NFL's Everson Griffen Escaped from Ambulance Before Mental Health Evaluation

Mike Zimmer on Everson Griffen'I've always loved Everson

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is being treated at a mental health facility after a series of unusual incidents have his family and his team anxious about his well-being.

The Vikings had cited a knee problem in ruling Griffen out on the pregame injury report before Sunday's loss to the Bills.

An emergency dispatcher said Griffen allegedly told hotel staff he was going to shoot somebody if they wouldn't let him in his room. During the game, defensive end Everson Griffen was nowhere to be seen.

An officer told Tiffany Griffen that what she described wasn't enough to detain her husband for his own health and welfare.

ESPN's Courtney Cronin reported Tuesday that the team had sent Griffen and his agent a letter Thursday saying he would not be allowed in the team's facility until he underwent a mental health evaluation. The police report also references another incident in Griffen's home neighborhood. Minneapolis police redacted the person's name from the police report on the incident, but an unidentified source confirmed to the KSTP that it was Griffen who was named in the report. He was subsequently placed in an ambulance for transport to Fairview Southdale hospital in Edina. He was eventually transported by ambulance to an area hospital for his well-being.

At no time, sources said, was Griffen banned from the Vikings' training facility.

"(Griffen has) always been a good role model for us and he's going through some tough times right now", Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said at a Tuesday press conference. "In the long run, he's a really good kid", he added.

UPDATE (12:52 p.m. ET): Griffen apparently was involved in another odd incident after Saturday's episode at Hotel Ivy.

Trump claims he rejected a one-on-one NAFTA meeting with Trudeau
The US leader has also threatened to leave Canada out of the deal unless it signs up to the agreement by Sunday. Malmstrom said Trump's comments show that "it is increasingly hard dealing with the Americans".

Kavanaugh, Ford set to testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
And she said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him, but it might have been him". Some Democratic senators running for re-election in states where Trump is popular have not yet announced their intentions.

Third Kavanaugh accuser's ex-boyfriend once accused her of domestic violence
Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. An attorney for Mark Judge told NBC News that "Mr. Not by Kavanaugh or Judge, of course.

"The only thing really we're concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football".

"It's about him getting better". "In the five years I've been here, I've always loved Everson, the effort that he puts out, the work that he does, the chance to count on him in game time - even in practice".

"We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard", Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement.

"So we're going to do everything possible that we can, not only for Everson, but to help everybody on our team and, quite honestly, with their families as well".

The Vikings issued a statement late Monday after reports of Griffen's health began percolating. Multiple professional athletes live in the hotel.

Griffen signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension with the Vikings in 2017.

Griffen's wife notified police that the 30-year-old needs medication for his mental struggles and had not slept in days.


  • Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates

    Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates

    The central bank stuck with its previous forecast for a fourth rate increase before year's end and for three more hikes in 2019. Wall Street has focused on strong economic data and corporate fundamentals instead of tariffs and other trade issues.
    The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing

    The Weird Rhythm Of The Christine Blasey Ford Hearing

    And in a September 17 interview with Judiciary Committee staffers, he said he didn't recall ever meeting her. She then described a summertime party. "I am an independent person", she said.

    Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

    Hoping the hearing will yield no new surprises, the Judiciary Committee scheduled its own vote on Kavanaugh for Friday. And the truth is that I have never sexually assaulted anyone-not in high school, not in college, not ever.
  • Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump

    Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump

    Moon's visit here followed his three-day trip to North Korea last week for his third bilateral summit with leader Kim. USA allies in the Middle East, notably Saudi Arabia, have, however, been delighted by Trump's stance.
    Inside the prison where Bill Cosby will serve his sentence

    Inside the prison where Bill Cosby will serve his sentence

    He will be given the basics when he arrives, including a uniform, toiletries, linens, towels and state-issued boots, reports CNN . John Wetzel, the Corrections Secretary, said they're taking all of the precautions to ensure his well-being.

