Vikings Lineman Cited for Multiple Traffic Violations

Aug 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Oli Udoh. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports.

On Friday, Minneapolis’ ABC affiliate, KSTP, reported that Vikings lineman Oli Udoh had been cited for multiple traffic violations during the month of May. Most notably, on May 4th, Udoh was cited for driving 97 mph in a 55 zone, a speed of 42 mph over the limit. This instance took place around 8 P.M. in St. Paul according to the report.

Two days later, on May 6th, Udoh was cited once again for reckless driving around I-35E, once again in St. Paul. According to the report he was “weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed and driving in the carpool lane with no passenger.”

Finally, Udoh received a third citation on May 25th for speeding on Hwy 77, going at a speed of 64 mph in another 55 zone. The report suggests that he drove from the on-ramp immediately to the far-left lane.

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Oct 17, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass as guard Oli Udoh (74) blocks and Carolina Panthers defensive end DaQuan Jones (90) pressures in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

KSTP’s report says that they reached out to the Vikings for a comment or statement, but they haven’t been given a response yet.

If you’ll recall, Udoh has found himself in legal trouble in a couple instances over the past year. During the Vikings bye week last season, he was arrested on the accusation of following a woman into a bathroom and refusing to leave. The charges in that instance were later dropped.

Udoh is currently in a position battle to land a depth spot on the offensive line. After being a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Vikings, he has spent all four years of his NFL career in Minnesota.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.