Vikings’ Griffen Avoids Felony Charges
I suppose it’s good news that Vikings’ defensive end Everson Griffen will avoid felony charges, but it’s not exactly the headline you want to be reading if you are the Vikings.
Everson allegedly assaulted a police officer and was subsequently tased Monday afternoon, but prosecutors for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced that they “declined to file felony charges against Griffen based on the absence of injury and the defendant’s absence of criminal history.”
However, Griffen may not be in the clear just yet. He was also arrested late Saturday night for being drunk in public, but was released later the same day. Monday’s arrest is being referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration, and Griffen is due back in court on February 25 after posting $50,000 bail.
Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson said the team is “aware of yesterday’s alleged incident involving Everson Griffen. At this time the team is gathering all the facts and will withhold any further comment.”