Vikings GM issues statement on Everson Griffen

Rex Christensen
September 25, 2018

Pelissero reported that a police spokesman told him that authorities were called to investigate an incident which took place at Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Police Department redacted that person's name from the report, but a source confirmed that it was indeed Griffen named in the report. Staff members at the hotel were apparently scared enough that they moved to the back of the office to avoid Griffen. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family", the Vikings said of Griffen in a statement. He allegedly told the staff that if "someone wouldn't let him into his room that he was going to shoot someone".

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman released a statement on the matter Monday night.

The Minnesota Vikings said they are concerned about the "well-being" of defensive end Everson Griffen, who did not play in Week 3 and was listed on the injury report Monday. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family".

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Griffen has made three-straight Pro Bowls and is a huge part of this Vikings defense, but his mental health is obviously way more important.

Griffen was ruled out for Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills after not practicing last week because of a knee injury.

Griffen was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 National Football League draft, and has spent his entire career with the Vikings. He's recorded one sack this season.

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