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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
BBAO: Vikings' Everson Griffen arrested

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

It's been a few weeks since the Minnesota Vikings were in the headlines, and so defensive end Everson Griffen has provided the latest grist: In a story first reported by the Daily Trojan, Griffen was arrested Monday in Los Angeles and booked for investigation of felony battery.

According to the Los Angeles police department, Griffen allegedly assaulted a police officer during a traffic stop. Griffen had spent the earlier part of the day visiting former teammates and coaches at USC. He reportedly tried to run from the officer, who eventually used a Taser to subdue him.

Griffen, a fourth-round draft pick in 2010, had 11 tackles in 11 games for the Vikings this past season. His role could elevate in 2011 depending on what the Vikings do with potential free agents Ray Edwards and Brian Robison.

Continuing around the NFC North as we prepare for Super Bowl media day on a snowy and icy morning here in North Texas: