Vikes' Griffen to return after getting mental help
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“We have been in communication with Everson’s medical professionals throughout this process and have relied on his recommendations regarding the appropriate next steps for Everson,” general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome Everson back to the Vikings and to see him around teammates, coaches, and staff — people who care deeply about his well-being. Our focus will continue to be on providing an on-going support system for Everson and his family.”
The Vikings became concerned with Griffen’s well-being prior to two separate incidents that occurred on Sept. 22, one day before he was slated to miss the Buffalo Bills game with a knee injury.
According to a police incident report from the Minnetrista Police Department, Les Pico, the Vikings’ executive director of player development, told police that Griffen had been “explosive, screaming and yelling” at the team facility and that he had been struggling in recent weeks.
On Sept. 20, Griffen was told by the Vikings not to