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Fantasy football: What to do about Adrian Peterson?

The indefinite suspension of Adrian Peterson by the Minnesota Vikings has left many fantasy owners are in a precarious position, and without any sort of timeline hinting at his potential return, it has never been a worse time to be a Peterson owner. The lack of involvement from the NFL regarding his internal suspension or announcements about his possible reinstatement makes...
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Adrian Peterson’s HS coach would use a 18-inch paddle on him, AP would thank him

According to the Daily Mail, Adrian Peterson’s high school football coach admits to beating him with a 18-inch paddle and claims AP would thank him afterwards. Booker Bowie said that the Minnesota Vikings running back would get up to three lashes with an 18 inch long wooden paddle he kept in his office as part of what he called ‘tough love’. But afterwards rather than crying...
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Report: Adrian Peterson’s High School Coach Admits to Beating Him

Just when a story couldn’t possibly get more disturbing, something like this happens. According to the British gossip rag the Daily Mail, Adrian Peterson’s high school coach has admitted to beating the embattled Minnesota Vikings running back with a wooden paddle. Booker Bowie, who was Palestine High School’s defensive coordinator and track coach when Peterson attended, had...
Via Sportsnaut
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Adrian Peterson’s HS Coach Beat Him With 18-Inch Wooden Paddle

Two important things should be made very clear. 1- Beating anyone with a wooden stick is wrong.  That is considered a weapon. 2- Beating high school athletes is different from beating a 4-year-old child. I understand that Peterson and others think there isn’t anything wrong with this, but they are looking at it through tunnel vision. They are only seeing the kids and teenagers...
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Nike suspends deal with Adrian Peterson

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike ''in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL.'' The move comes the same day...
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Vikings owner on Adrian Peterson: 'We made a mistake'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. “We made a mistake and we needed to get this right,” he said on Wednesday. “We embrace our role in the community and the responsibilities that go with it. it is important to always listen to our fans...
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Nike 'in no way' condones abuse, suspends Peterson sponsorship

As the Adrian Peterson situation becomes more toxic, fewer and fewer parties are willing to stand by him. In the latest move by a company to distance itself from the running back, who was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child, Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Peterson, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Wednesday. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or...
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Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson will remain out until his legal matters are resolved

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson will remain out until his legal matters are resolved.
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Nike suspends endorsement deal with Adrian Peterson

ESPN’s Darren Rovell announced on Wednesday that Nike has suspended it’s endorsement contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Nike released a statement strongly stating that they do condone any domestic violence or child abuse. BREAKING: Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson pic.twitter.com/Oq87qNxLYb — darren rovell (@darrenrovell...
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Second sponsor pulls out, Nike drops Adrian Peterson

We've begun to get strong statement from NFL sponsors.No one is going to see much of a significant change in the NFL without it effecting people's wallets. That process began yesterday and has continued today.Radisson hotels suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings yesterday after they reinstated runningback Adrian Peterson, who has been indicted on charges of child abuse...
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NOT SO FAST: The Vikings reverse their decision on Adrian Peterson

So it appears that Adrian Peterson will not be returning to the Vikings, not any time soon at least. News broke early Wednesday morning that the Wilf family and Minnesota Vikings would do an about-face on their original decision regarding Peterson’s availability this week and this coming weekend against the Saints. Instead of practicing all week […]
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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

With plenty of scrutiny surrounding the Adrian Peterson child negligence case, the Minnesota Vikings have placed their star running back on the Commissioner’s exempt list. Being placed on the exempt list will still allow Peterson to get paid, but he must remain away from all team activities until his legal case is resolved. According to […]
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Minnesota Vikings give into pressure, ban Adrian Peterson from team again

Adrian Peterson's mugshotThe Minnesota Vikings' owners Zygi and Mark Wilf have succumbed to pressure and, effectively, banned Adrian Peterson from the team today until the legal proceeding involving his indictment for child abuse, which he admitted committing to police.CSNNE:After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have...
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Breaking: Nike suspends contract with Adrian Peterson

