Vikings defender Griffen hospitalized after standoff at dwelling

Minnesota Vikings defensive finish Everson Griffen left his dwelling voluntarily after prolonged negotiations with legislation enforcement on Wednesday and was receiving medical care, the NFL staff and authorities stated.

Authorities had been on scene at Griffen’s dwelling for a number of hours after the participant posted a video on Instagram saying folks had been making an attempt to kill him and he known as police earlier than daybreak.

Authorities stated no intruder was discovered, and whereas Griffen advised a dispatcher that he had fired one spherical from a gun police stated nobody was wounded.

Vikings workers, together with staff psychological well being professionals, had been additionally on the dwelling as authorities sought to deliver the incident to a peaceable shut.

When he agreed to go away the home he was taken by ambulance “to an space well being care facility the place he’s receiving acceptable care,” police in Minnetrista, Minnesota, stated in an announcement.

“We obtained him the required assist that he wants and … care of medical professionals,” stated Vikings normal supervisor Rick Spielman, who was outdoors Griffen’s home for a part of the day.

Griffen, 33, and his spouse, Tiffany, have three youngsters and Spielman stated the staff’s concern was to help the household.

“Their household is our household,” he stated.

Griffen handled psychological well being points in 2018, when he missed 4 weeks of the season after he was concerned in two incidents that drew legislation enforcement involvement however didn’t lead to any felony fees.

Griffen later stated that in 2018 he lastly addressed private points he had battled “for a very long time.”

He performed 17 of the staff’s 18 regular-season and playoff video games in 2019.

After spells with each Dallas and Detroit final season he re-signed with the Vikings in August and regained his previous spot because the beginning proper defensive finish.

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