We are not going to put the video here due to its sensitive nature, but if you want to view it, here is a link to a YouTube video upload showing Griffen holding a gun in a dark room while referring to some people out to “get” him. He also dropped Vikings running back and teammate Dalvin Cook's name during the 30-second-long video.
Whatever Griffen is going through, it appears that he really needs help. At this point, it should also be remembered that he admitted to struggling with his mental health some years ago, when he allegedly tried to shoot a person at a hotel. That incident led to him being taken to the hospital to get his mental health evaluated.
Griffen last saw action on the field Sunday during a 34-31 home win against the Green Bay Packers in which he played 43 snaps. So far this season, he has played in nine games and produced five sacks — second on the team — but given this latest development, it's safe to assume that he won't be on the field when Minnesota takes on the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara this week.
Griffen's safety should be the No. 1 priority of the Vikings as of the moment, and we hope that he'll get the support he needs.