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NFL Player Tased After Allegedly Attacking Police

1/31/2011 10:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was on the wrong side of a taser today -- after the NFLer allegedly assaulted a cop in L.A. -- and it's his second arrest in three days ... TMZ has learned.

Everson Griffen
Law enforcement sources tell us LAPD pulled over Griffen -- a USC grad -- around 4 PM Monday near the Trojan campus ... and he failed to produce ID.

That's when we're told the 6'3", 275-pounder tried to take off on foot -- and allegedly assaulted an officer in the process.

Sources say cops were forced to take Griffen down with a taser -- and then arrested him on one count of felony battery.

TMZ has learned Griffen was also arrested just this past Friday night in Hollywood ... and booked for being drunk in public. He was released on Saturday.


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Alex Chen    

One poster wrote that Griffin didn't graduate, but at USC, is there really much difference between getting a diploma and just hanging around in classes? If it's USC, we're not exactly talking about the Ivy League.

1360 days ago
17.

scott    

another day another brotha
off to da scrip club

1360 days ago
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everson still has not changed, still spoiled lil brat do wutever i want, who cares..... u made it in life man now act like it..Your not 12 and in avondale no more.....'GROW UP".............

1360 days ago
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Seriously     

Some of people need to sit back and not be so judgemental...if he was a no one then then why is he on TMZ and why do you feel the need to add to the negativity of the situtation. If he didnt graduate maybe its because he was good enough to be drafted..stop hating SERIOUSLY!! Some people make bad choices and hopefully this will be a learning experience. so not an animal.

1360 days ago
20.

oooJASONooo    

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THE FANS ARE PAYING THE SALARIES. THE OWNERS' BOTTOM LINE IS MONEY. IN ORDER TO GET THE BEST RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT, THE BEST ATHLETICALLY SKILLED PLAYERS ARE THE ACQUISITION AS THEY PRODUCE MORE INTEREST IN THE TEAM. THE FANS PAY MORE FOR WINNERS. THE OWNER IS NOT GOING TO MAKE THE MONEY HE MAKES FROM THE FANS WITHOUT PAYING A LARGE SALARY TO A PLAYER THAT WILL GET MORE MONEY FROM ANOTHER TEAM IF HE IS NOT PAID ENOUGH BY THE FIRST TEAM. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A TEAM WILLING TO PAY MORE THAN THE OTHER TO GENERATE A BETTER REVENUE. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE PLAYERS AND THEIR SALARIES, THEN TAKE IT UP WITH THE FANS. IF THE FANS DID NOT PAY FOR THE GAMES, PARAPHANELIA, AND SUCH AND DEMANDED MORE "WELL ROUNDED CITIZENS" DRAFTED THEN YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THE ISSUE OF PLAYERS BEING "ANIMALS" WITH "GHETTO" IN THEMSELVES. UNTIL THE FANS DO THIS YOU WILL NOT HAVE A SOLUTION TO YOUR STUPID PROBLEM.
THIS GUY WAS DRUNK IN PUBLIC, BUT THERE IS NOTHING SAID OF VIOLENCE. THERE ARE HELLA PPL EVERYDAY WITH THIS TYPE OF ARREST. HE "ASSAULTED" A POLICE OFFICER (WHICH COULD MEAN HE SIMPLY TOUCHED A SHOULDER TO GET BY) AND RAN. HE DID NOT ATTACK ANY CIVILLIANS. THE POLICE, IN RETURN TAZED HIM AND CHARGED HIM WITH A FELONY. IF HE PAYS HIS WAY OUT OF IT THEN HE DESERVES IT BECAUSE HE TRAINED ALL HIS LIFE IN A FIELD THAT HAS A RETURN IN THE END. HE IS GOING TO SUFFER HIS CONSEQUENCES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD OF THE POOR PAYING FOR MORE THAN THE RICH THEN YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WORKING HARDER AT SOMETHING THAT WILL GET YOU RICH. YALL BE B!TCHIN BOUT SOME **** THAT SHOULDNT EVEN BOTHER YOU. HE AINT ATTACKED NOONES KIDS OR SEXUALLY MOLESTED ANYONE. HE AINT KILLED OR ROBBED NOONE. SAVE THESE LAME @SS COMMENTS FOR ONE OF THOSE ATHLETES THAT HAVE DONE THAT.

1360 days ago
21.

Bosh    

This is the kind of guy that keeps us Bounty Hunters in business!!!

1360 days ago
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