Vikings executive director of player development and legal Les Pico told Minnestrista Police that Griffen hadn't been himself for weeks, so the team sent the player and his agent a letter Thursday informing him he wasn't allowed back at the team's facility until he underwent a mental health evaluation, ESPN's Courtney Cronin reports. "It's about him getting better", Zimmer said.
Vikings security chief Kim Klawiter told police that Griffen wasn't "acting normal lately" and that "it's nearly like he's having a nervous breakdown". He was eventually transported by ambulance to an area hospital for his well-being, despite jumping out of the vehicle at one point during a brief stop for crossing deer.
Officer Michael Kokesh met with Griffen's wife, who told him that Griffen got up in the middle of the night on September 16 and left the house, which he has done before in attempt to deal with "demons in his head", according to a police report. ESPN reported that though the name on the report is redacted, Griffen is the individual in question.
Additionally, the report indicates members of the hotel staff thought Griffen could have been "under the influence of alcohol or narcotics" and that Griffen, who checked into the hotel last week, created issues/a disturbance "each time he walks through the lobby".
UPDATE (12:52 p.m. ET): Griffen apparently was involved in another odd incident after Saturday's episode at Hotel Ivy.
The Vikings had cited a knee problem in ruling Griffen out on the pregame injury report before Sunday's loss to the Bills.
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The Minnetrista police report details the events that led up to Griffen's hospitalization.
Everson got into the man's passenger seat and ordered him to drive around. The incident report states that Griffen went to teammate Trae Waynes' home, which is just down the road, and was trying to break into the house, jumped through some bushes and was shirtless.
The Minnesota Police Department said Griffen allegedly created a scene nearly every time he entered the hotel.
Selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, Griffen, 30, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has amassed 144 tackles and 44.5 sacks since becoming a full-time starter in 2014. There was no arrest made in the incident.
"The only thing we're really concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football", Zimmer said Tuesday.
"We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard". He recently signed a four-year, $58 million extension that included a $2 million signing bonus and a total of $34 million in guaranteed money.