ADRIAN PETERSON NEWS

Dolphins versus Vikings pregame preview

Who are these Minnesota Vikings? Coached by Mike Zimmer, this is a 6-8 blue collar, lunchpail toting, rookie quarterback throwing team. Minus the running game featuring Adrian Peterson, the Vikings will attempt to out rush the Miami Dolphins with a little known stable of backs in Matt Asiata and well-known, but at bust status Ben Tate. Tate was dumped by the Texans recently and...
Via Phins Phocus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer Has Vikings, Defense Headed in the Right Direction

Coming into the season this looked like a seven or eight win team at best. What’s amazing is that they may still win that many games despite, not having Adrian Peterson since Week 1, Cordarrelle Patterson regressing in year two and having injuries to key players. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was not expected to play much this year if at all, but after Matt Cassel went down...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson lead in 2014 athlete Google searches

The year of 2014 will long be remembered in the sports world. There was the retirement of Derek Jeter, the passing of Tony Gwynn and the return of LeBron James to his beloved Cleveland. Then there was Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his child with a tree branch. If Google searches are the indicator, those two ugly events will be the lasting memory, according...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson Trying To Get Reinstated Before Free Agency

According to a source that spoke to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Adrian Peterson‘s new lawsuit against the NFL, which was filed by the NFLPA on Monday, is attempting to have push back the date for him return from his suspension. As things stand right now, Peterson would return on April 15. However, the hope for Peterson is that he can get his return date set for the beginning...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA sues NFL in Adrian Peterson suspension case

            Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. The NFLPA is challenging arbitrator Harold Henderson’s decision to uphold Adrian Peterson’s suspension by the league. The lawsuit comes as ABC News has obtained a recording of...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL exec promised Peterson two-game suspension in recorded call

A recording between Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson and a top NFL executive allegedly reveals that the suspended running back was promised a shorter suspension than he ultimately received. According to ABC News, which says that it has exclusively obtained the recording from Peterson's lawyers, Vincent promised Peterson a two-game suspension over child abuse charges in the Nov....
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio of Peterson's talk with NFL exec released

A recording revealed Monday suggests the NFL promised Adrian Peterson a two-game suspension over child abuse charges rather than the full-season ban imposed on the Minnesota Vikings running back that was upheld on appeal Friday. The player's lawyers supplied ABC News with a recording of a phone call between Peterson and Troy Vincent, the league's executive vice president of football...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want from me?'

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out. "How much more you all want from me, you know what I'm saying?" Peterson said...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want from me?'

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out. "How much more you all want from me, you know what I'm saying?" Peterson said...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent in Hot Water: Tapes Released of Him Telling Peterson He’ll Get 2-Game Suspension

ABC News obtained a phone recording of NFL executive Troy Vincent telling Adrian Peterson that he would only receive a 2-game suspension for his child abuse case. Vincent, Executive Vice President of Football Operations, was previously accused by Peterson and his attorneys that he gave the Vikings running back false information and did not keep his Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Report: Peterson asked NFL to consider lost endorsements, missed games

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out. ''How much more you all want from me, you know what I'm saying?'' Peterson said...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want'

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive last month that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider before suspending him that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season. The six-time Pro Bowl running back spoke with Troy Vincent, the league's executive vice president for football operations, in the days leading...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Cardinals, Colts, Seahawks

Adrian Peterson Tom Pelissero reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to file his lawsuit against the the NFL in federal court in Minnesota on Monday. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Peterson intends to play next year, despite the fact that he recently mentioned that he could retire and consider preparing for the Olympics. Cardinals HC Bruce Arians...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015

It’s highly unlikely that Adrian Peterson will actually retire from football to pursue his dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter, despite recent reports that were circulating. The Minnesota Vikings running back plans to play in the NFL in 2015, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. Peterson will be filing a lawsuit as soon as Monday in an attempt to secure full reinstatement...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chillin on the Train in a Jim Kleinsasser Jersey

I guess after all the Adrian Peterson you have to bring out the Jim Kleinsasser jersey…..I guess. #Vikings #NFL pic.twitter.com/NZCkT9iFUn — WTF Jerseys (@wtf_jerseys) December 14, 2014 Much props to this dude for rocking a Jim Kleinsasser jersey. Kleinsasser was a men among men as he made his living as a human battering ram. He was twice a member of USA Today’s All Joe...
Via Bacon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption if history is a guide. Neither were put in prison...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption if history is a guide. Neither were put in prison...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I’ve Considered Retiring From NFL, Running In Olympics

This embed is invalid" /> Adrian Peterson knows he will not play another down for the Minnesota Vikings this season. An NFL ruling Friday denying his appeal made sure of that. The running back will be eligible for reinstatement April 15, but he’s apparently mulled the idea of walking away from the game altogether. “I’ve considered retiring from the NFL...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Won’t Carry Into 2015 Season

Friday’s ruling that upheld the suspension of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson contains one hopeful silver lining. It won’t carry over into 2015. Peterson becomes eligible for reinstatement in April 2015, but he shouldn’t miss any games. “His reinstatement would depend, of course, on complying with court and league conditions of counseling and no further incidents of...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Won’t Carry Into 2015 Season

Friday’s ruling that upheld the suspension of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson contains one hopeful silver lining. It won’t carry over into 2015. Peterson becomes eligible for reinstatement in April 2015, but he shouldn’t miss any games. “His reinstatement would depend, of course, on complying with court and league conditions of counseling and no further incidents of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I could retire from the NFL, pursue that Olympic dream

            Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be suspended until at least April 2015 after arbitrator Harold Henderson denied his appeal on Friday.  He told ESPN in a phone interview that he plans to file a lawsuit against the NFL and will consider walking away from the game...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Adrian Peterson will not be playing football again this season, and the Minnesota Vikings star claims he has given thought to never suiting up again. In a conversation with ESPN’s Ben Goessling, Peterson said he plans to file a lawsuit against the NFL. And if a potential lawsuit somehow affects his elgibility for reinstatement, AP...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson could hang up his cleats for good

Minnesota Vikings will not be returning this year, and he might nit return ever again. According to him, he is contemplating retirement. He might leave for the Real Estate world or leave to run in the Olympics? “I’ve considered retiring from the NFL,” Peterson told ESPN. “I still made $8 million this year. I’ve thought […] The post Adrian Peterson could hang up his cleats...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Tampa Bay Make A Run At Adrian Peterson Or RGIII?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently sit solidly at 2-11.  The are holding the fourth position in the NFC South.  In case you haven't heard, the NFC South is bad.  Sadly, the Buccaneers are worse. How bad are the Buccaneers?  Quarterback Josh McCown is rocking a 73.9 quarterback rating.  He has tossed nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  He looks nothing like the McCown of...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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