By Elias Mühlstein – November 24, 2021 at 6:41 p.m. Article updated on November 24, 2021 at 10:36 p.m.
Viking Defense End called the police at 3am.
The word of his Instagram stories had got around on social networks since they were deleted. Everson Griffen (DE, Vikings) showed off a gun claiming someone wanted to kill him. A nasty buzz that forced the Vikings to respond via a statement on Twitter.
Statement from the #Vikings pic.twitter.com/9jARTVVCor
– Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 24, 2021
“Vikings representatives and psychiatrists on the team have been at Everson Griffen’s home this morning, working with law enforcement,” the statement said. “Our only concern right now is the safety and wellbeing of Everson and his family. We will provide further comments in due course. “
Minnetrista County Police reported that around 3 a.m. local time, Griffen put the emergency number to report a trespass and fired once without causing casualties. Since 7 a.m. local time, franchise psychologists have been working with him and law enforcement agencies to clear up the situation. At 3:35 p.m. local time, after hours of negotiations, he finally agreed to follow the police out of his home.
The local Viking legend had mental health issues in 2018 that prevented him from appearing in five games. Griffen also suffered a concussion earlier this season after being involved in a car accident trying to avoid a deer on the street.