Everson Griffen isn’t letting two recent arrests stop him from getting his groove on in Las Vegas this weekend.
USC, his alma mater, isn’t quite so down with the idea, however. The school confirmed to Pedro Moura of ESPNLosAngeles.com that they have told all the school’s athletes that they are not permitted to attend a trip to Sin City for Super Bowl weekend that the Vikings defensive end is promoting. They believe that Griffen is throwing the party with another former USC football player and a company called 1st Round Entertainment. The company is run by USC student Teague Egan who was briefly certified as a player agent by the NFLPA before getting bounced for giving a USC player a ride in a golf cart.
Egan and Griffen both denied allegations of Egan’s involvement. Griffen sent an e-mail to the school defending the right of players to attend the bash because everyone will be required to pay $100 for admission and also sent a text message to Moura.
“I’m a businessman,” Griffen said. “I’m trying to start my promoting business, I’m not doing everything at all. Just bring everyone down to Vegas for superbowl weekend for 100 dollars.”
Griffen was arrested Monday on charges of assaulting a police officer, three days after he was cited for public intoxication. If his trip promotion is a success, he shouldn’t have any problem affording legal fees for either charge or any future malfeasance in what’s been a busier offseason than football season.