Everson Griffen To Resume Activities With Vikings

Bigger than football’ Focused on health first Everson Griffen returns to Vikings

"We have been in communication with Everson's medical professionals throughout this process and have relied on his recommendations regarding the appropriate next steps for Everson", general manager Rick Spielman said.

Griffen apologized to his teammates six days after the incidents in Minnetrista and Minneapolis, where he allegedly threatened to assault staffers at a hotel in which he had been staying on September 22. "I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from my family, the Vikings organization, my teammates and our tremendous fan base".

Though Griffen's reintegration with the defense will be gradual, his welcome by the team was not.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen addresses his return to the team after five weeks away to deal with mental health issues. "He is probably going to have to continue to do that, just like we all have to do in life".

After Griffen returned to practice on Wednesday, he was not listed on the injury report.

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He has scored one goal and his recovery from injury could be a result of muscle fatigue from featuring at the World Cup. Dele Alli is close to signing a new long-term contract at Tottenham, Sky Sports News understands.

The Vikings (4-2-1) face New Orleans on Sunday night.

Griffen has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons, and he had a career-high 13 sacks in 2017.

According to the police report, after leaving the hotel, Griffen arrived at the west suburban home of teammate Trae Waynes. "We've been in contact with the doctor constantly and talking to him about the things he's done and accomplished while he's been there and things he's got to in the future and all that". "This is an illness and he's done a good job of helping to get better and continues to try to get better". Connecting the dots here, it sounds like Griffen has some mental-health issues to work through and could be facing criminal charges. "Just doing all the little things", Griffen said of what stood out.

"You need to ask for help".

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