MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Viking defensive end Everson Griffen is apologizing after a series of events that raised mental health concerns.

Everson Griffen (credit: CBS)

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Witnesses at the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis said Griffen threatened to assault staff members last weekend.

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A police report says he went to a teammate’s home, got into a stranger’s car at a gas station and demonstrated paranoid behavior.

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In a statement, Griffen says in part, “I apologize for not being able to take the field with my teammates and do not have an exact timeline for my return. I promise, however, I will return as a much-improved player.”