Early this morning the Vikings placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt list after two allegations of child abuse surfaced in the last week. Now, the sponsors are starting to go as well. BREAKING: Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson pic.twitter.com/Oq87qNxLYb — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 17, 2014 This comes on the heals of...
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With Adrian Peterson's cloudy future, Vikings may try to terminate his deal

The Minnesota Vikings reached a threshold sometime very early Tuesday morning where the potential cost of trying to win with Adrian Peterson -- because of mounting pressure from sponsors, fans and the media -- finally outweighed their initial desire to continue trying to win with the All-Pro. That same equation could well result in Peterson's termination from the club in the...
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What took Vikings, NFL so long to answer wake-up call on Peterson?

The Minnesota Vikings finally awoke from their slumber at the ungodly hour of 1:47 am ET Wednesday. That's when the franchise announced Adrian Peterson is being given an indefinite leave of absence. The star running back was placed on a seldom-used NFL exemption list that will keep Peterson from playing until his legal issues are resolved. The early-morning timing was the latest...
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Adrian Peterson will be cashing in $700K a week during his “voluntary absence”

If there’s anyone out there that feels bad for Adrian Peterson for being placed on the exempt list, don’t. He’s still going to haul in almost $700,000 a week. While away from the team, Adrian Peterson will earn $691,000 per week from the Vikings. (via @adbrandt) — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 17, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060...
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Adrian Peterson Out Indefinitely and Banned From all Team Activities

Adrian Peterson Out Indefinitely and Banned From all Team Activities Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson decides to take paid leave of absence. He now has been banned to participate in any team activities. The NFLPA has released a statement on Adrian Peterson saying it was a "voluntary leave" pic.twitter.com/SNVVkUIcYo … The post Adrian Peterson Out Indefinitely...
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Minnesota Vikings Finally Put Adrian Peterson On Exempt List; Keeping Him Off Field

There have been many twists and turns in the Adrian Peterson story. The Minnesota Vikings kept him out of last week’s game and then decided...
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Report: Vikings thinking about cutting Adrian Peterson while trying to trade him

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, the Minnesota Vikings are thinking about cutting running back Adrian Peterson. Just as I tweeted Tuesday night (at a reasonable hour) that NFL team officials were telling me the Vikings would not play Peterson this week, those same officials are telling me now the team is strongly considering cutting him. “I think there’s a good...
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Report: Panthers expected to put Greg Hardy on exempt list

After the Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the exempt list, the Carolina Panthers are deciding whether they should do the same. According to a report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the team has met with defensive end Greg Hardy and are reportedly expected to place Hardy on the exempt list. Mark Maske of the […]
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NFLPA Statement: Adrian Peterson Took ‘Voluntary Leave’ To Handle Legal Issues

The decision for Adrian Peterson to be indefinitely barred from the Minnesota Vikings was Peterson’s decision, according to the league’s players union. The National Football League Players Association announced Wednesday in a statement that the decision to put Peterson on the exempt list was a “voluntary” move by the Vikings running back. Peterson is barred from team activities...
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NFLPA: Adrian Peterson took a voluntary leave with pay

The NFLPA released a statement this morning saying that running back Adrian Peterson has taken a voluntary leave with pay from the Vikings. “Adrian Peterson made a decision to take a voluntary leave with pay to take care of his personal and legal issues. The NFLPA and NFL worked with Adrian and the Minnesota Vikings to resolve this unique situation. We support this decision and...
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Mother of Adrian Peterson’s 4-Year-Old Son ‘Outraged’ About Photo Leak

It appears the graphic photos of Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son weren’t meant to be seen by the public. Soon after the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, photos of Peterson’s son with marks on his body were released. The boy’s mother said through her attorney that those photos should have stayed private. “My client...
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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings owners are scheduled to address their middle-of-the-night decision to put Adrian Peterson on hiatus. The Vikings say owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf will lead off a news conference at team headquarters. The organization has reversed course by using an NFL exemption to take Peterson off the active roster while he tends to a child-abuse charge in...
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