Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed the team bus that took the players from Chicago's JW Marriott to Soldier Field for their game against the Bears on Sunday. According to the NFL Network he was 30 minutes late to the stadium.
"Anytime one of your leaders is not where he's supposed to be, it's not good," coach Leslie Frazier said Monday via ESPN.com. "I talk to our team all the time about being where you're supposed to be and being on time. It's a big deal."
Frazier said Peterson's never had an incident before with tardiness, and the coach expects it will never happen again.
"We have talked about it," Frazier said. "Hopefully it will never happen again -- I can't see why it would. I hope it never will again."
"I knew when we left," Frazier said. "He's Adrian Peterson, so I know when he's on (the bus) or not on."
Peterson recorded his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 108 yards in Sunday's 29-10 loss to the Bears. He has rushed for 1,236 yards this season.