Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen made some concerning Instagram posts and called 911 early Wednesday morning.
Football is secondary for the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday after team representatives, mental health professionals, and local law enforcement went to the home of defensive end Everson Griffen on Wednesday morning in response to a 911 call and several concerning social media posts.
According to Minnetrista Police, Griffen called 911 around 3 a.m. central time to report that someone was inside his home and that he needed help. Griffen also said on the call that he fired a weapon inside his home, but no one was injured.
Police responded to the call, but they said that no intruders were found inside Griffen‘s home. Since 7 a.m. central time, local police and mental health professionals from the Vikings have been communicating with Griffen, but the defensive end has refused to step outside of his residence.
What is the latest on Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen?
In addition to calling 911, Griffen also made some concerning posts on his personal Instagram account on Wednesday.
The Minnesota pass rusher posted a text exchange between himself and his agent in which he pleads for help and declares that people are attempting to kill him.
Griffen shared an Instagram story on Wednesday as well in which he also declared that people are trying to kill him inside his home and he needs help.
Griffen also shared a video on his Instagram account in which he is holding a handgun. The video can be seen here.
Following the events of Wednesday morning, the Vikings shared a statement about their concerns and what they have been doing to try and help Griffen.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spoke to the local Twin Cities media on Wednesday and made it clear that the defensive end’s playing status for Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers is secondary as the team’s primary concerns are about the safety of Griffen and his family.
As of Wednesday afternoon, police are still at Griffen’s home and in communication with the Minnesota pass rusher.
When more is known about the situation, we will post updates as soon as possible.
Update: Some good news as the Vikings have announced that Griffen has “left his home without incident and is now getting the care he needs.”