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Ex-USC football player Griffen arrested in LA

This is a 2010 photo of Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team. This image reflects the Minnesota Vikings active roster as of Thursday, July 1, 2010 when this image was taken.

February 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Former USC football player Everson Griffen was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a Los Angeles police officer during a traffic stop.

Griffen now plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

Los Angeles police said Griffen became uncooperative and tried to run from officers on Monday during a traffic stop near USC.

Authorities said when officers caught up with him, he assaulted one of them and officers had to use a Taser to arrest him.

Griffen faces a felony charge for assaulting an officer.