NFL defensive lineman Everson Griffen was receiving care Wednesday after he refused to depart his residence in Minnesota for hours after he known as 911 to report an intruder, regulation enforcement officers and the Minnesota Vikings group stated.
He left the house with out incident Wednesday afternoon after having refused to return out for many of the day, prompting ongoing communication with regulation enforcement and crew psychologists, they stated.
“Shortly after 3 a.m., Griffen called 911 from the residence and said someone was inside his home and that he needed help from police,” the Minnetrista Public Safety Department stated in a press release. “Griffen also told the 911 dispatcher that he fired a weapon but nobody was injured.”
When officers arrived at Griffen’s residence, they discovered that there was no intruder, the division stated.
The company stated psychologists from the Vikings had been speaking with Griffen for hours.
Law enforcement personnel have been assured that Griffen was the one individual within the residence, officers stated.
Griffen got here out with out incident at about 1:30 p.m., officers stated. He was taken by ambulance to an space well being care facility, the general public security division stated.
The Vikings stated crew representatives and psychological well being professionals had been at his residence since early morning and have been cooperating with investigators.
“Law enforcement agencies have notified us Everson Griffen came out of his home without incident and is now getting the care he needs,” the Vikings stated Wednesday afternoon. “Our focus stays on Everson’s well being and security and offering the right assets for him and his household.”
A consultant for Griffen couldn’t instantly be reached for remark Wednesday afternoon.
The incident remained beneath investigation by Minnetrista police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, officers stated.
Griffen had posted screenshots on Instagram of middle-of-the-night textual content messages to his agent, Brian Murphy, that have been pleas for assist as a result of, he stated, individuals have been attempting to kill him. Griffen additionally posted a video depicting him with a gun, which he stated was bought legally. The posts have been deleted.
Griffen, a three-time Pro Bowl choice, missed 5 video games in 2018 as he dealt along with his psychological well being.
Police stated on the time that Griffen had made feedback about individuals who have been attempting to kill him. He was concerned in a disturbance the day earlier than a recreation at an area resort after which confirmed up shirtless at teammate Trae Waynes’ home. Griffen was taken to a hospital, however he jumped out of the ambulance earlier than police talked him again in.
Griffen, who was by no means arrested or suspected of committing any crimes, underwent a psychological well being analysis. He then went on a team-supported depart, returning later within the season and ending with 5½ sacks in 11 video games. In an interview two years later with the NFL Network, Griffen stated he spent the final three months of the 2018 season dwelling in a sober home.
Griffen, 33, rejoined the Vikings this season after having performed for Dallas and Detroit final 12 months. He performed for Minnesota from 2010 to 2019 after he was drafted within the fourth spherical out of the University of Southern California. He has 5 sacks in 9 video games this season.
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Griffen and his spouse, Tiffany, have three kids. He posted a shifting tribute to her Tuesday on Instagram in honor of the fourth birthday of their youngest youngster, Sebastian.
Vikings common supervisor Rick Spielman instructed reporters Wednesday afternoon: “Their family is our family. It’s important at this moment that we respect the health, the safety and the well-being of everyone that is involved in this situation. And I know he is receiving the care and the support he needs along with his family.”
DE Everson Griffen exits his residence following a 911 name with out incident
The Minnesota Vikings introduced Wednesday afternoon that defensive finish Everson Griffen peacefully exited his residence with out incident and was receiving care after police and crew psychological well being professionals responded to a 911 name made by Griffen on Wednesday morning.
Local police had spent a big portion of the day working with Griffen to get him to depart his residence after responding to Griffen’s name, wherein he stated there was an intruder inside his residence and that he wanted assist. Griffen additionally instructed police in the course of the name that he had fired a weapon, however that nobody was injured.
“Law enforcement agencies have notified us Everson Griffen came out of his home without incident and is now getting the care he needs,” the Vikings stated in a press release. “We are thankful to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnetrista Police Department and the Orono Police Department for their quick response and dedication to ensuring the situation ended peacefully. Our focus remains on Everson’s health and safety and providing the proper resources for him and his family.”
Vikings common supervisor Rick Spielman instructed reporters Wednesday afternoon that he was current at Griffen’s residence as authorities labored to get him to exit.
“I got a call real early this morning. So once I got the call, I headed over there,” Spielman stated. “I can’t tell you how fortunate we are to have the mental health team we have in place that was over there with me and to watch the law enforcement groups and how they handled the situation.”
Griffen just lately had posted a collection of social media posts wherein he could possibly be seen brandishing a firearm and stating that folks “were trying to pop me.”
According to police, authorities have been unable to find an intruder at Griffen’s residence.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer instructed reporters that he was knowledgeable of the scenario relating to Griffen early Wednesday morning and that the crew’s solely concern in the meanwhile was Griffen’s well-being.
In 2018, Griffen took a five-game depart of absence from the Vikings resulting from a psychological health-related situation.
Griffen spent the primary 10 seasons of his profession in Minnesota and rejoined the Vikings this previous offseason after spending the 2020 season with the Cowboys and Lions.