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Everson Griffen

Everson Griffen - #97 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 273 lbs.
Birthday 12/22/1987
Birthplace Avondale, AZ
College USC
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 2nd pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
23 1 1

Jury gets fatal accident case of ex-Viking's wife

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the vehicular homicide trial of the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser and recessed without a verdict.

Report: Vikings release RB King

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Vikings cut RB Caleb King, who was released from jail on Tuesday after being arrested Saturday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press.

Discussions for Vikings stadium without roof being discussed

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
There is a proposal being discussed among some Republican legislators in Minnesota for an open-air stadium to reduce the cost of a new stadium for the Vikings.

Vikings' new OL transformation shouldn't be difficult

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings are comfortable moving Charlie Johnson to left guard after drafting OLT Matt Kalil in Round One.

Vikings strike again, land starting safety Smith

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Rick Spielman landed two starters in Day One of the NFL draft, adding S Harrison Smith to a troubled secondary.

Vikings trade, then opt for positional value

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
The stories will say that the Vikings selected their left tackle of the present and future in Matt Kalil, but that’s only part of the story.

Browns trade up to No. 3 pick

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded up and swapped picks with the Vikings to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Minn. GOP lawmakers want game-tied stadium taxes

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
A handful of Minnesota lawmakers said Monday that the state's portion of the cost of a new Vikings stadium should be funded with new taxes on the team and its fans.

Vikings players hit Capitol as stadium votes near

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:40 a.m. ET
Three Vikings players joined in a lobbying effort at Minnesota's Capitol, urging legislators to approve funds for a new stadium.

Senser: Wife said she struck construction cone

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
In his wife's trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser testified that she told him she had hit a construction cone, not a person.

Report: Vikings agree to terms with WR Simpson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.

The First Fifteen: Draft insights

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
We take a look at key story lines leading up to the first round of the draft, including the top QBs, the Alabama starting five and the likely biggest bust position.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Minnesota Senate revives hope for Vikings stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
After Roger Goodell met with Minnesota politicians Friday, a state Senate committee passed a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium.

Goodell talks with Minnesota governor about stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney II met with Minnesota lawmakers on Friday to discuss the stadium issue.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 12, 2012
Griffen is planning to travel with the Vikings to Washington and play in Sunday's game following the sudden death of his mother.||||||| Griffen returned to practice on Friday after missing the day before. He said he wanted to be with the team for support and to honor his mother, Sabrina Scott, who'd been in town visiting him. Griffen said she was healthy but politely declined to discuss her death further.
Posted Oct. 11, 2012
Griffen missed practice on Thursday after the sudden death of his mother.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier says Eden Prairie police arrived at the team's headquarters on Wednesday to deliver the news to Griffen. No details of her death were immediately available. Griffen is a key player for the Vikings on special teams and has become a valued and versatile backup on the defensive line and at linebacker for the defense.
Posted Feb. 01, 2011
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been released from a California jail where he's been held since his arrest for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Griffen was arrested Monday in Los Angeles for allegedly assaulting an officer after a traffic stop. Police say officers used a stun gun to subdue Griffen during a struggle after he tried to flee.||||||| Griffen played for USC and was a fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings last year. He saw more playing time toward the end of his rookie season and finished with 11 tackles.

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