Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Vikings DE Griffen held at mental health facility after disturbing Saturday

The police report released Tuesday details ongoing struggles Griffen had been dealing with weeks before the incident at the Hotel Ivy on Saturday Vikings fear for star who allegedly threatened hotel shooting
Carol Daniels | 28 September, 2018, 08:12

After being turned away from TCO Performance Center on Saturday, Griffen returned to Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, where his wife, Tiffany, told police he had been staying for several days. After interviewing the couple, police requested an ambulance and Griffen was taken to Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, where he was placed on a police-ordered health and welfare hold. He said he was uncertain whether the team offered additional resources to Griffen beyond demanding an evaluation before he returns to the team facility.

Mike Zimmer was predictably tight-lipped about the situation, but some concerning details surrounding Griffen's absence have begun to emerge, involving a freakish incident with a gun at a Minneapolis hotel.

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Monday night in a statement that the team was "currently focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family".

"The only thing we really are concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football".

According to Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder, officers were called to the hotel on Saturday after a man threatened physical violence.

He was not at U.S. Bank Stadium for the game and will not travel to Los Angeles with the team tonight in preparation for Thursday's game against the Rams.

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He has been named to the Pro Bowl each of the past three years and has 62 career sacks. At no time, sources said, was Griffen banned from the Vikings' training facility.

Griffen did not play in the Vikings' 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and the team said that he is banned from practice until he has a mental health evaluation.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been sidelined indefinitely by an undisclosed situation that has caused concern within the organization about his well-being.

The report details a series of conversations between Griffen and police in which he expressed fear for his life, mentioned the number 777 and asked if police had slain his parents. The chance to count on him in game time.

Griffen's wife then called and said he was at teammate Trae Waynes' home down the road. Griffen had gotten in the man's auto at a gas station and left his own vehicle behind.

"So, he's always been a really, really good model for us and obviously he's going through some tough times now". He was arrested twice as a rookie in 2011, once for public intoxication and soon after for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop. He signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension in 2017.

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