Everson Griffen releases statement, says there is no timetable for his return to the Vikings - Bring Me The News

Everson Griffen releases statement, says there is no timetable for his return to the Vikings

Griffen is not with the team for Thursday's game in Los Angeles.
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Everson Griffen released a statement Thursday saying he's "focused on resolving personal issues." 

The Minnesota Vikings' Pro Bowl defensive end was involved in a series of incidents last Saturday in which police say he caused a disturbance at a hotel in Minneapolis, prompting the Vikings to do call police and ask for a welfare check on Griffen and his family as they believed he might've been experience a nervous breakdown. 

A report from Minnetrista police about the weekend incidents included information about Griffen agreeing to be taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

Here's Griffen's full statement. 

“This past week’s events have raised many questions and I 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. 

“I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from my family, the Vikings organization, my teammates and our tremendous fan base. I apologize for not being able to take the field with my teammates and do not have an exact timeline for my return. I promise, however, I will return as a much-improved person and player.”

Full details from the Minnetrista police report can be found right here

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