Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive end Everson Griffen was arrested and tased during a traffic stop near USC on Monday afternoon, The Daily Trojan reports.
According to the report, Griffen did not have valid identification when he was pulled over by LAPD. Griffen allegedly became aggressive during questioning, attempted to flee, and assaulted one of the officers by grabbing him in the groin area.
Griffen was tased and charged with felony battery.
Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press reports Griffen will see a judge on Wednesday, and his bail has been set at $50,000.
Projected to be an early round pick, the former pass-rush specialist at USC slid to the fourth round, where he chosen by the Vikings with the 100th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and signed to a four-year, $2.33 million contract that included a $540,000 signing bonus.
Active for 11 games, Griffen totaled 11 tackles, with 7 coming on special teams.