The Minnetrista police report said members of the Vikings organization felt Griffen was acting out of anger and erratically. The police report also references another incident in Griffen's home neighborhood.
After the Vikings requested a welfare check by Minnetrista police Saturday, Griffen was taken to a hospital and placed on a health and welfare hold, the end of a long day that started with Griffen being turned away from practice.
Pico also told police that team management had sent Griffen and his agent a letter last Thursday that stated Griffen would not be allowed back with the team until he underwent a mental health evaluation. According to a police report, Vikings staff were concerned for him and thought he might be having a "nervous breakdown".
On Saturday, the report said, Griffen caused a disturbance at the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, entered a teammate's house briefly before running away, and jumped out of a moving ambulance taking him to a hospital "because he was in fear that someone was going to shoot him". Players available for comment Tuesday said they didn't notice anything different about Griffen the past several weeks and pledged their support.
"To clarify, there was no attempted break-in at our home and at no point did my family or I feel unsafe".
After interviewing Griffen and his wife, police requested an ambulance.
Zimmer is simultaneously showing off-the-field support for Griffen and trying to focus the rest of the roster's attention on the field during a short week of preparation against the defending NFC West champs who have opened 3-0.Читайте также: White House says it is open to testimony from second Kavanaugh accuser
The Vikings further addressed the situation Tuesday in their first time in front of the media since reports of the incident broke.
"The only thing really we're concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football; it's about him getting better", Zimmer said.
In a statement Monday evening, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said the team is "currently focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family".
Griffen didn't play Sunday in the Vikings' Week 3 loss to the Buffalo Bills. "He's always been a really, really good model for us and obviously he's going through some tough times now".
The three-time Pro Bowl player was picked up and questioned by Minneapolis police after the two incidents, according to The Big Lead. Griffen registered a half-sack in each of Minnesota's first two games to bring his career total to 62, which is 17th among active National Football League players.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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