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Vikings address apparent mental health episode with defensive end Everson Griffin

The Minnesota Vikings have released a statement addressing the status of defensive end Everson Griffen who appeared to have another mental health episode on social media Tuesday night. 

 

Griffen posted a  video to his instagram account of him with a gun saying people were after him. 

 

The Vikings released this statment in regards to the episode:
"Vikings representatives and the team's mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen's home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement. Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family. We will have further comment at the appropriate time."

 

Viking head coach Mike Zimmer gave a short statement on the matter at the beginning of his regular Wednesday press conference...

 

 

 

Griffen has had mental health issues in the past, with the team banning him in 2018 until he had undergon a mental health evaluation.  Two days later, Saturday September 22nd, Griffen was invovled in an incident at Hotel Ivy where he had allegedly threatened to shoot someone because they would not allow him in his room.  

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