Minnesota Vikings' Everson Griffen Tased, Arrested By LAPD Following Crotch-Grab and Foot Chase Near His Alma Mater, USC
So bravo to the LAPD for catching up to Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, a former USC star who police allege ran from them during a traffic stop in South L.A. Monday afternoon.
Donuts and coffee? More like wind sprints and Gatorade for the boys in blue. And Griffen even reportedly palmed a cop's groin, so let's just give the LAPD an extra point for that, er, grab.
Police said they had to employ a Taser to stop the footballer.
The 4 p.m. traffic stop happened near 30th and Hoover streets in University Park, which is just a stone's through from Griffen's alma mater, said LAPD Officer Karen Rayner. She added:
"While conducting their investigation, he became uncooperative and tried to run from officers. When officers caught up to him and a struggle ensued, he assaulted one of the officers and a Taser was used to subdue him and take him into custody.''
The pro was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.
Here's the real question: Why couldn't a well-paid NFL pro outrun police? They say you can't beat a radio, but still ... the Vikings have to be wondering how their player didn't shame the LAPD instead of, as it appears, the other way around.