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Mon, 25 Apr 2005 15:53:37 -0700
USAToday.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have released DE Kenny Mixon.
Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:37:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon, who has just returned from a two-game suspension, practiced with the team Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Wed, 22 Sep 2004 10:06:41 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon returns to the fold after serving a two-game suspension.
Sun, 19 Sep 2004 08:47:27 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon, who had received a two-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, is scheduled to return for the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears.
Sun, 19 Sep 2004 08:46:09 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Chuck Wiley is scheduled to start his second consecutive game Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 20. Wiley is replacing DE Kenny Mixon, who had received a two-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:20:41 -0700
Jason Williams, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon has lost his appeal and will serve a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Mixon will not be allowed to practice from Sept. 5 to Sept. 20, and will sit out the first two regular season games.
Tue, 27 Jul 2004 10:26:42 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon for two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to three sources familiar with the situation. Mixon is appealing the suspension, and a decision is expected before the regular season begins.
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:44:38 -0700
Bill Williamson reports for the Sporting News that Minnesota Vikings rookie DE Darrion Scott would get the starting nod at left defensive end for the team if DE Kenny Mixon is suspended by the league for violating their substance abuse policy.
Thu, 03 Jun 2004 13:27:50 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon's status with the NFL remains unresolved, according to a league spokesman. Mixon has served a 30-day sentence in the Hennepin County workhouse and a 60-day sentence under house arrest stemming from his second drunken driving conviction in less than 19 months. According to the NFL's substance abuse policy, two-time offenders face a "likely" suspension, but the league makes decisions on a case-by-case basis. Mixon says he doesn't think he will miss any time. "It should be a done deal," he said. "I'm fined, and this should be behind me. I shouldn't have to miss any games, from what I understand."
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 10:26:27 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon began his 30-day sentence in the Hennepin County Workhouse on Monday, April 5, as a result from his second DUI conviction in less than 16 months. Mixon is in the work-release program and will have to spend evenings and weekends at the workhouse. Once he serves 30 days, Mixon will be under house arrest for 60 days but will be allowed to take part in the Vikings' offseason program. Mixon will not have to serve the final 275 days of the one-year jail term if he doesn't violate probation.
Thu, 01 Apr 2004 14:56:25 -0800
Updating a previous report, SportsLine.com reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon, who was convicted of drunken driving last month, has been sentenced to 30 days in the county workhouse and 60 days of home monitoring. Mixon will wear a bracelet with a transmitter so authorities can track his movements under the monitoring program. He was also sentenced to 216 hours of community service and ordered to play $3,100 to a panel that educates public school children on the dangers of drunken driving.
Tue, 30 Mar 2004 11:03:24 -0800
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the NFL is investigating the situation surrounding the drunken driving conviction of Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon, and an NFL spokesman said Monday, March 29, that a possible punishment would not be announced before Mixon's sentencing Thursday, April 1. Because Mixon has had four alcohol-related incidents during his NFL career, the league is considering a suspension of up to four games under its discipline policy. Mixon also could be fined a substantial amount. Mixon's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has been lobbying league officials to avoid a suspension.
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 19:48:54 -0800
Updating previous reports, according to ESPN.com, Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon faces up to a year in jail after being found guilty by a jury in Hennepin County, Minnesota of drunken driving, possession of an open container of alcohol, and driving with a revoked license. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 1. Mixon's Nov. 18 arrest for suspected DUI was his third in 16 months. Aside from his legal troubles, Mixon also potentially faces a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating terms of the league's substance abuse policy.
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:26:22 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports testimony began in the drunken driving trial of Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon on Thursday, March 18. Mixon's trial is expected to last into early next week in district court in Minneapolis.
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 14:17:32 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon, who was arrested and charged with DUI in November 2003, will stand trial Feb. 12 and could face up to one year in jail, if convicted. Mixon is also subject to a four-game suspension by the NFL, as this is his second DUI offense.
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 15:51:41 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon (hand) had minor surgery on his right hand, to repair a broken bone around his thumb and has a cast on to protect the hand. Mixon did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 23, but head coach Mike Tice said Mixon will practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. Before the Sunday, Dec. 28, game against the Arizona Cardinals, Mixon will have the cast cut off and replaced with a more acceptable protective measure.
