Vikings’ Everson Griffen ‘Gets the Care He Needs’ After Crisis

The Minnesota Vikings said defensive end Everson Griffen was receiving treatment and left his home late Wednesday afternoon, after the Pro Bowler called law enforcement early that morning, claiming that someone was in his residence and was trying to kill him.

“The police have informed us that Everson Griffen left his home without incident and is now receiving the care he needs,” the Vikings statement read. “We are grateful to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnetrista Police Department and the Orono Police Department for their prompt response and dedication to ensuring that the situation is resolved. ends peacefully. adequate resources for him and his family.

The Minnetrista Public Safety Department said it received a 911 call from Griffen at 3 a.m., saying someone was inside his home and needed the forces’ help. of the order. Griffin told the 911 dispatcher that he had fired a gun and that no one inside the house was injured.

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In an Instagram post that was later deleted, Griffen posted that he was at home and someone was “trying to blow me up.” He described his gun, adding that it was registered in his name and that he “bought all my bullets in town”.

The Vikings said on Wednesday they had sent mental health professionals from the team to Griffen’s home and were working with police.

Griffen, 33, left Minnesota in 2018 to receive treatment for mental health issues. He spent the first 10 seasons of his NFL career with the Vikings, then split his time between the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys in 2020 before signing a deal with Minnesota after training camp. The four-time Pro Bowler has 85.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles during his career.

At his press conference on Wednesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked if Griffen would play against the 49ers on Sunday. “No, that’s really not our concern at the moment. It’s really because of him, ”he said.

Contribution: The Associated Press

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