Vikings release statement on DE Everson Griffen’s Instagram video with gun

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The Vikings announced that their representatives and mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen’s home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement after a video of him holding a gun appeared on Griffen’s Instagram account.”Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family,” the Vikings wrote in a statement on Wednesday. “We will have further comment at the appropriate time.”

(Editors note of caution: the video is disturbing and graphic.)

Griffen’s video is no longer up on his Instagram, but was saved to YouTube. Via KSTP.com, his Instagram account also showed text conversations that read “I need help” and “people are trying to kill me.”

The team has showed concern for his mental health in the past, with Griffen getting kicked out of practice and ending up in the hospital in 2018 after what a team official called “explosive screaming and yelling” from Griffen, per a police report.