MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - Former Vikings offensive tackle has left Minnesota football fans in his rear view mirror, but criminal charges filed against him in Hennepin County Court will serve as an unpleasant reminder of his time here.
Kalil was charged with a misdemeanor after a teenage employee of a business he owns in Maple Grove, Pieology Pizzeria, was busted selling alcohol during a police compliance check. Maple Grove Police say a 19-year-old woman entered the restaurant the night of October 26 and ordered a bottle of beer. The 17-year-old employee took her money and directed the underage buyer to grab a beer out of the cooler.
At that time a Maple Grove Police officer coordinating the compliance checks asked to speak with the general manager who had already left. When contacted by phone the manager said she was new and had not gone through her alcohol licensing training with the city. When police checked the liquor license information for Pieology they found the restaurant is owned by Matt Kalil, who now plays for the Carolina Panthers.
If found guilty Kalil faces the possibility of up to 90 days in jail or up to a $1,000 fine.