Evans gets probation
As part of a plea-bargain agreement, Evans pleaded no contest this morning in Miami-Dade County Court to felony charges of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest and received two years' probation on each count.
According to a court clerk, a misdemeanor trespassing charge was dropped and Evans agreed to pay court costs of $1,310.
Evans, who signed a two-year contract with the Vikings on Sunday, was released by the Miami Dolphins following his arrest, during which he was subdued with a Taser gun after passing out in the back of a taxi.
He already was on probation for a Texas arrest for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and still faces a Sept. 5 court hearing on that charge in addition to a possible NFL fine or suspension.
Evans, 23, is expected to rejoin the Vikings in time for Friday night’s exhibition game at the New York Jets and could play, coach Brad Childress said Tuesday.