Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Everson Griffen DE Minnesota Vikings
Everson Griffen (middle) isn't preparing for the Super Bowl, but god damn he had a hell of a weekend. Which many would say isn't necessarily a good thing. Griffen was arrested twice since last Friday. First off, he was arrested on Friday for being drunk in public in Hollywood. Now, his second charge is much much worse. He was arrested in LA close to the USC campus where he played his college ball for felony battery. He was pulled over at around 4 PM and he didn't have a valid ID on him. Then instead of explaining his situation to the officers of why he didn't have his identification, he became aggressive and attempted to run away while saying he did not want to go back to jail. When officers tried to subdue him a short distance later he grabbed one of them by the testicles, which is generally a 10 yard penalty for defensive holding. Officers then tasered him and finally subdued him. He was released from jail at around 1:30 AM on a $50,000 bond.
Ray Edwards and Brian Robison are due to become free agents pending the new CBA, and he was going to have his chance to start next season. Now 2 arrests in a few days isn't going to help him one bit.
Update: Griffen will not be charged with a felony due to "absence of injury" the only thing that was injured was a little bit of dignity -- on both ends.