Vikings' Griffen accused of assaulting LA police
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Los Angeles police say Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer during a traffic stop.
Police spokeswoman Karen Rayner tells City News Service that officers used a Taser to subdue Griffen during a struggle Monday afternoon after a routine traffic stop in South Los Angeles.
Rayner says Griffen became "uncooperative and tried to run from officers." She says when officers caught up with him, he assaulted one and a Taser was used to take him into custody.
She says he was booked for investigation of felony battery.
Griffen played for USC from 2007-'09. He entered the NFL draft as a junior, was selected by Minnesota in the fourth round and played sparingly this season as a rookie.
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