Attorneys for Minnesota Vikings players Daunte Culpepper and Moe Williams accused a prosecutor Wednesday of selectively charging black men and ignoring possible crimes by two white men in the boat party sex case.
A motion, served on prosecutor Steven Tallen, asks for dismissal of charges against the two players because of racial discrimination. Tallen denied race played any role in the decision to charge.
The motion papers allege that Hennepin County sheriff’s investigators have evidence that the captain of one boat touched a woman’s exposed breast with his mouth while he piloted the boat. This happened immediately after the manager of a strip club paid the woman and also touched her with his mouth, according to the motion papers.
Both of those men are white. Because they have not been named in public documents and were not charged, the Star Tribune is not naming them.
There is no truth to the rumor that the captain in question was former Minneapolis TV journalist Murray Slaughter (above).