Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen has mental health crisis at home
Everson Griffen safe: After refusing to leave his home for 12 hours, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen left his residence and spoke with police. (Bruce Kluckhohn/Associated Press, file)EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings sent psychologists to work with police outside the home of defensive end Everson Griffen early Wednesday as the 12th-year player refused to leave his home because he was afraid of intruders, authorities said. Griffen took a leave from the team in 2018 for mental health treatment, according to The Associated Press. In September 2018, Griffen was taken by ambulance to an area hospital after two incidents prompted police involvement, the Star-Tribune reported. Griffen later revealed that he lived in a sober house for the final three months of the 2018 season, according to the Star-Tribune.wftv.com
The Latest: Duke-Miami women's basketball game postponed
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlantic Coast Conference says Sunday's women’s basketball game between Duke and Miami has been postponed as part of multiple schedule adjustments. Two days after that game, the ACC announced the Cardinals’ home game against North Carolina set for Sunday was postponed due to coronavirus issues within the Cardinals program. Running backs Matt Breida (COVID-19 list) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) were already sidelined. It’s the third Washington State game that has been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cal (1-3) and Washington State (1-2) are struggling to qualify for postseason play.
Vikings trade DE Yannick Ngakoue to Ravens for draft picks
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks on Thursday, less than two months after acquiring the fifth-year pass rusher in a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Vikings were initially hoping he'd be able to return with rest and rehabilitation, and Spielman said acquiring Ngakoue was not related to Hunter's injury. I still think we have a very talented team,” Spielman said. The Ravens (5-1) could use Ngakoue to enhance a pass rush that has been productive of late but could use the help. “We are excited to add Yannick Ngakoue to our football team,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said.
Rodgers at ease as Packers roll past Vikings 43-34
Davante Adams was predictably the biggest beneficiary, with a career-high, franchise-record-tying 14 catches for 156 yards and two scores. Aaron Jones rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown for the Packers, who posted their highest score against the Vikings since a 44-31 victory at the Metrodome on Oct. 27, 2013. Jaire Alexander, who also recorded a safety on an untouched cornerback blitz in the second quarter, made the bobbling interception. When LG Lucas Patrick (shoulder) was forced out in the second quarter, Jenkins moved back to his original spot and free agent addition Rick Wagner entered at RT. ... DT Kenny Clark (groin) was hurt in the second quarter during Alexander's interception and didn't return.
Jags 'feel good with compensation' from Vikings for Ngakoue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars never got the first-round draft pick they wanted for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Jacksonville dealt Ngakoue to Minnesota on Sunday in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022. And at the end of the day, when youre a coach and youre sitting there, its almost like you feel like youre in the middle, Marrone said. He will give the Vikings a young, proven pass rusher opposite star Danielle Hunter, one whose work ethic and intensity have always been among the most respected in Jacksonvilles locker room. Jacksonville also selected Ngakoues replacement, Josh Allen from Kentucky, with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft and added pass rusher KLavon Chaisson this year.