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Vikings’ Everson Griffen has mental breakdown, makes concerning social media posts

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has posted disturbing posts on social media. One in question, he was holding a gun in a short clip.

The saga began in the early morning hours when Griffen claimed that people were trying to break into his home and shoot him.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen flexes after a play
Everson Griffen flexes after a play (Photo by Everson Griffen/Instagram)

“Yo, yo, yo,” he can be heard saying in the post. “I’m in my house. N****s trying to pop me. I still got clips left. This is my gun.”

In the short video, he also dropped teammate Dalvin Cook’s name.

“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 Vikings said in a statement. “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.”

This is not the first time that the 33-year-old struggled with his mental health. In 2018, the Vikings ordered Griffen to undergo an evaluation after they were concerned about his well-being.

He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has played the majority of his career with the Vikings.

Griffen first played for the team from 2010 through 2019. Then, he left as a free agent, before signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

He was traded from the Cowboys to the Detroit Lions on October 27, 2020. The Cowboys received a 2021 sixth-round draft pick that turned out to be Quinton Bohanna.

This season, Griffen has appeared in nine games, including six starts. He has had 15 tackles, including four tackles for a loss and 10 quarterback hits.

He has had 5.0 sacks with 1 forced fumble.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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