Vikings starting middle linebacker E.J. Henderson averted one legal hurdle Thursday morning.
Henderson was found guilty of drunken driving in Harford County, Md., district court, and he was given a two-year probation before judgment. Henderson, who pleaded not guilty, also had to pay $1,020 in fines and court fees, and he was ordered to attend a shock trauma tour at a Baltimore hospital.
One of the usual conditions of the supervised probation is not leaving the state. But Judge Victor Butanis ruled that Henderson could leave Maryland for employment purposes, said prosecutor Melissa Lambert.
"That is a standard sentence (for someone) who was in the situation that Mr. Henderson was in," Lambert said.
Henderson's attorney, Alfred Clasing, did not return a phone call Thursday.
Henderson still could be charged in connection with a June 6 fight outside of the Tabu nightclub in Minneapolis.
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