Everson Griffen won’t face felony charges

On Monday, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen allegedly assaulted a police officer.  His reward?  A Taser shot and a felony battery charge.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office decided that felony charges won’t be pursued against Griffen, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Griffen could still face charges in the future.  In addition to the public intoxication charges he faces from last Friday.

 

26 responses to “Everson Griffen won’t face felony charges

  1. So the the entire matter defers to the everlasting “no harm, no foul” ruling? Good things sometimes happen when you hit like a girl.

  2. thak god he won’t face felony charges!!!…..I hardly slept a wink last night thinking about it

  3. That sounded bogus right off the top. Not like Griffen stopped in at a precinct looking to pick a fight with several armed cops and their trusty Tasers. Everything is right now, except for the public apology the guy probably deserves.

  4. He tuned up a cop, and won’t be facing charges????!!!!!!!

    Looks like LA is doing everything possible to attract the Vikes.

  5. There is no way that anyone could assault a police officer and not get a felony. There is more to this story than meets the eye. Maybe the police decided to drop the charge after investigating the event, and realizing that there was some wrongdoing on the part of the LAPD. There are two sides to every story.

  6. That’s why the Vikings had better not move to L.A., because Griffen would become the next Rodney King pinata.

  7. They have a stronger deterrent in mind, they are sentencing him to play for the last place Vikings for the rest of his very short and sorry career. And if that doesn’t throw the fear of God into him, he is beyond redemption. Much like the Viking franchise.

  8. he never assaulted ANY cops…cops make that sh– up to assault the citizenry…i called bs on the first article about this and got a million thumbs down…turns out i was right…cops are charging him because they dont want him to use his soapbox as an athlete to tell the true story of police brutality and lack of control…cops are the only ones in this country on more roids than athletes…go ahead and thumbs down the truth all you sheeple

  9. Folks, we are talking about the LAPD here. Not exactly a pillar if integrity. “We won’t press charges” from the prosecutor’s office is code for “the LAPD probably overreacted, and we hope he doesn’t sue us.”

  10. ted1sheckler says: Feb 1, 2011 9:40 PM
    Packer nation sure is obsessed with the Vikings….
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    The word is “amused.”

  11. and the Packer nation continue to giggle regarding their rival ViQueen players… Loveboat season also right around the corner.

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    Wow, another gem! Do you have any hot new “Titanic” or “star wars” jokes too? You should do stand up with that fresh act you have goin!

  12. frankvzappa says: Feb 1, 2011 11:25 PM

    he never assaulted ANY cops…cops make that sh– up to assault the citizenry…i called bs on the first article about this and got a million thumbs down…turns out i was right…cops are charging him because they dont want him to use his soapbox as an athlete to tell the true story of police brutality and lack of control…cops are the only ones in this country on more roids than athletes…go ahead and thumbs down the truth all you sheeple

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    Pervy? Is that you?

  13. Stellar: No. The word is obsessed. Your team is on the brink of the biggest game of the year, and, instead of talking about Pittsburgh and worrying about the game. Half of your fanbase is dragging the Vikngs into threads they have nothing to do with, while the other half, led by jc1958( hope that isn’t a birth year,very immature poster) are proclaiming the game ” won’t be close”. You are obsessed. It’s almost as if you care more about having a better record than the Vikes more than anything else. You guys should be enjoying the build up while you can. It’s not a shoe in that they win, or get back in the near future. Though there are some tools out there predicting a dynasty. How has that worked for any team since pre salary cap? No repeats since the early 90s. Man, just enjoy yourselves. Why care about the Vikngs and their fans right now? Pathetic fanbase you have, 0 knowledge,0 objectivity and the biggest mouths. I say nerts to you.

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