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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was away from the team Thursday after his mother passed away Wednesday while visiting Griffen in the Twin Cities.
Griffen was in a meeting at the team facilities Wednesday when Eden Prairie police officers arrived at Winter Park and delivered the tragic news. Griffen was called out of the meeting and told in coach Leslie Frazier's office that Sabrina Scott had passed away. Frazier called the death "completely unexpected" and said the cause of death hasn't been determined.
Griffen, the team's fourth-round pick out of USC in 2010, missed Thursday's practice.
"As you can imagine, it was tough news," Frazier said after Thursday's practice. "There was nothing that could have prepared him for that news. He wasn't here today. I'm not sure what his status will be going forward. Our prayers as an organization, as teammates are with he and his family. This is a difficult time for him, as you can imagine. We'll be there to support him as best we can."
Griffen, a backup defensive end who has become a pass-rushing specialist for the 4-1 Vikings, is from Avondale, Ariz., where he was the Scout.com state player of the year and a consensus All-American at Agua Fria High School. Griffen is tied with Jared Allen for the team lead with three sacks this season. He had career-highs last season, playing in all 16 games and tallying 15 tackles and four sacks while filling a hybrid linebackerdefensive line role in passing situations.
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