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Viking's Everson Griffen getting mental health check

2018-09-28 07:33
Minnesota Vikings player Everson Griffen has had his mental health evaluated at a Minneapolis hospital, ESPN reported. The checks were prompted by Griffen’s alleged involvement in incidents that caused his team to become concerned for his well-being. Les Pico, The Vikings' executive director of player development, told police that Griffen had been "explosive, screaming, and yelling" at the team facility in recent weeks. Vikings director of security Kim Klawiter told police the team had recommended Griffen take time to "go get his head straight." Team management sent a letter on Sept. 20 stating that Griffen would not be allowed back until he underwent a mental health evaluation. Credit: Getty Images