Everson Griffen tried to break into teammate's house, escaped ambulance

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Vikings fear for star who allegedly threatened hotel shooting

The reporting officer placed a health and welfare hold on Griffen "based upon his actions and information I had acquired about him".

"He's obviously been a really really good (role) model for us, and obviously he's going through some tough times now", Zimmer said, while not commenting on the specifics of police reports chronicling Griffen's recent incidents.

On Saturday afternoon, Griffen ended up at the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis where he reportedly wanted to meet with Leslie Pico, the Vikings player development director.

"I just hope for the best for him", Zimmer said. "We told him that he needed to go to a hospital and get checked out", an officer stated in his report. He recently signed a four-year, $58 million extension that included a $2 million signing bonus and a total of $34 million in guaranteed money. It's unclear whether he remains hospitalized but he will not be available for Thursday night's game against the Rams in Los Angeles. Weatherly said Tuesday that Zimmer addressed the team during the morning walk-through practice and "summed up" Griffen's situation.

Griffen was ruled out on the pregame injury report against Buffalo on Sunday because of what was listed as knee trouble. It's unclear whether the Vikings expect him back at all this season. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family". In the five years that I've been here, I've always loved Everson. "In the long run, he's a really good kid", he added. There, he threatened employees. In the Minnetrista report, Vikings officials denied that Griffen made any threats at the hotel. He was not arrested and left on his own, and those who reported the incident said they did not see a gun.

"To clarify, there was no attempted break-in at our home and at no point did my family or I feel unsafe". "We are friends with the Griffen family and we are here to support them in any way possible during these trying times". He was not wearing a shirt when he did this, left then drove to a gas station in excelsior where he got out, spotted someone he thought he knew and got in their vehicle leaving his vehicle behind.

An emergency dispatcher said Griffen allegedly told hotel staff he was going to shoot somebody if they wouldn't let him in his room.

By then, police had been dispatched there and on the way stopped the man who had been driving Griffin around.

Pico told police that Griffen, 30, has not done or said anything that led the team to believe that he is a danger to himself or others.

Griffen's erratic behavior continued in the Minnetrista neighborhood where he ordinarily lives with his wife and children.

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