DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been excused from the team indefinitely following the sudden death of his mother.
Griffen missed practice Thursday, one day after police arrived at the team's headquarters to deliver the news to him, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. No details of Griffen's mother's death were immediately available. The Associated Press left a message with Chanhassen police seeking comment.
Jesus. I hadn't even heard that she had passed.
Thoughts and prayers with Griffen, his family, and his loved ones.
I never want an advantage due to circumstances like these, but hopefully this will make RGIII's return a little safer.
Damn, losing your mom. I just can't imagine.