Found July 10, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
The former wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders Tim Brown was a finalist for the NFL Hall of Fame and he did not make the final cut to be inducted into the Hall this year. However Tim Brown was still gracious for even the possibility of being considered for football immortality. That attitude of Tim [...]

Adrian Peterson’s dad claims police were “vulgar, disrespectful” to son

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson works on strengthening his left knee on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (Credit: AP Photo/Genevieve Ross) Adrian Peterson’s father, Nelson Peterson, says that his son was mistreated by the police and not the perpetrator, when he was arrested and charged with resisting arrest in a Houston bar over the weekend. Nelson...

Kevin Williams wants an extension from Vikings

Heading into the final year of a 5 year, 33.2 million dollar contract, Kevin Williams wants an extension from the Vikings. Williams is still one of the league’s premier defensive tackles, ranking 8th among all defensive tackles on ProFootballFocus last year, and he has been a premier defensive tackle since the Vikings used the 9th overall selection on him in 2003, but he’s heading...

Peterson lawyer: Police were aggressors

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn't the aggressor and was hit multiple times by arresting officers when he was arrested last weekend, attorney Rusty Hardin told NFL Network. A police spokesperson said Sunday that Peterson pushed an off-duty police officer working security. He was arrested for resisting arrest, fined $1,000 and stayed in jail for several hours...

Adrian Peterson’s mug shot is released

Twitter @TomPelissero Thanks to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, we have a copy of Adrian Peterson’s mug shot. What a pretty mug shot it is. I can’t tell if Peterson looks drunk, since I myself rarely drink and don’t get drunk. But he does look happy.

Police expect fine for Peterson, but his attorney disputes allegations

Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas for resisting arrest. Meanwhile, Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, reportedly said the allegation that Peterson shoved a police officer is a "complete fabrication." According to, Hardin released a statement on Monday that blames the police...

Ponder has promise but plenty to prove

This is the first in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 27 start of camp. July 10: Quarterbacks July 11: Running backs July 12: Wide receivers July 13: Tight ends July 16: Offensive linemen July 17: Defensive linemen July 18: Linebackers July 19: Safeties July 20: Cornerbacks July 23: Specialists July 24: Coaches July 25: 5 things to accomplish...

High-profile Hardin defends Vikings' Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. High-profile attorney Rusty Hardin said the facts presented against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson are a "total fabrication" in a released statement on Monday.Peterson, 27, hired Hardin to represent him following Peterson's weekend arrest and charges of resisting arrest following an incident at a Houston area nightclub early Saturday...

Before They Were Pros: DB Robert Blanton

Most of the talk with Robert Blanton at the NFL Scouting Combine revolved around him at cornerback. These days, he is transitioning to safety for the Vikings. See what Blanton had to say before he knew the Vikings would select him and switch his position.

Adrian Peterson’s mugshot released from club arrest (photo)

Sometimes from a mugshot you can tell if a person is high or drunk. It is always confusing to me when someone is smiling in their mugshot. If you are smiling does that mean you know you did something wrong or you don’t exactly grasp the seriousness of the situation you are in? Are you so out of it, you just cheesing for no reason or is it just instinct to smile when someone...

Big-name Houston lawyer to defend Vikings RB

HOUSTON Adrian Peterson's reputation off the field apparently is as important to him as his on-field persona. The hard-nosed Minnesota Vikings running back, who was charged with resisting arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston nightclub, has hired Houston-based attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him. Hardin recently made headlines for his successful defense of major league...

Police expect fine for Peterson, who hires attorney Hardin

Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas. A spokesman told NFL Network Peterson is very likely to be fined because he's facing a misdemeanor charge. Peterson, who hired Roger Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, was arrested early Saturday at a Houston nightclub for resisting arrest. He spent the night...

DEVELOPING: Amy Senser Gets 41 Months

((HT: KARE-TV)) Amy Senser, the wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the hit-and-run death she was responsible for last August. Her attorneys had sought probation while the normal sentencing crime goes anywhere from 41 to 57 months and the prosecution in Minneapolis was looking for the high end of the scale. Here...

Peterson fighting charges in public spotlight

HOUSTON -- Adrian Peterson's reputation will not go quietly into the night. The Minnesota Vikings running back, who was arrested and charged with resisting arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston night club, has hired Rusty Hardin for legal representation. You probably remember Hardin as the guy who successfully defended Roger Clemens in his perjury trial, and you probably...

Purple People Apparel: How NOT to Change the Uniform

Blech.I've made a big stinker on here frequently about what the Minnesota Vikings uniforms should look like. As a classic NFL team from the 60's, with one of the all time great original uniforms that held plenty of stripes, simple logos, smart lines, and royal colors, I've been clamoring for the Vikings to more permanently move back to their throwback digs. You know,...
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