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Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive end Everson Griffen(notes) had a very bad weekend.

On Friday night, Griffen was arrested for being drunk in public, and then was released on Saturday morning, as reported by TMZ. Then, on Monday afternoon, he was arrested again after police pulled him over and found him with an invalid drivers license, and Griffen tried to flee on foot. That's when crotch-grabbing and Tasers came in to play. From the L.A. Times:

Griffen then told [police] "he did not want to go back to jail" and sprinted away from the officers, who caught up with him after a short distance.

When one of the officers tried to subdue Griffen, he allegedly grabbed the officer in the groin area, the source said. Moments later, officers used a Taser to subdue him, the source said.

For those of you keeping track at home, that's an arrest, a release, another arrest, an attempt to flee, an alleged crotch assault on a police officer, and then, the coup de grâce, the Taser.

I really hope Griffen had a great time between Friday and Monday.

Griffen, after being drafted in the fourth round, played in 11 games for the Vikings last year, though he never started. He recorded 11 tackles and no sacks in his limited time, and police say he showed the speed of a man who could be chased down by a cop after only a short distance.

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