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Adrian Peterson & Kevin Hart illegal street racing at 1AM in the morning in Texas

Kevin Hart is challenging NFL running backs to footraces while in Texas for his "What Now" comedy tour. Up first, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. [Bleacher Report] AP? What about the children?Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater Named Pepsi Rookie of the Year

It was a little surprising when Teddy Bridgewater was still available at the end of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but Minnesota Vikings fans are certainly happy he was. He ended up starting 13 games last season and led the team to a 7-9 record; much better than anyone guessed since the team was without Adrian Peterson the whole time.Over all he played pretty good completing...
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Hart and Adrian Peterson Doing a 40-Yard Dash at 1am

Remember a time when Kevin Hart and the sports world weren’t so intertwined? I don’t, which is why I’m totally not surprised by this random 40-yard dash competition with the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson. According to a witness, this went down after Hart’s show at the Austin City Limits Theater … at 1AM: Though I’m not a big fan of Hart, you have to respect the effort the...
Via Busted Coverage
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

“At Least A Half-Dozen Teams” Have Done Background Work On Adrian Peterson

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “it is far less certain” that Adrian Peterson will back with the Vikings next season. Minnesota has said that they would like to have him back next year, but Schefter mentions that he might not be entirely comfortable returning to the Vikings. Citing league sources, Schefter reports that “at least a half-dozen teams” have done some amount...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Review: Running Back Doldrums

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  RUNNING BACKS Which Ones? Adrian...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Norv Turner’s Impact on the Minnesota Vikings Offense

With Christian Ponder under center from 2011-2012, the Minnesota Vikings’ passing offense was anemic at best. In those two seasons, the Ponder-led Vikings finished 28th and 24th, respectively, in total passing yards. Bill Musgrave, the offensive coordinator at the time, relied heavily on the legs of Adrian Peterson.Peterson famously rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, leading the Vikings...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The Minnesota Vikings ended the 2014 regular season with a 7-9 record.  That's a respectable effort for a team who had a rookie head coach in Mike Zimmer, a rookie quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and without their All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.  Now the hard work really begins. The Vikings have a number of free agents but none that they need to lose sleep over.  Their...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reasons For and Against Keeping Adrian Peterson in Purple

Since Adrian Peterson was charged with abusing his four year old son after the Minnesota Vikings first game of the season, his future with the team has been a huge topic of conversation. There were rumors going around shortly after that the Vikings don’t see him in their future plans. Those rumors started dying down later. There are reasons why moving on from could be bad, but...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings pegged as one of the best bets to win Super Bowl 50

While the Patriots and Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl XLIV, the rest of the NFL has already turned the page to next season. It’s all about 2015 in 30 of the league’s 32 markets. Every franchise thinks next year is going to be better, but that’s only a realistic hope for some teams; it’s fool’s gold for others. Fortunately, the Vikings fall into the former category. At...
Via cover32 - Vikings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: David Cobb Impresses at Senior Bowl

Saying goodbye is difficult, in both life and sports. For Minnesota Vikings fans, the hardest "goodbye" may come this offseason if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team.Since arriving in Minnesota as the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Peterson has put together a Hall of Fame career. In 104 games, he's rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns, all while averaging 5...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football questions heading into the 2015 season

I will admit that I love the off-season in football.  I love free agency, the draft, trades – all of it!  I find it highly intriguing what teams are doing to attempt to improve themselves.  It is even more fun to think of how all the moves affect fantasy season, even though it is months away.  There are, of course, a large number of off-season decisions that will change fortunes...
Via PhinManiacs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL asks court to toss NFLPA's lawsuit over Peterson suspension

  The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back's suspension overturned. Attorneys for the league, in a 35-page filing Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson's appeal. The NFL argued that...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM wants Adrian Peterson back

If Adrian Peterson plans on playing in the NFL next season, the Minnesota Vikings will have him. On Wednesday, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman made it clear that the team expects Peterson back when he becomes eligible for reinstatement on April 15. “I don’t know if there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Spielman Shows Support for Adrian Peterson

