Everson Griffen apologizes, says he's 'happy to be back' with Minnesota Vikings

Everson Griffen apologizes, says he's 'happy to be back' with Minnesota Vikings

Everson Griffen apologizes, says he's 'happy to be back' with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen completed his first practice after he was cleared to resume team activities following his leave of absence.

"I feel like everything happens for a reason and I needed this", Griffen said. They didn't say when he would return to game action.

It looked like it has for the last several years, Everson Griffen at practice. A police report described erratic behavior that included a threat of violence at a downtown Minneapolis hotel and a text message to his wife referencing suicide.

Rick Spielman, the team's general manager, said Vikings officials have been in contact with Everson's doctors throughout the past month. But Zimmer's answer to supporting Griffen through this process is absolutely spot on. "I continue to be extremely grateful for the constant support from my family, my teammates, the Vikings organization and our tremendous fans". "This is an illness and he's done a good job of helping to get better and continues to try to get better".

Seeking and maintaining a work-life balance was a daily goal that Griffen frequently mentioned during a 10-minute session with reporters, his first such appearance since playing at Green Bay on September 16 in the second game of the season.

Griffen declined to share specifics on how he spent his time away from the team over the past five weeks and repeatedly said he will share his story when the time is right. You've got to appreciate the little things in life. Griffen has not played in a game since the Vikings tied the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.

"Everybody in life has probably had to deal with these different types of issues that go on and not necessarily [physical injuries]", Zimmer said. 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. If you own Griffen in fantasy, go ahead and seek some roster insurance.

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