Vikings' Everson Griffen being evaluated at hospital after weekend incident

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is reportedly being evaluated at a Minneapolis-area hospital after an incident last Saturday, according to ESPN.

‘Getting help for personal matters’

A league source told ESPN that Griffen is being evaluated after a Saturday incident in which police had to be called to the hotel where Griffen has been staying.

The source reiterated that Griffen is “getting assistance on personal matters” and that the NFL is “comfortable he has a good support system around him.”

NFL Network reported that concerns for Griffen’s mental health predate Saturday’s incident.

Threatening to shoot others inside hotel

According to the police report, Minneapolis Police Department responded to an incident at Hotel Ivy in the city on Saturday afternoon because of someone who was verbally threatening to shoot hotel staff members if he wasn’t let into his room.

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Defensive end Griffen Everson #93 of the USC Trojans prepares to run out onto the field for the Rose Bowl presented by Citi against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2008 in Pasadena, California. The Trojans defeated the Fighting Illini 49-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 17: Everson Griffen #93 of the USC Trojans celebrates after sacking Jimmy Clausen of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. USC won 34-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN- CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) reacts after sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) for a 23-yard loss late in their game on Sunday, September 16, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won the game 23-20 on a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining in regulation. (Sam Riche/MCT via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 30: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes the passer during an NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on December 30, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 8: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the third quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders on August 8, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 7: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings runs off the field during an NFL game against the New York Jets at TCF Stadium, on December 7, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 9: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the NFL Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 15, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Buccaneers 26-16. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 8: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes the passer during an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at TCF Bank Stadium November 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 8: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field during an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams at TCF Bank Stadium November 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after sacking Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (not pictured) in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
25 September 2016: Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Everson Griffen (97) in game action between the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Defensive End Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after a tackle during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 11, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Vikings defeated the Jaguars 25 to 16. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings sacks Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during the game on September 11, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-19. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: Everson Griffen #97 and Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate after Griffen stripped the football from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at Soldier Field on October 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 22: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens on October 22, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears scrambles with the ball against Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings during the game on December 31, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 17: Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) looks on during a NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals on December 17, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.The Vikings defeated the Bengals 34-7.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) reacts to a last second Viking victory after a NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints on January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24 to advance to the NFC Championship Game.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 30: Minnesota Vikings Everson Griffen and Davinson Sanchez #6 of Tottenham Hotspur at Twin Cities Orthopedic Center on July 30, 2018 in Eagan, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 09: Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Everson Griffen (97) pumps up the crowd during an NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers on September 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 24-16.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 16: Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings fires up his teammates on the sidelines during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 16, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 29-29 after overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Although the name of the person was redacted in the police report, multiple reports have confirmed that the individual was Griffen.

The incident report further says that hotel staff believed Griffen was possibly under the influence of alcohol or narcotics and that Griffen had checked into the hotel last week; staff said he caused a disturbance “each time he walks through the lobby.”

Griffen, 30, was not arrested and police are not investigating the incident, with a Minneapolis Police spokesman telling the Associated Press that there was no indication that the threats Griffen made were credible, and that he did not have a weapon.

Griffen did not play in the Vikings’ game against Buffalo on Sunday, and was not at practice on Monday.

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