Vikings quarterback Rhett Bomar was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato for alleged third-degree drunken driving. He was taken to Blue Earth County Jail, according to the jail's website, but had been released by Sunday evening.
Bomar was arrested near downtown Mankato. The Vikings held a night practice Saturday and then players were off until later Sunday when they had to be back at Gage Center.
Bomar, 26, was signed by the Vikings off the New York Giants practice squad in late December. He has an uphill battle to make the Vikings roster, playing behind Donovan McNabb, first-round pick Christian Ponder and Joe Webb. Those three are all getting practice reps in front of Bomar.
Uhm, I like how the paper refers to Bomar as a "Vikings quarterback." They should have preceded that phrase with a modifier like "4th-string," "soon to be cut" or "wannabe." That's because the odds of Bomar making the team — or just about any NFL team — are about as high as Sooner Legends Inns and Suites naming a room after him.
Now that some time has passed since Bomar's "tenure" at OU, it is kind of funny to look back at how devastated OU fans were the day he was kicked off the team. It's funny because I was one of them. I'm pretty sure I left work early that day to go home, get drunk and kill a homeless man just to see what it was like to watch someone die.
Anyway, I wonder if Bomar will ever experience an OU renaissance like Charles Thompson or Marcus Dupree? Who knows, maybe The Sports Animal will hire him as a fill-in host or ESPN will produce a 50 for 50 documentary called "The Best That Never Was Really Ever Working at the Car Dealership." If any of that happens, lets just hope that Big Red Sports and Imports hires him as a spokesman. I think everyone would appreciate that.