Sunday, February 6, 2011

Leslie Frazier had role in shutting down Everson Griffen party

Somehow, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has made more news this week than he did in all 17 weeks of a lackluster rookie season, combined.
Two arrests and a scuttled Super Bowl party later, there’s one last item worth mentioning.
Though Griffen generally has blamed the decision on the NFL, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier tells Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he had a role cancellation of Griffen’s planned Super Bowl party.
Asked if Frazier told Griffen not to have the party, Frazier said via text, “Something like that.”
Griffen told Fowler via text that it was “too big a risk” to have the party and that “I’m a football player.”
Others around the league weren’t impressed by the move.  Said one league source via text, “This Griffen guy is a complete idiot. . . .  He turned a lot of people off in [pre-draft] interviews.   Will be out of NFL soon.”
If that happens, at least he’ll be able to have Super Bowl parties.

author:  Mike Florio

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