Ex-Viking Darrion Scott fined $200, sent to parenting classes:
A former Minnesota Vikings player received a $200 fine Thursday for putting a plastic dry cleaning bag over his 2-year-old son.
Darrion Scott, 26, quietly accepted the sentence after waiting nearly an hour outside the courtroom by himself.
He also received a two-year stayed sentence, and could face jail time if he has contact with his son or wife unless it's approved by family court or if he is found taking illegal or non-prescribed drugs.
He was also ordered to attend parenting classes.
"I think you need that more than anything else," Nord told Scott.
From The Simpson's episode "Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily":
Goodman: Now, who knows how the Skinners could have resolved this
[everyone puts their hands up]
Without resorting to violence.
[all hands but one descend]
Or childish name-calling.
[the last hand comes down] Anybody? [nope] OK. That's OK,
because making a happy home isn't like flipping on a light
Cletus: Duh, light switch?
Goodman: There are a lot of little tricks to it, things you should have
learned a long time ago. Such as, if you leave milk out, it
can go sour. Put it in the refrigerator, or, failing that, a
cool wet sack.
And put your garbage in a garbage can, people. I can't stress
that enough. Don't just throw it out the window.
Marge: This is so humiliating.
Homer: [writing furiously] "Garbage in garbage can"...hmm, makes