Vikings DE Everson Griffen came out of home without incident

By Jack White

Law enforcement informed the Minneosta Vikings that Everson Griffen came out of his house and is now getting the help he needs, the team announced Wednesday.

“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,” the Vikings said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, the Vikings announced that their representatives and mental health professionals had been on-site at Everson Griffen’s home since early in the morning and were cooperating with law enforcement after a video of him holding a gun appeared on Griffen’s Instagram account.

(Editors note: the video below is disturbing and graphic.)

Griffen’s Instagram video is no longer up. However, the clip was saved and posted on YouTube. As reported by, Griffen’s Instagram account also had text conversations that read “I need help” and “people are trying to kill me.”

Griffen has played all but one of his 12 NFL seasons in Minnesota.

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