Misdemeanor Charges Dropped Against Vikings’ Oli Udoh, “Oli Was Unlawfully Arrested,” Attorney Says

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Aug 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Oli Udoh (74) stretches before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday morning, misdemeanor charges were dropped against Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Oli Udoh.

Udoh was arrested back in October, following an incident at a Miami nightclub and charged with a misdemeanor for resisting an officer (without violence) and with disorderly conduct.

“We are pleased the case has been dismissed in its entirety,” Udoh’s attorney said in a statement. “Everyone who knows Oli, never believed he committed a crime or even did anything wrong. The video evidence and eyewitness testimony we presented to the prosecutor made clear that the allegations in the police report were completely fabricated and Oli was unlawfully arrested.”

The incident went down during the Vikings bye week in Miami. Udoh allegedly tried entering the women’s restroom and was forcibly removed from the nightclub by security guards, according to police. Udoh claimed that the allegations were false and said a woman approached him.

 “In fact, the woman approached Oli that night and they had a cordial conversation which ended in their exchanging phone numbers. She has since reached out to us and has confirmed the allegations are completely false,” Udoh’s attorney said in a statement at the time.

Udoh was a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft out of Elon and was selected by the Vikings. In his four years in the NFL, he has started 16 games, all during the 2021 season.

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