Vikings Star Who Allegedly Threatened To Shoot Up A Hotel Issues Apology

Jena Greene | Reporter

The Minnesota Vikings star who allegedly threatened to shoot up a Minneapolis hotel and broke into his teammate’s house earlier this month has finally spoken out.

Everson Griffen, a three-time pro bowl defensive end, was eventually transported to the hospital for a mental health exam after he’d been through a tough streak battling “demons,” according to his wife. Police say they found him disheveled and in a very troubling state rambling nonsense about angels and claimed God made him act this way. (RELATED: NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE VIKINGS STAR WHO ALLEGEDLY THREATENED TO SHOOT UP A HOTEL EMERGE. THEY’RE HORRIFIC)


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WHAT A GAME!!!!! #bEGreat #Skol #Soldiers

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Late Thursday night, Griffen addressed his recent episode on Instagram.

“This past week’s events have raised many questions and I want to apologize to everyone who was impacted. I am currently focused on resolving personal issues with which I have been dealing for a long time. Once I have had time to address those issues, I hope to share my story with everyone,” Griffen wrote, adding he is “extremely grateful” for the outpour of support in recent days.


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The photo has received close to 20,000 likes since it was posted.

Griffen was noticeably absent from Thursday’s Vikings-Rams matchup in Los Angeles. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters earlier this week that “He’s always been a good model for us and he’s going through some tough times right now,” adding he wants “the best for him.”

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