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Viking aids stranded Bears fan

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway pitched in to help two stranded boaters on a windy afternoon on Lake Minnetonka.

A KARE-TV cameraman, who was shooting a story Monday on the dangerous water levels and high winds on the Minneapolis-area lake, saw Greenway help Crystal and Edward Alexis, who were taking their new boat out for its first voyage and got stuck close to the spillway on the lake after its steering failed.

Greenway jumped into the water, helped push the boat into a safe area of the lake and assisted a water patrolman in tying it up for towing. The 31-year-old linebacker then drove the couple back to their boat and car.

The couple was thankful for the aid of the 6-foot-2, 242-pound Greenway, even though Edward Alexis has rooted against him on the field. "I'm a Chicago Bears fan," Alexis told KARE-TV. "I'm just going to keep it real."

Said Greenway: "Good thing he told me that afterward."

Bills: Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is taking the next two weeks off as he faces criminal charges for the second time in a month. Dareus crashed his 2012 Jaguar into a tree while racing another car not far from Ralph Wilson Stadium Friday. According to Hamburg Town police, Dareus was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment. He was also ticketed for several traffic violations, including drag racing. The accident occurred about a month after he was arrested in his native Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Redskins: Lured by seeing thousands in cash inside Sean Taylor's home in the Miami suburb Palmetto Bay, a teen masterminded the burglary that led to his fatal shooting, a prosecutor told jurors. Trial began Tuesday for Jason Mitchell, the second defendant to face a jury in the November 2007 slaying of the one-time Hurricane and Redskin. Seven months ago another jury convicted the suspected shooter, Eric Rivera, of second-degree murder and armed burglary. He was sentenced to almost 60 years.

Viking aids stranded Bears fan 06/03/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:32pm]

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