Vikings GM Rick Spielman issues statement on Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen has been selected for the past three Pro Bowls

Everson Griffen has been selected for the past three Pro Bowls

Later, police say Griffen went to a teammate's house.

According to a report by KSTP-TV news and confirmed by multiple sources, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was involved in a weird incident at a downtown hotel over the weekend.

At one point, per the report, staff members moved to the back of the office while Griffen was pacing around the lobby, and he then laid down on the lobby floor.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Griffen has been dealing with a "health-related issue" for weeks. He allegedly told the staff that if "someone wouldn't let him into his room that he was going to shoot someone".

A caller to police also reported the man threatened to assault hotel employees.

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman released a statement on the matter Monday night.

Griffen was ruled out of the Vikings' game last week with a knee injury, and he did not attend their 27-6 loss to the Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Minnesota Vikings say they're focused on defensive end Everson Griffen's well-being after two incidents this weekend.

On Monday, Griffen was listed as DNP on the simulated practice injury report with a "knee/non-football injury". "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family".

Griffen has made three-straight Pro Bowls and is a huge part of this Vikings defense, but his mental health is obviously way more important.

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