Former Vikings DE Everson Griffen Arrested for DWI and Cocaine Possession

Everson Griffen, Minnesota Vikings
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Everson Griffen played football for the Minnesota Vikings nearly a decade and was one of the most affable and approachable stars on the team throughout his time in purple. But throughout that time, and since, he’s battled his fair share of off-the-field demons.

Former Minnesota Vikings fan favorite Everson Griffen arrested on DWI charges

That continued early Wednesday morning when Everson was arrested by police in Mound, MN and booked in the Hennepin County jail, where he still remains at noon on Thursday, 35 hours later. It’s Griffen’s second DWI arrest in just over 10 months. He was previously arrested on DWI charges on July 22, 2023.

Full NameGRIFFEN, EVERSON DE WAYNE
Booking Number2024035471
Age36
CustodyIN CUSTODY
Received 5/29/24, 12:59 AM
Released5/30/24, 3:30 PM
Arrested ByMSPW
CityMOUND
StateMN

According to the criminal complaint, Griffen was clocked going 82 mph in a 55 mph zone and blew a .10 during his preliminary breathalyzer test. There was also .20 grams of cocaine found in his possession. After getting out of jail on Thursday, he reportedly has made his way to Target Center for game 5 of Timberwolves vs Mavericks.

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