Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Everson Griffen Will Not Face Felony Charges

This according to Judd Zulgad of the Star-Tribune (and soon to be ESPN 1500, from all accounts).

Prosecutors in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that they declined to file felony charges against Griffen "based on the absence of injury and the defendant's absence of criminal history," according to press secretary Jane Robison.

Robison said in a statement that the case has been referred to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration. Griffen was released from a Los Angeles jail early Tuesday after posting $50,000 bail and was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Feb. 25.

Ummmmmm. . .yay, I guess.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has said that the league is looking into Griffen's incidents over the weekend as well.

A misdemeanor still isn't anything positive or anything like that, but I guess it's better than a felony hanging over Griffen's head. Hopefully the whole incident can just go away now.

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