Vikings Concerned About Well-Being Of DE Griffen, Who Is On Leave

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Vikings fear for star who allegedly threatened hotel shooting

The Minnetrista police report said members of the Vikings organization felt Griffen was acting out of anger and erratically. A league source told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Griffen is "getting assistance on personal matters" and that the league is "comfortable he has a good support system around him".

That man had called Griffen's wife and he brought Griffen home but told police upon arrival that he "didn't feel safe at all".

Weatherly said he had not noticed anything out of sorts with Griffen in the week leading up to last Saturday's incidents, an assessment Cousins also shared.

Griffen, 30, was withheld from Sunday's 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium because of a knee injury, and did not attend the game for personal reasons, the team said. A 911 call made from the hotel said a man (later identified by KSTP as Griffen) had said, "if someone doesn't let him back into his room he's gonna shoot someone" - though if Griffen had a gun on him, he didn't show it to anyone. When the police arrived, they found Griffen outside the ambulance walking on the side of the road with his hands in the air.

Griffen was reportedly kicked out of the Vikings' practice on Saturday, according to a report from the Minnetrista Police Department that was obtained by KSTP-TV.

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

Tiffany told police Everson was not on medication "but should be". The man drove Griffen home, then directed police to his house because "Everson was acting insane and he was risky", according to a report filed Saturday by Minnetrista police officer Justin Thompson.

Griffen then went to a nearby gas station, where he saw a man who works at an establishment he frequents. Once on scene, officers approached Griffen, who was yelling about people who were trying to kill him, God and "777". "He's always been a really, really good model for us and obviously he's going through some tough times now". "I just hope the best for him. In the five years I've been here, I've always loved Everson", Zimmer said. 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.

"We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard", Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Monday night in a statement distributed by the team. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family".

The situation began early Saturday morning when a Vikings staffer called cops to report the 3-time Pro Bowler was acting bizarrely and the team feared he could either hurt himself or others. He signed a four-year contract extension last summer.

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