A video of Everson Griffen is trending for all the wrong reasons. People are expressing their concern for the Viking’s defensive end. Everson Griffen shared several posts on his Instagram Story.
Griffen holding a gun in a dark room while referring to some people out to “get” him. He also dropped Vikings running back and teammate Dalvin Cook’s name during the 30-second long video. He claims Dalvin Cook helped him purchase his gun.
A spokesperson for the Minnetrista Police Dept said that Griffen called 911 at around 3 AM claiming that “someone was inside his home and that he needed help from the police.” Griffen also “told the 911 dispatcher that he fired a weapon but nobody was injured.” According to the police rep, when officers arrived on the scene, they did not find an intruder .adding that Griffen has refused to come out of his residence.
The spokesperson says law enforcement and Vikings officials have been on the scene since 7 AM trying to “work with him to resolve the situation.” Griffen sent out the scary posts overnight and in that terrifying video, which is roughly 30 seconds in length, the 33-year-old can be seen staring wide-eyed and speaking quickly with a firearm in his hand. “Yo, yo, yo,” Griffen can be heard saying. “I’m in my house. N*****s trying to pop me. I still got clips left. This is my gun.”
Griffen also shared screenshots of troubling text messages that he allegedly sent, appearing to show him asking for help while saying, “People are trying to kill me.” The Vikings said in a statement Wednesday morning that they are aware of it all and are concerned adding that they have been in contact with Griffen. “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,” the team said.
“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.” head coach Zimmer added. Griffen has battled mental health issues in the past including an incident in 2018, in which cops say he jumped out of an ambulance after he feared “someone was going to shoot him.” Hopefully, Griffen gets the helps he so desperately needs.