    Ferguson would have dumped Pogba from Man Utd, Ince says

    United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Frank Lampard's Derby County on Tuesday night at Old Trafford. There's talk of Mourinho going before him, but I'd be disgraced if Ed Woodward allowed that to happen.
  • It has been announced that Germany will host Euro 2024

    It has been announced that Germany will host Euro 2024

    Turkey is a four-time losing candidate after failed bids to host Euro 2008, 2012 and 2016. "The procedure was transparent". It ensured London hosts the final stages of Euro 2020 and cleared a path for Germany to get 2024.
    ABC Chairman Justin Milne Resigns After

    ABC Chairman Justin Milne Resigns After "Firestorm" Of Alleged Interference

    An interim chairman is expected to be appointed by the board, before Prime Minister Scott Morrison selects Milne's successor. He said there was absolutely no interference in the independence of the ABC , despite the allegations levied against him.
    Fox will sell Sky stake to Comcast for about $15 billion

    Fox will sell Sky stake to Comcast for about $15 billion

    He said: 'Nearly 30 years ago Rupert Murdoch took a risk to launch Sky and in the process changed the way we watch television forever.
  • Kavanaugh Hearing: Woman Representing Republicans Has Lengthy History of Prosecuting Sex Crimes

    Kavanaugh Hearing: Woman Representing Republicans Has Lengthy History of Prosecuting Sex Crimes

    Christine Blasey Ford , the California professor accusing him of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school. He also noted that she's not a politician and will now be in the spotlight: "It can throw your game off", Romley said.
    Eden Hazard set challenge at Chelsea FC by Gianfranco Zola

    Eden Hazard set challenge at Chelsea FC by Gianfranco Zola

    Klopp said: 'I don't think it's a foul (for the free-kick that led to Emerson's goal ). At the minute, he is the best player in the world, I believe.

    Seal slaps kayaker in face with octopus

    The video caused a sensation on social media, with users comparing themselves to the hapless octopus, the seal or to Mulinder - or all three.


Latest news

Body of missing North Carolina boy found
Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton said 67 more investigators have joined in the search effort, bringing the total number to 330. Investigators have been playing a message with his parents' voices over loudspeakers, hoping to lure him out of the woods.

European Union has more pressing priorities than Brexit, says French Finance minister
The speech was hailed by union leaders as "a transformative and radical socialist vision for the country". Delegates gave their leader a standing ovation and there was an outbreak of "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn ".

China interfering in United States midterms, claims Trump in harangue at UN
China's foreign minister shrugged when he heard Trump's statement via translation at the Security Council. President Donald Trump says China has been meddling in the November election in the United States.

Chelsea beats Liverpool on Hazard's stunner
It was a goal worthy of victory and sure enough Chelsea held on, with Jurgen Klopp's men visibly frustrated with themselves. If we do that, we will not be appreciating the brilliance of Hazard , who is now the most in-form player in world football.

Fortnite Season 6 Patch Notes Reveal 'Darkness Rises' Theme, Invisibility, and Pets
Uncover what's in the new Battle Pass, explore an updated island with Pets, and become one with the shadows with a new consumable. Pets can now be unlocked through the Battle Pass and allow you to bring a cute and small friend into the battlefield.

Journalist called 'Mr Kurd' by Donald Trump says he is delighted
Blasey Ford said the incident left her "drastically altered", but it was her "civic duty" to tell lawmakers what happened. "They weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me", Trump said on Wednesday during his press conference in NY .

Huge rift between Pogba and Mourinho at Man United — Sky Sports pundit
Juventus' director of football has spoken out on rumours linking the club with a stunning move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba .

Meghan Markle gets the giggles during hongi at Oceania event
She said: "I'm really over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together". The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the opening weekend of Soho House Amsterdam .

Trump says China respects him because of his ‘very, very large brain’
Mr Trump later took to Twitter to post photographs of newspaper extracts which he described as Chinese "propaganda". Third, this is the first time that we meet after the American Embassy has been moved to Jerusalem.

Another woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
If she had placed it when she herself was in high school, Kavanaugh would have been around 14 years old. Mark Judge also denied the allegations.

'N'Golo Kante was scared' - Eden Hazard's hilarious reason for scoring victor
I don't know if it's in my top five goals but it's up there because it's against Liverpool '. And then, I don't think I have the Liverpool glasses on my nose - I would say it's offside.

JK Rowling Squashes Years Old Incorrect Nagini Fan Theory (Again)
When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released in 2016, it was made very clear that this was not a Harry Potter prequel. The first Fantastic Beasts movie ended with MACUSA capturing the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald with Newt Scamander's help.

Adultery no longer a crime
But in one case in 2015, a 50-year-old policeman was jailed after he was caught in bed with the wife of another man. Adultery might not be cause of unhappy marriage, it could be result of an unhappy marriage, Justice Misra said.

Iran: US wish to halt Iran's crude exports won't come true
Crude oil prices touched new four-year highs yesterday as Brent crude - the global benchmark for crude oil - touched $82.20 a barrel.

Dangote, Otedola represent Nigeria at FIFA The Best awards in London
Modric won the award earlier this morning, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah for the award . Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is the victor of the Fifa Best Player of 2018.

Other news