The NFL is a massive business. Each week, millions of fans tune in to watch their favorite team battle it out on the gridiron. However, there has been a lot of bad news for the pro football league recently.
While a lot for the negative publicity hitting the NFL is still concerning the anthem protests, another major story has been developing. Now, reports are saying that a star player for the Minnesota Vikings is being evaluated after making terrible threats against a popular hotel.
"According to Fox 9 law enforcement sources, Minneapolis Police were called to the Hotel Ivy Saturday afternoon on a report of threats being made by a guest. When they arrived, hotel personnel said Everson Griffen was making vague threats about 'shooting the place up.' No weapon was ever shown or implied. Griffen agreed to leave the hotel," reported Fox.
Police acted quickly and took the threats very seriously. They were able to find Griffen a short time after he made the threats. It appears they did not arrest him, although they did detain him. He was brought to a local hospital under a protective custody hold and underwent a mental health check. Reports state he even jumped out of an ambulance as they tried to treat him.
The Minnesota Vikings have since commented about the incident. Reports say they also requested their player to not have interactions with the team.
"We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard," said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman in a statement. "We are currently focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family."
We will bring you more from this story as it comes in. Please join us in praying from Everson as he undergoes a very difficult time in his life.
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