Apologetic Griffen 'happy to be back' with Vikings
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No longer listed on the injury report with “not football related” next to his name, Griffen went through his first practice since the week leading into the Green Bay game. The focus this week, according to coach Mike Zimmer, isn’t whether the Pro Bowl defensive end will be available for Minnesota’s Sunday Night Football showdown against New Orleans, but rather seeing how Griffen does with his workload in practice before making a decision about his status for the game at the end of the week.
Griffen addressed his return post-practice, the first time he has publicly spoken about a series of alleged incidents that occurred on Sept. 22, causing the Vikings and his family to become concerned over his well-being.
“First off, I want to take full responsibility for my actions that went on in September,” Griffen said. “I had a lot of support from my family, the Minnesota Vikings, the doctors, my teammates, the fans and, you know, I want to give my apologies to people