After the season ended, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer voiced his support of Adrian Peterson. On Wednesday, general manager Rick Spielman did the same. "There's no question on what Adrian Peterson has done for this organization on the field, and what he is as a football player," Spielman said in a news conference on Wednesday. "I think people tend to forget, Adrian did...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman hasn’t made up his mind about Adrian Peterson

The thousand pound gorilla in the Minnesota Vikings’ locker room this offseason is what to do with Adrian Peterson. On the one hand, he’s an insanely talented running back who is capable of doing things no other human being is capable of on a football field. On the other, he’s grossly overpaid and has had some legal troubles of late to say the least. So what is general manager...
Via cover32 - Vikings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: 'I don't know if there's a team who wouldn't want Adrian Peterson'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Waiting on decisions from the NFL, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke highly of suspended running back Adrian Peterson and wasn't ready to discuss how the team will move forward with its all-time leading rusher. Peterson, 29, is under contract for three more seasons as part of the six-year, $86.28 million deal he signed in 2011 making him...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM says team has to let process unfold with Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says the team is waiting for the process to play out before it can make any definitive statements on the future of suspended running back Adrian Peterson. The NFL suspended Peterson in December after the former MVP pleaded no contest in Texas to misdemeanor reckless assault against his 4-year-old son. Peterson...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM Rick Spielman Doesn’t Commit To Adrian Peterson Being Back Next Year

Vikings GM Rick Spielman was asked about RB Adrian Peterson‘s status with the team for the 2015 season on Wedneday, but he didn’t offer anything definitive about the running back being back with the team. According to Tom Pelissero, Spielman did say that he doesn’t know any team who wouldn’t want to have Peterson on their roster next season and spoke highly of his as...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Money problems: What should the Minnesota Vikings do with Adrian Peterson?

When you’re as talented as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is people tend to forgive some of your other shortcomings. Such is the case for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk today that he wants Peterson back in a Vikings uniform next season, but that it’s a two-way street: “I would respect Adrian’s decision,” Zimmer...
Via cover32 - Vikings
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer wants Peterson back, but it’s a “two-way street”

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said in November that after a year spent watching following charges of abusing his young son, he might need a “fresh start.” It sounds as if the Vikings might at least consider allowing that to happen. READ FULL HERE – via Pro Football Talk
Via Down and Distance
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson At Craps Table In Puerto Rico

  Times are tough for Adrian Peterson. He’s at war with the NFL to get back into the league and he wasn’t doing very well at the craps table in Puerto Rico over the weekend. Don’t feel too bad for Purple Jesus – it’s not like the guy is suffering for money. He was still paid $691,176 per week by the Vikings for the first eight weeks of the season while being suspended...
Via Busted Coverage
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Warrant issued for suspect in death of Adrian Peterson's son

South Dakota authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Patterson violated the terms of his bond by contacting the boy's mother. Patterson was released on $2 million bond in September. He's charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 2014 Season Report Card

Offense: C+Losing Adrian Peterson to suspension in Week 2 could have derailed the Vikings' season, but Norv Turner's unit performed admirably in his absence. A "C+" is not an exceptional grade, but much higher than many expected given the team's obstacles.Rushing: BIn Peterson's place, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon buoyed the running game, rushing for 570 and 538 yards respectively...
Via Pro Football Spot
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 2015 New Years Resolutions

1. Draft an OT, RB, or CB (11th pick in 1st Round, 2015 NFL Draft)Heading into the offseason, the Vikings appear to have one of the league's younger, if not more talented rosters. But, there are still holes to fill; Jerick McKinnon is an exciting option as the Vikings' change-of-pace back. With the threat of Adrian Peterson's departure looming, however, look for the Vikings to draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson was Always Great with me

The Minnesota Vikings played all season long without suspended running back Adrian Peterson. Not eligible to return until a month after the free agency period begins, Peterson’s future as a Viking is up in the air. However, as far as coach Mike Zimmer is concerned, he’d welcome back Peterson in a beat of a heart (via NFL.com). Adrian was always great with me. I think he’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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