Everson Griffen had a memorable Thanksgiving Day.
On Thursday morning, Griffen and his wife, Tiffany, welcomed their third child. In the afternoon, he celebrated the birth of his third son by helping the Vikings to a 30-23 victory over the Lions at Ford Field in which Griffen recorded two sacks to increase his total to 12. That ties Griffen’s career-high set in 2014.
Following a second-quarter sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Griffen raised his jersey to show a handwritten message on his undershirt that read: “I just had a baby boy. What should we name him?”
Griffen watched the birth of his son on FaceTime before the game, according to ESPN. “Seven pounds, 2 ounces, born right before the game, so I was doing my warm-up watching the birth on FaceTime,” Griffen said. “So wife is healthy, baby is healthy, we don’t know his name yet, but it’s not about that. I’m happy to have a new addition — three boys. I don’t know what my wife is going to do. It’ll drive her crazy. But we’re 9-2, and it feels good winning.”
Griffen is expected to be fined $6,076 for putting a personal message on his uniform.