MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips was arrested on Friday night for a misdemeanor DWI.
He'll still travel to Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon, as the team faces the Raiders on Sunday.
"Wes immediately notified the team following his arrest last night," the Vikings said in a statement. "This morning we contacted the NFL, and after internal discussion, made the decision Wes will travel with the team to Las Vegas this afternoon. We will continue to gather information regarding the incident and have further comment at the appropriate time."
Phillips, 44, was arrested around 11 p.m. but was released after paying a $300 bond at 1:26 a.m. He's scheduled to make his first court appearance on Dec. 21.
Head coach Kevin O'Connell hired Phillips. Phillips is both the son of and grandson of former NFL coaches, and was the tight ends coach for the Rams before coming to Minnesota.
The Vikings are currently 6-6 and firmly in the NFC playoff race, but took a loss last week to theStarting quarterback Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles tendon in October, and the team has struggled to find a rhythm since.
Josh Dobbs took the reins last week but went 22/32 for 185 yards against the Bears. However, he'llat the position on Sunday.
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