Vikings Release Statement On Everson Griffen After Concerning Video, Messages

Bloomington, MN/USA. December 1st, 2018. A Minnesota Vikings helmet on a display during the football season in Minnesota.


UPDATE: The Minnesota Vikings have provided an update on Everson Griffen. Authorities have resolved the situation and Griffen has come out of his home without incident and is not receiving the care he needs.

“Law enforcement agencies have notified us Everson Griffen came out of his home without incident and is now getting the care he needs,” the team said in a statement.

“We are thankful to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnetrista Police Department, and the Orono Police Department for their quick response and dedication to ensuring the situation ended peacefully. Our focus remains on Everson’s health and safety and providing the proper resources for him and his family.”


Original Story: The Minnesota Vikings are expressing their concern for Everson Griffen after the defensive end shared concerning video and messages on social media in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday.

Griffen shared screenshots that he allegedly sent saying that he needed help and “people are trying to kill me.” Griffen also shared a video that showed him on the ground with a gun saying that people were trying to kill him in his home.

The Vikings have since released a statement on the matter, saying they sent mental health professionals to Griffen’s home and are working with authorities during the situation

“Vikings representatives and the team’s mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen’s home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement,” the statement said. “Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family. We will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

Griffen has publicly dealt with mental health issues in the past, including a 2018 situation where he jumped out of an ambulance saying that someone was going to shoot him.

At this time, Griffen reportedly remains inside of his home as authorities attempt to resolve the situation.

That is all the information that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available at any time. If there is anything that we missed, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible. 

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