Police working to resolve situation with Everson Griffen

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The Minnetrista Police Department has issued an update on the ongoing situation at Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen‘s home on Wednesday morning.

In a statement, via Lou Raguse of KARE, the department says it responded, along with other local law enforcement agencies, to a 911 call that Griffen made early on Wednesday. Griffen told dispatchers that he needed help because there was an intruder inside his house. He also said that he had fired a gun and that no one was injured.

Upon responding, officers found no intruder on the premises and they are confident Griffen is alone inside the house. Griffen has refused to leave his home and, since shortly after 7 a.m. local time, law enforcement officers and mental health professionals from the Vikings have been working with him to resolve the situation.

The Vikings issued a statement saying that members of the organization are at the scene after social media posts by Griffen showing him holding a gun and texting his agent for help surfaced on Wednesday. The team emphasized their sole concern is Griffen’s health and well-being.

15 responses to “Police working to resolve situation with Everson Griffen

  1. As a lifelong Vikings fan, (mine as well as the franchise’s), why is it always one step forward, and two back?

  2. Oh oh .. not good news. The man has had issues and thinking he still does. Time to retire and get his life together .. now.

  3. Very relieved to hear he had the presence of mind to call emergency services and his agent requesting help. Mental health is no joke and you never know what’s going on in a person’s head. Hoping this is resolved without tragedy and Everson gets the help he needs.

  4. Concerning and sad at the same time. Mental health is serious and I hope he gets all the help he needs.

  5. Packer fan here. Football is unimportant at this point. Hoping he gets out of this OK and gets the help he needs. This is not indicative of a “bad person”. Mental health issues are real and scary

  6. So very sad. I am so glad Everson was able to call for help, and that he’s getting the help he so obviously needs. I hope he recovers and manages to keep well.

  7. The fact that there are down votes on people wishing Griffin gets the help he needs and pointing out that Mental illness is a real thing and anyone can experience it is kind of disheartening.

    So bring on the down votes because this too is a post sending out positive vibes to Griffin and hoping he gets the help he needs.

  8. I’m hoping he can find the help he needs. This is so much more important than football.

  9. I hope he gets the help he needs. This isn’t the first such incident for him; he needs to concentrate on himself and healing so he can enjoy all he has earned during his career with his family.

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