EAGAN, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings have placed defensive end Everson Griffen on the reserve/non-football illness list, the team announced Friday. Griffen called 911 shortly after 3 a.m. local time Wednesday and said someone was inside his home and that he needed help from the police.
Local law enforcement and Vikings team psychologists were on site and in communication with Griffen beginning around 7 a.m. Wednesday before the defensive end finally came out of his residence without incident around 1:30 p.m.
Griffen’s wife and three children were not inside their Minnetrista, Minnesota, home at the time of the incident.
Coach Mike Zimmer did not provide any update on Griffen’s condition Friday afternoon, shortly before the team placed him on the NFI list.