Vikings place Everson Griffen on non-football illness list

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is taking leave while he addresses his mental health.

The Vikings announced today that they have placed Griffen on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, which means he will not be playing and will not be part of the active roster.

On Wednesday Griffen had an alarming incident in which he posted videos of himself acting erratically while holding a gun. Griffen reportedly called 911 and said he had fired his gun inside his home. Griffen eventually left his home peacefully and no one was hurt.

Griffen has acknowledged struggling with his mental health in the past and he will now take some time to work on his mental health again, while putting football on the back burner.

6 responses to “Vikings place Everson Griffen on non-football illness list

  1. With his past mental health issues… he should never be allowed to have firearms in his residence. Never.

  2. Well, at least that’s more accurate than the last time, when Zimmer blatantly lied about Griffen having a toe injury on the league’s official report.
    Still waiting for the league to address that. 🙄

    Hopefully, Everson gets the much needed help he needs.
    Very scary and delicate situation the other day.
    Very happy about the safe outcome.
    The first responders should all be commended for resolving the crisis.

  3. The thing that would be of the greatest help to EG would be for the NFL to fix it’s ridiculously idiotic drug testing policy and test throughout the season. That would save EG from EG. Testing once a year on 4/20 is such a joke.

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