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Common Sense Prevails: Everson Griffen's Super Bowl Party Shut Down

Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis is reporting that the Super Bowl party that Vikings' defensive end Everson Griffen was planning on throwing in Las Vegas is now, officially, off.

Griffen took full responsibility for the party, saying that it was a bad idea from the start and that he shouldn't have tried to put it together in the first place.


Nah, just kidding. . .he blamed the National Football League.

Griffen's message was titled "this event is cancled (sic) sorry for the confusion and mass text" and explained that "the NFL has made the decision this event has got to (sic) much media coverage and we are not allowed to bus people to Vegas .."

I am comforted, however, by the fact that there are apparently some athletes that text exactly the same as I do. . .stupid, tiny keyboards.

But, as Pelissero says, the likelihood that the league stepped in and shut this down is pretty small. If Griffen is looking for a suspect in this whole thing, he might want to look at the guy that's been wearing a sweater, a baseball cap, and a headset on the Vikings' sidelines for the last couple of months, and will continue to do so into next season. I would be willing to bet that Leslie Frazier stepped in and said something about this.

Over the last week or so, Griffen's profile has become much, much higher than the profile of a fourth-round draft choice that registered 11 tackles in his rookie season ought to be. Hopefully in a few months, he can become more well-known for his on-field exploits and less for his off-field ones.

I bet nobody would be concerned if he hosted a Super Bowl party then.