"In the long run, he's a really good kid". The focus now is on Griffen's mental health.
A Vikings staffer called Minnetrista police to check up on Griffen's family at the home, the report said.
Kim Klawiter, the team's security director, told police on Saturday that Griffen was told "to go get his head straight", according to the report.
Zimmer didn't elaborate on the details but stressed his support for Griffen. Pico said Griffen "has been explosive, screaming and yelling" at practice, the reports continued.
Police called to the scene said they found Griffen walking along the side of the road with his hands up in the air. "He's always been a really, really good model for us and obviously he's going through some tough times now". The reporting officer placed a health and welfare hold on Griffen "based upon his actions and information I had acquired about him".
A 911 call made from the hotel said a man (later identified by KSTP as Griffen) had said, "if someone doesn't let him back into his room he's gonna shoot someone" - though if Griffen had a gun on him, he didn't show it to anyone.
NFL Media, which cited unidentified sources, reported that Griffen "has been dealing for weeks with a serious, personal health-related issue", adding that concerns about Griffen's mental health were ongoing before Saturday's reported incident at Hotel Ivy. The Vikings D/ST is now 27th in numberFire's Week 4 fantasy rankings for a daunting road matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
"The only thing really we're concerned about for Everson isn't anything to do with football". "They also understand they have a job to do".
Sources told Anderson that a number of Vikings players and coaches were not aware of Saturday's incident, even at game time on Sunday.
"It's about him getting better". In the five years that I've been here I've always loved Everson.
The police said Griffen left the hotel on his own accord and no arrest was made.
After interviewing Griffen and his wife, police requested an ambulance.
Griffen, 30, has spent his entire nine-year career with the Vikings. He was arrested days later for allegedly assaulting an officer during a traffic stop.
The Vikings released a statement Monday night confirming they are aware of the situation.
Police say they found Griffen outside his home, "yelling" and making unusual comments. Multiple professional athletes live in the hotel.
The three-time Pro Bowl player was picked up and questioned by Minneapolis police after the two incidents, according to The Big Lead. 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.