The burglary suspect escaped with more than $1,000 in cash and some marijuana, authorities said.
NFL player Everson Griffen was one of three people who called 911 on Sunday to report an intruder in their home in Minnesota, police said.
The $140,000 defensive end and other occupants in the house left about 15 minutes before officers arrived, and Griffen “told officers that he did not want to report a burglary and refused to leave the home,” police in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, said in a statement.
The suspect, 21-year-old Jacob Brennan, was arrested for felony first-degree burglary, according to police. He was not armed, but told police officers that he had three guns, police said. Brennan was not armed, but told police officers that he had three guns, police said.
Griffen and others had “a debit card, a Playstation, and some marijuana inside their home,” police said.
No injuries were reported. Griffen is with the Vikings, and was playing in a game on Sunday against the New York Giants in New Jersey. He did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
He is currently dealing with a “personal matter,” the Vikings’ website said. The team did not say what the matter was, or when Griffen will return to practice.
After the game on Sunday, during a TV interview, he expressed concern for his family, saying, “I’m keeping my family in my prayers. I’ll see you guys down the road.”
In 2013, Griffen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct after leaving the scene of a crash where a woman and a 2-year-old child were injured, court records show. The woman’s attorney said the crash was a case of “gross negligence.” He said Griffen was speeding in his black Mercedes before the crash.
Griffen was also injured in a motorcycle accident last year in Minnesota. Police said at the time that witnesses to the accident recorded a recording of Griffen’s muffler and sounded it out on the ground. The Vikings star’s lawyer later said Griffen was driving his own motorcycle at the time and maintained he had been following prescribed medications.