Vikings DE Griffen held at mental health facility after disturbing Saturday

Vikings DE Griffen held at mental health facility after disturbing Saturday

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is away from the team now, as he addresses his mental health.

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. No gun was ever found, but police did begin searching for the Pro Bowler after his wife repeatedly called them and reported he was behaving oddly.

Griffen couldn't be placed on a health and welfare hold at the mental health facility by police because he hadn't threatened to do harm to himself or others, but the defensive end voluntarily agreed to go to the hospital, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero adds.

Griffen, 30, was arrested twice after his rookie season, the first incident coming January 28, 2011, when he was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of public intoxication.

"The only thing we really are concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football". "It's about him getting better".

On Tuesday, head coach Mike Zimmer said the team is going to do everything they can to help Griffen. In the Minnetrista report, Vikings officials denied that Griffen made any threats at the hotel.

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After being ordered off the practice field, Griffen's downward spiral continued over a period of several hours on Saturday, according to police reports and a source.

Griffen showed up shirtless outside the house of teammate Trae Waynes, who lives on the same street. At a meeting at a nearby park, Tiffany Griffen told police that she'd been struggling with her husband's mental state, that he had been talking irrationally, leaving the house unexpectedly and may have made some suicidal remarks by text message earlier in September.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been sidelined indefinitely by an undisclosed situation that has caused concern within the organization about his well-being.

Griffen didn't play Sunday in the Vikings' Week 3 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Unable to return to Minnesota in time for the birth, Griffen watched via FaceTime from his phone before recording two sacks in that game. Griffen had gotten in the man's auto at a gas station and left his own vehicle behind. 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.

"So, he's always been a really, really good model for us and obviously he's going through some tough times now".

The police incident report notes that no criminal charges are forthcoming. He signed a four-year contract extension last summer.

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