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 08:00:07 -0800
Updating previous reports, Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenny Mixon (thumb) has a small fracture in his thumb, but will play in Sunday's, Dec. 28, game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Mon, 22 Dec 2003 08:11:12 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon (thumb) suffered a thumb injury in Saturday's, Dec. 20, game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but is expected to play in the Week 17 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 18:13:58 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon is slated to start at left defensive end in Week 14.
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:59:13 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenny Mixon will move back from right to left end, and DL Chuck Wiley will play right end in Sunday's, Dec. 7, game against the Seattle Seahawks..
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:49:59 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon's arrest for DUI on Tuesday, Nov. 18 was his third such arrest in the last 16 months. Mixon, whose blood alcohol level was .19, also faces charges of driving with a revoked license and having open containers in his vehicle. He could be placed in rehabilitation or an outpatient program. If convicted, Mixon faces a fine by the NFL, as this would be his second such conviction. Although he was acquitted of his last DUI charge, prosecutors say they are treating it as his third "alcohol-related issue," and Mixon faces jail-time if convicted.
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:42:49 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings team officials said DL Kenny Mixon and DL Kevin Williams have been fined, up to $25,000, for conduct detrimental to the team. Mixon and Williams, who were both arrested for DUI in the last week, will, however, play in Sunday's, Nov. 23, game against the Detroit Lions.
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:30:30 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports an MRI on Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon's (elbow/shoulder/groin) elbow showed no major damage. Mixon is also battling shoulder and groin injuries.
Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:11:47 -0800
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Tuesday, Nov. 18. Mixon, 28, was being held in the Hennepin County jail Tuesday in lieu of $12,000 bail, a jail receptionist said.
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 13:38:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DT Kenny Mixon (ankle) practiced Friday, Nov. 14.
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 18:05:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon received some time off, but he doesn't have any major injuries and is expected to play the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Oakland Raiders.
Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:08:18 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenny Mixon and OL Adam Haayer got into a brief fistfight during Thursday's, Sept. 25, practice. There has been no word of any injuries or punishment given out.
Thu, 03 Apr 2003 05:10:43 -0800
Updating previous reports, Sean Jensen for the Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon was acquitted Wednesday of two gross misdemeanors related to drunken driving charges in January. Mixon avoided jail time and punishment from the NFL when he was found not guilty of third-degree driving under the influence and third-degree refusal to submit to a sobriety test by a six-person jury.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 05:53:45 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon had a pretrial hearing Thursday morning. He was charged in January with third-degree driving under the influence and third-degree refusal to submit to a sobriety test. No settlement was negotiated.
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 05:15:47 -0800
Sean Jensen for the Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon faces a potential jail term and punishment by the NFL if he is convicted of a January drunken driving charge, his second in the past seven months. He was charged last Thursday of third-degree driving under the influence and third-degree refusing to submit to a sobriety test. If convicted, he could face a fine of $3,000 and one year in jail. There is a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 days in jail, 48 hours of which must be served. It was unclear if Mixon is in the NFL’s substance abuse program, as strict privacy guidelines prevent that information from being released. However, if this is considered his second offense – he was convicted in September from a July incident – he could face a four-game suspension.
Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:53:52 -0800
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said DE Kenny Mixon (neck) remains "iffy" for Sunday's game. Tice said Mixon wasn't much better Friday, so the team is concerned. "We'll see how he is tomorrow and we'll see how he is Sunday but he'll obviously be listed as questionable all they way up to the time of the game and he really is fifty-fifty. He's fine until he puts his helmet on, so that's not a good thing," said Tice.
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 19:11:19 -0800
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon (neck) was limited in practice Thursday after being held out Wednesday. "My inclination is that he'll be able to help us out Sunday," coach Mike Tice said. "The question is how much?"
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 21:42:19 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon (neck) did not practice Wednesday. He is listed as questionable, but aan MRI showed no structural damage. Coach Mike Tice said: "He'll be fine."
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:23:06 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon (stiff neck) is day-to-day, but he is expected to play Sunday.
Sat, 09 Nov 2002 02:13:27 -0800
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon (knee) returned to practice Friday.
Thu, 07 Nov 2002 18:40:54 -0800
Michael Eisen reports for Giants.com the Minnesota Vikings added DE Kenny Mixon (knee) to their injury report as probable with a knee injury.
