Everson Griffen released from jail in Los Angeles
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was released from jail in Los Angeles earlier today after he posted $50,000 bail.
Griffen was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony battery, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune. He allegedly assaulted a police officer and was tasered near the campus of USC, where he attended school. He is due to appear in court on Feb. 25.
It could be weeks before charges are filed against Griffen. The Vikings said they were aware of the situation and were in the process of gathering facts. The NFL is also looking into the matter.
Griffen is on a little bit of a legal roll as he was arrested Saturday for being drunk in public in Hollywood. On Monday, police told the Star Tribune Griffen was pulled over at 4 p.m. He did not have identification and when they questioned him he “became aggressive and attempted to run away.”
Something here doesn’t add up for the former fourth-round draft pick. He didn’t play a lot as a rookie but could be in line to compete for a starting job in 2011.
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