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Jefferson, in his fourth season, was arrested by the Eden Prairie police department on probable cause of domestic assault just before 7 a.m. CT.
The Eden Prairie Police Department said in a statement that a 23-year-old woman reported she was a victim of domestic assault at about 4:30 a.m. CT. Jefferson was arrested at his home and is now in Hennepin County Jail.
He left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers with a neck injury.
Jefferson, 25, has five tackles and an interception for Minnesota (2-8-1) this season.
Jefferson’s arrest is the second of a Vikings player this month. Receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Nov. 9.
ESPN.com Vikings reporter Ben Goessling contributed to this report.