(CBSSPORTS.COM/Will Brinson) — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was arrested on Monday afternoon for assaulting a police officer near the USC campus.
According to the Daily Trojan, Griffen was pulled over during a traffic stop and became “aggressive” when questioned by law enforcement.READ MORE: Laguna Hills Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player
The questions stemmed from Griffen’s lack of identification, and after being questioned, attempted to run away, at which time he assaulted one of the officers in pursuit.
Griffen was tased and then arrested on felony battery.READ MORE: Authorities Searching For Missing Teen Girl Allegedly Taken By Her Mother
The LAPD has confirmed, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minnesota Star-Tribune, that Griffen’s in their custody. Griffen’s being held on $50,000 bond.
The 100th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Griffen had previously been arrested and charged with breach of the peace after a Fourth of July party in Massachusetts.MORE NEWS: Woman Details Encounter With Man Accused Of Killing Brianna Kupfer
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