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 13:28:10 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings would be happier with their defensive line if they could get more sacks. With just ten on the year, they rank 27th overall in the sack department. This weekend, they’ll unveil a new alignment that has LDE Kenny Mixon in to DT along side Chris Hovan and puts backup DE Lorenzo Bromell opposite of DE Lance Johnstone. The new alignment won’t be their base package, but it is one of their ways of trying to get more sacks and pressure on opposing QBs.
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 07:45:36 -0700
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Mixon did not play late in Sunday's game. No word whether he was injured or if it was a coach's decision.
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 17:34:15 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings starting DEs Kenny Mixon and Lorenzo Bromell had a good mini-camp. Both displayed extreme aggressiveness during 11-on-11 drills and they also found their way into a few scuffles as well.
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 18:49:36 -0700
Kevin Seifert reports for the Star Tribune Tuesday's signing of DE Lorenzo Bromell probably means the Minnesota Vikings will have two former Dolphins starting at DE in 2002. Bromell will probably start at right end and Kenny Mixon at left end.
Sun, 10 Mar 2002 10:17:18 -0800
As an update to an earlier report, Bill Willamson reports for the Pioneer Press free agent DE Sean Moran's (Rams) visit with the Minnesota Vikings is Monday. He'll join the previously reported DEs Keith McKenzie (Browns) and Reinard Wilson (Bengals) and LB Bernardo Harris (Packers) as visitors that day. Even after signing DE Kenny Mixon Saturday, the Vikings probably are still in the market for a pass-rushing specialist who would play right defensive end.
Sat, 09 Mar 2002 21:24:28 -0800
Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel with Saturday's loss of free agent DE Kenny Mixon to the Minnesota Vikings, the Miami Dolphins are expected to intensify their efforts to re-sign top backup DL Lorenzo Bromell, who also is an unrestricted free agent.
Sat, 09 Mar 2002 12:09:12 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Minnesota Vikings have landed free agent DE Kenny Mixon (Dolphins). The two sides agreed to a five-year, $17 million deal that includes a $3.4 million signing bonus and base salaries of $600,000 (2002), $2 million (2003), $2.6 million (2004), $3.8 million (2005) and $4.5 million (2006).
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 22:20:01 -0800
According to John Clayton of ESPN, in addition to the previously reported DE Kenny Mixon (Dolphins) the Minnesota Vikings are also pursuing free agent LB Henri Crockett (Falcons).
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 15:55:15 -0800
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, free agent DE Kenny Mixon (Dolphins) completed his visit with the Bengals Friday. It still appears the Vikings have a better chance to sign him. The Bengals like Mixon, but they aren’t ready to get into heavy negotiations until they go through the bulk of their scheduled visits this coming week.
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 22:34:03 -0800
According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings have made an offer to free agent DL Kenny Mixon (Dolphins). It is reportedly worth about $2.5 million per season. As previously noted, Mixon is scheduled to visit Cincinnati today and could make a decision by the weekend.
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 19:38:10 -0800
Updating previous stories, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins have been in contact with the agents for free agent DL Kenny Mixon (Dolphins), Brandon Mitchell (Patriots) and Steve Martin (Jets). The team also has some interest in free agent OL Roman Oben (Browns). Two other names that have drawn the team's interest are LB Henri Crockett (Falcons) and S Shaun Williams (Giants).
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 15:10:15 -0800
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said the team is making some progress in signing one or two of the free agent DL Lorenzo Bromell (Dolphins), Kenny Mixon (Dolphins) and Brandon Mitchell (Patriots), who visited earlier this week. He said he was hoping to sign someone as early as Friday.
Wed, 06 Mar 2002 08:18:44 -0800
As an update to a previous story, the Cincinnati Post reports the Cincinnati Bengals will visit with free agent DE Kenny Mixon (Dolphins) Friday. As noted, the Vikings are said to be hot to sign Mixon and the Redskins also may have some interest.
Tue, 05 Mar 2002 22:58:44 -0800
The Washington Times reports in addition to the Washington Redskins previously reported interest in free agent DE Kenny Mixon (Dolphins), the team will also consider free agent DT Steve Martin (Jets) and DL Brandon Mitchell (Patriots) as potential replacements for Kenard Lang. As reported, Lang signed with the Browns Tuesday.