06.30.06

Griffin To NBA Career: Drop Dead

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The two things Eddie Griffin did not do wrong in Minneapolis on March 30 of this year: punch Ty Shine and have pit bulls fighting in the back of his SUV. Everything else he pretty much nailed. From WCCO, Minneapolis’ CBS affiliate:


Minnesota Timberwolves center Eddie Griffin was drunk and masturbating when he crashed his luxury SUV into a parked Suburban outside a store in Minneapolis, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the man whose Suburban was hit in the crash…

One witness said Griffin told him he was watching pornography in a DVD player mounted on the dashboard of his Cadillac Escalade SUV when he struck a Chevy Suburban parked on University Avenue Southeast…

Abed Hassuneh, who is the brother of the victim, said Griffin told him, “That he was masturbating himself going down that street. That’s how the accident happened because he was not paying attention. He’s paying attention to that video and all of a sudden he’s shoveled somebody’s car on the top of the sidewalk.”Interim Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan ordered an internal affairs investigation of the conduct of the two officers who responded to the scene, after WCCO-TV made Dolan aware of allegations about the incident.Key questions are why Griffin wasn’t tested for alcohol and why the officers drove him out of the city to his home in St. Paul. Griffin also received tickets for not having a license and inattentive driving.

Because this report sadly lacks the AP-style insertion of the arrested athlete’s stats at the end of the article, I’ll mention that Griffin was on his way home from a 103-91 Timberwolves win over the Magic in which he scored two points and got three rebounds. Thanks to Bruce Herman for the link.

5 Responses to “Griffin To NBA Career: Drop Dead”

  1. LaRhonda says:

    LOL!! I know I’m late on this one…but WHO DOES THIS!?!?! He’s a basketball player for God’s sake! Does he really have to masturbate and drive?!?!

  2. Kown says:

    Eddie Greffin is dead! RIP –he crashed his car!

  3. Josh says:

    I feel sorry for the ol head!

  4. Tiara Williams says:

    I knew Eddie. I think this man was terribly misunderstood. He lived a angry, bitter andconfused life. He felt alone and chronically depressed. I wish he would have seeked the help he needed BUT now, God has a plan for him now.
    RIP- The good die young….Eddie Griffin
    Best,
    Tiara Williams

  5. Jahdeira Woods says:

    R.I.P Eddie Griffin

    YOU WILL LIVE ON IN OUR MEMORIES!!

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