Back in 2014, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested after an incident at Seven, a upscale restaurant/ultra lounge in downtown Minneapolis.

Johnson now has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the two officers also involved in the incident.

Johnson has accused the officers of excessive force in the lawsuit while the officers and the Minneapolis Police Department claim the officers were just doing their job.

The full details of the alleged incident from both parties can be found here.

Johnson went on to allege in the lawsuit that the officers were each given a Minneapolis police department Award of Merit in 2015, instead of facing discipline for their actions.

According to, the Police Department responded and Lieutenant Bob Kroll, head of the Minneapolis police officers union, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Johnson wanted "special treatment because he's a Viking,"  and added that the officers were justified in their actions.