has jacked up the price of gas and donuts, don't you?) and pick up a newspaper, and it was TOTALLY the result of Bush and Cheney LYING about the war.

Hope you can live with that.

NRPB

Posted by: Not Really PB at October 11, 2005 02:23 PM

Nobody has denied that Michelle Bachmann was on the boat.

Read my blog.

Developing.

Posted by: Eva Young at October 11, 2005 02:24 PM

No, read MY blog... I don't comment on it.

Posted by: baddablogger at October 11, 2005 02:36 PM

"Perhaps the difference now is that since that time we've been getting more and more similar stories."

I think the reporting is the issue. Take a look at biographies of (say) Babe Ruth and Tyrus Cobb; it's not new behavior. Being a good guy doesn't get anyone tackled, so it's not selected for*. (Kind of like being how smart doesn't help run a pass route or hit a baseball.)

"Screw sports... I'll just teach my boy to complain."

I think that's the right tactic. It's a skill with wide applicability.

8-)

* This might not be true. In the last 20 years or so teams that tolerate many scumbags seem to be doing less well. Perhaps this is a correlation between work ethic and being a decent human being. (Innate talent is no longer enough to be consistently successful as a professional athlete, you also have to work.)

Randy Moss, call your office; you have a call from Terell Owens.

Posted by: Doug Sundseth at October 11, 2005 03:06 PM

You didn't "break" anything. Breaking a story implies specific identification; you simply mentioned a "group of local professional athletes." You could have been talking about a couple of the Minnesota Thunder in rowboats for all your readers knew. Had you mentioned the Vikings in your original post the credit would be yours. Do not pass Go. Do not collect a Pulitzer.

Posted by: Tim at October 11, 2005 04:29 PM

Um, Tim?

Speaking largely tongue in cheek, doncha know.

Perhaps YOU need a cruise on Lake Mtka with a bunch of sports skeeze.

Posted by: mitch at October 11, 2005 04:42 PM

How long before Mitch is number one in Google for "Viking Sex Cruise"?

Posted by: Dave in Pgh. at October 11, 2005 06:16 PM

"Perhaps YOU need a cruise on Lake Mtka with a bunch of sports skeeze."

Seats on the 50 come with that? Along with a competent offensive line?

Posted by: Tim at October 11, 2005 06:39 PM

Tim, that makes me think...

...this might not be so gaulling if these guys actually had something to strut around and be proud of.

(Still no excuse, but you'd understand how they might think they were the dog's bollocks.)

Posted by: baddablogger at October 11, 2005 08:48 PM

Agreed, Badda. No anal sex boat parties until they win their conference.

Posted by: Tim at October 11, 2005 09:08 PM

Hmmm. I wonder if there will be a video tape emerging from this occurence?

These guys like showing off or, at least, performing for live audiences across the country every Sunday or every Monday night. Who is to say that there was not a "recorded game" on the boat? Surely, if it were leaked, you would know ALL of the players involved.... and the whores and strippers.

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2005 01:26 PM

Tice was quoted today saying how much of a family man he is. Guess his short term memory is a little weak. Considering he is a regular at the DT strip joints.

Lets face it if you have lived in Minnesota a while you may already know the hush hush reputation the vikings have for being pigs and womanizers. IS this news?

Posted by: vikings suck at October 13, 2005 07:49 PM

I want names, what kinda blog is this? Somebody has got to have names by now!

Posted by: don at October 13, 2005 09:02 PM

Real men enjoy beer, pu55y, firearms, fast cars, etc... What do you expect? They're just a little dummer that the rest and get caught.

Posted by: Joe Bloe at October 13, 2005 09:49 PM

Enjoying pu55y, beer, guns, and fast cars have little to do with it... especially when strippers, hookers, drugs, hard liquor, condoms, boats, and THE PUBLIC enter into it.

Your comments are well taken though. However, remember that -real men- who expect the tax payers of Hennipen County to front for a new stadium know enough to stop having confrontations with police, and avoid drugs, exceedingly rude and crude behavior, whores, and smugness.

And those that can't restrain themselves and still want taxpayer money to pay for a new stadium have the humility to at least -pretend- they are sorry and have a little shame.

Posted by: badda-blogger at October 13, 2005 10:13 PM

Get off your self righteous fake morality high horse BaddaBlogger. This stuff happens all the time ranging from businessman to atheletes to political leaders/pundits & religous leaders.

If you weren't there you really don't know what went on and who exactly was involved.

Posted by: Groovefiend at October 14, 2005 09:36 AM

Get off your self righteous fake morality high horse BaddaBlogger. This stuff happens all the time ranging from businessman to atheletes to political leaders/pundits & religous leaders.

If you weren't there you really don't know what went on and who exactly was involved.

Posted by: Groovefiend at October 14, 2005 09:37 AM

Vikings Cruise Lines - We Got Bitches.......hilarious

Posted by: D.Culpepper at October 16, 2005 04:51 PM

Just an incident that money will take care of.

Posted by: RJB at October 16, 2005 05:10 PM

Groovefiend:
"This stuff happens all the time ranging from businessman to atheletes to political leaders/pundits & religous leaders.

If you weren't there you really don't know what went on and who exactly was involved."


(Where I was is of no consequence, son.)

Okay, you assume a bit too much. While you're at it, start naming other folks (the likes you have mentioned) who have been publicly mentioned? I'm probably not to fond of those cases, either.

...that is if you're not still bummed out by Sunday's game. ;)

Now, as for you, go ahead and have all the hookers and blow you like.

Posted by: badda-blogger at October 17, 2005 12:52 AM

With a bunch of proven losers like the queens what else would you expect....gotta pay for it! What a bunch of TOOLS. I'm sure the lies and excuses will come pouring out of the queens pie holes. A team reflecting their coach Baby Huey ie: tice....go figure. Schlocking his Superbowl tix should have been a clue.

Posted by: Ed Gein at October 17, 2005 05:25 PM

With a bunch of proven losers like the queens what else would you expect....gotta pay for it! What a bunch of TOOLS. I'm sure the lies and excuses will come pouring out of the queens pie holes. A team reflecting their coach Baby Huey ie: tice....go figure. Schlocking his Superbowl tix should have been a clue.

Posted by: Ed Gein at October 17, 2005 05:25 PM

Careful, Mr. Gein... someone might call you sanctimoneous, prudish, self-absorbed, and worst of all... an anti-Vikings fan. ;)

To him such nonsense I say:
"Lighten up, Francis."

Posted by: badda-blogger at October 17, 2005 09:40 PM

Seems to me that the Viking cruise where sexual related things were happening was just adults having “adult-fun” with other consenting adults. As far as “role models” At my lowest I performed “private shows” Just because some people appear to be moral and good role models, what they do in private may be totally different and that's why they do it in private, but they are still good role models. The Vikings, if inspires kids to stay on after-school or intramural leagues, taking up their time so they stay out of trouble, gives them a sense of confidence and pride so they can stand up against temptation, then they’re good role models. People should focus only on aspects of a role model’s that they admire, and remember that these role models are only people, and no one is perfect.

Posted by: John at October 19, 2005 12:03 AM
hi