NFL suspends A.J. Jefferson 4 games following arrest

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL suspended free agent A.J. Jefferson for four games after he was arrested last week.

The NFL suspended former Minnesota cornerback A.J. Jefferson for four games on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson. The suspension comes a week after he was arrested for an alleged domestic assault.

The 25-year-old Jefferson was arrested on November 25 and released by the Vikings later in the day. According to reports, Jefferson was arrested in the early morning after the alleged victim -- a 23-year-old woman who was in a relationship with Jefferson -- called police and said she was the victim of domestic assault.

NFL teams will often wait for the legal system to play out before making a roster move, but the Vikings instead chose to release Jefferson immediately. Minnesota acquired the fourth-year cornerback from Arizona last season. He appeared in 10 games for Minnesota before being released.

Jefferson is not currently on a roster and isn't likely to generate any interest until at least after his legal situation is resolved, so the suspension isn't likely to have much of an effect.

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