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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.

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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