Former Minnesota Vikings Superstar Arrested For SECOND Time In Past YEAR, Mugshot RELEASED(O)

Former Minnesota Vikings Star Arrested For Second Time In Past YearMinnesota Vikings helmet (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Former Minnesota Vikings star pass-rusher Everson Griffen has been arrested for a suspected DWI offense, his second in the past year.

The Purple Persuasion X/Twitter account shared a police report of Everson Griffen’s arrest in Mound, Minnesota for a probable cause of driving while intoxicated (DWI). According to the report, he was arrested at 12:59 a.m. local time on Wednesday by the MSPW.

Griffen was arrested in July of last year in Chanhassen, Minnesota for suspicion of driving under the influence. He reached a plea deal this past February and received a one-year probation sentence.

Per the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, a person who commits a second drunk driving offense can face up to a year in prison.


The 36-year-old Everson Griffen played in the NFL from 2010 to 2021. He spent 11 seasons with the Vikings (2010 to 2019 and 2021) and split the 2020 campaign with the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.

A key part of the Vikings’ stingy defense, Griffen earned four Pro Bowl nods and led Minnesota to four playoff appearances during his 11-year tenure, including a trip to the 2017 NFC Championship Game.

Everson Griffen Was One Of The Top Pass-Rushers Of His Era

He won’t garner consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Everson Griffen was unquestionably one of the best pass-rushers of the 2010s.

He racked up 85.5 career sacks in 170 NFL games, with 79.5 of those coming with the Vikings. A model of consistency, Griffen posted eight-plus sacks in six of his 11 seasons with the NFC North club. Along with those 85.5 career sacks, Griffen had 20 pass defenses, 10 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. He reached double-digit sacks thrice, including a personal-best 13 in the 2017 campaign.

Griffen is eighth all-time on the Vikings’ franchise sacks leaderboard. Hall of Famer Carl Eller leads the way in that category with 130.5.

Kirk Cousins’ Reason For Leaving The Minnesota Vikings Has Finally Been Revealed, And It’s Clear He’s Totally Getting Screwed Over

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Kirk Cousins’ reason for leaving the Minnesota Vikings has been revealed, and it appears the veteran quarterback has been played.

The Atlanta Falcons signed Cousins to a four-year deal worth $180 million earlier this offseason, surprising just about everyone. It was even more surprising when they decided to select another QB in the first round of last month’s NFL Draft.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the Falcons won out in negotiations not only because they offered more money but because the Vikings were frank with Cousins over the possibility of them selecting a signal-caller high in the draft even if he opted to stick around.

Cousins high-tailed it out of town once their intentions were made clear. Ironically enough, the Falcons did exactly what he left Minnesota for, taking Michael Penix Jr. with the 8th overall pick.

Cousins is said to have appreciated that the Vikings were upfront with him about their plans. He might not be all that happy with his new team right now. It will be interesting to see how the relationship plays out.

Kirk Cousins Can’t Be Happy

“Still, it had to be a crappy call to take if you were Cousins, considering the basis of the decision you’d made six weeks earlier,” Breer wrote on the call the Falcons made to Cousins right before they drafted Penix.

“It remains to be seen, of course, if that’ll lead to any sort of early fissure in the player-team relationship there. I think they’ll be able to get past it, because head coach Raheem Morris is a phenomenal relationship guy, and Cousins is an adult. But if there are early bumps in the season, this one will be interesting to watch.”

Kirk Cousins Is Headed Into the Most Unpredictable Period Of His Career Despite His Long-Term Deal

Kirk Cousins was trying to find a setup where he would be a starter for more than one season. He might not get that in Atlanta. Instead, Penix will be biting at his heels now, which could place him under pressure to perform.

According to reports, he was completely blindsided by the team drafting the younger QB. The move left him “shocked” and “disappointed.”

While he’s signed to a four-year deal, it won’t be difficult for the team to move on from him sooner. That means he has to be absolutely stellar for them to keep him around.

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