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Griffen misses practice after death of mother

Updated: October 11, 2012, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been excused from the team indefinitely following the sudden death of his mother.

Griffen missed practice on Thursday, one day after police arrived at the team's headquarters to deliver the news to Griffen, coach Leslie Frazier said. No details of her death were immediately available. The Associated Press left a message with Chanhassen police seeking comment.

"As you can imagine, it was tough news," Frazier ...

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