AN NFL star reportedly said that he had shot at an intruder and that he needed help as he called 911 early on Tuesday morning.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, 33, initially failed to come out of his home after cops failed to find an intruder at the scene.

According to the Minnetrista Police Department, Griffen called 911 shortly after 3am saying that he had fired he weapon at someone inside his home but that nobody was hurt.

Law enforcement officials and Minnesota Vikings team psychologists spoke to Griffen as he barricaded himself in his home.

He has now left his house without incident and is ...getting the care that he needs,... according to a statement from the team.

There have been previous concerns about Griffen's mental health, according to KSTP.

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