The Minnesota Vikings were concerned about Everson Griffen’s health after the defensive end posted a number of bizarre things on his social media page on Wednesday, including a clip of him waving a gun.
Griffen posted the terrifying videos overnight and in the disturbing clip, which is about 30 seconds long, the 33-year-old can be seen staring wide-eyed and speaking quickly while holding a firearm.
Griffen can be heard saying, “Yo, yo, yo.” “I’m in my own home. N*s are attempting to pop me. I still have some clips left. This is my weapon.”
Griffen then further shared screenshots of a collection of troubling messages he reportedly sent which appear to show him pleading for help and saying, “People are trying to kill me.”
The Vikings said in a statement Wednesday morning that they are aware of the situation and are concerned, and that they have spoken with Griffen.
According to a spokesperson for the Minnetrista Police Department, Griffen dialed 911 around 3 a.m., trying to claim that “someone was inside his home and he needed help from the police.”
Griffen furthermore “told the 911 dispatcher that he fired a weapon, but no one was injured,” according to the spokesperson.
According to the police representative, when officers arrived on the scene, they did not find an intruder and Griffen has refused to leave his residence.
Griffen eventually left his residence without incident, according to the Vikings, and “is now getting the care he needs.”
According to TMZ Sports, Griffen has struggled with mental health issues in the past, including an incident in 2018 in which he reportedly jumped out of an ambulance because he was afraid “someone was going to shoot him.”
pic.twitter.com/2wSGWYGJIe— David (@UnFadeable21) November 24, 2021
Here is the Everson Griffen video he posted last night. Hope the Minnesota Vikings security personnel got to him in time.
Can you check up on Everson Griffen? Brother seemed to relapse last night going crazy again pic.twitter.com/nPktHcrjog— David (@UnFadeable21) November 24, 2021