9:23 a.m. PST – A spokesperson for the Minnestrista Police Department said Griffen called 911 around 3 a.m.… claiming that “someone was inside his house and needed help of the police “.
The spokesperson said Griffen also “told the 911 dispatcher he had fired a gun but no one was injured.”
According to the police representative, when the police arrived at the scene, they did not find any intruders … adding that Griffen refused to leave his residence.
The spokesperson said law enforcement and Viking officials had been on the scene since 7 a.m. trying to “work with him to resolve the situation.”
Minnesota Vikings say they are worried about the health of Everson griffen … After the defensive end posted a series of disturbing things on his social media page on Wednesday – including a video of him waving a gun.
Griffen sent the creepy messages overnight … and in the terrifying video, which is about 30 seconds long, the 33-year-old can be seen wide-eyed and talking quickly with a gun in his hand.
“Yo, yo, yo,” Griffen can be heard saying. “I’m in my house. Some niggas try to blow me up. I still have clips left. That’s my gun.”
Griffen also shared screenshots of a series of disturbing text messages he allegedly sent… appearing to show him asking for help while saying, “People are trying to kill me.”
The Vikings said in a statement Wednesday morning that they were aware of everything and were concerned … adding that they had been in contact with Griffen.
“Vikings representatives and team mental health professionals have been on site at Everson Griffen’s home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement,” the team said.
“Our only concern at the moment is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family. We will have further comments in due course.”
The Head Coach Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, added that he was also worried about Griffen – and said he was not sure his player was “safe”.
“We are only concerned about his well-being,” Zimmer said.
Griffen has battled mental health issues in the past … including an incident in 2018, in which cops say he jumped out of an ambulance after fearing that “someone will shoot him”.