Police Report Details Vikings Concern for Everson Griffen

Police Report Details Vikings Concern for Everson Griffen

The police said Griffen left the hotel on his own accord and no arrest was made. The reporting officer placed a health and welfare hold on Griffen "based upon his actions and information I had acquired about him".

Zimmer was asked Tuesday whether the team could have done anything to make sure Griffen had undergone a mental health evaluation prior to Saturday.

"That's our brother. We just want to know that he's in a good mental state and we just want to know that he got right", running back Dalvin Cook said.

On the police report the individual's name was redacted, but Cronin reports it was indeed Griffen who was at the hotel with a firearm when police came to check on him. The man drove Griffen home, then directed police to his house because "Everson was acting insane and he was unsafe", according to a report filed Saturday by Minnetrista police officer Justin Thompson.

On Saturday, the report said, Griffen caused a disturbance at the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, entered a teammate's house briefly before running away, and jumped out of a moving ambulance taking him to a hospital "because he was in fear that someone was going to shoot him".

Griffen was said to have broken into the home of a fellow player after he left the hotel.

"To clarify, there was no attempted break-in at our home and at no point did my family or I feel unsafe".

A variety of things have been reported, but we'll stay away from that because many of those reports have been proven wrong, and out of respect for Griffen and his family. Additionally, Klawiter told police that the organization was anxious that Griffen could hurt himself, as well as his wife and children, according to the report.

The Vikings further addressed the situation Tuesday in their first time in front of the media since reports of the incident broke.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Griffen wasn't on the sideline for the game because he was dealing with a "personal matter" but wouldn't elaborate.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, Griffen, 30, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has amassed 144 tackles and 44.5 sacks since becoming a full-time starter in 2014.

"We have a very, very good support program, and our owners do an unbelievable job of giving players all the resources that they need", Zimmer said.

"We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard", Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said.

Griffen was ruled out ahead of last Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a knee injury. "He's always been a really good model for us and obviously he's going through some tough times now". Griffen registered a half-sack in each of Minnesota's first two games to bring his career total to 62, which is 17th among active National Football League players.



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