Vikings Player Allegedly Threatens to Shoot Hotel Employee
The Vikings looked awful on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The defense clearly was off and missing Pro-Bowl defensive linemen, Everson Griffen. After the game it was announced that Griffen was out because of a “a personal matter.” We are now learning what that "personal matter" was.
Griffen apparently threatened to shoot a Minneapolis hotel worker. KSTP has published a report that indicates the Vikings player was pacing angrily around the Hotel Ivy lobby and threatening staff members. The TV station obtained a copy of the police report which says: "at one point staff members moved to the back of the office while Griffen paced around in the lobby... the suspect said to the staff that if someone wouldn't let him in his room that he was going to shoot someone."
The person that called 911 also said Griffen was threatening to assault people.
No gun was found by police and Griffen was not arrested.
Vikings general manager, Rick Spielman released a statement Monday night that was published by USA Today: "We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard. We are currently focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family."
UPDATE: ESPN is reporting that Griffen is "being evaluated at a hospital in the Minneapolis area."