Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • NFLPA rails against selection of Peterson appeals officer

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell won't hear the appeal of Adrian Peterson's suspension. But the NFL Players Association isn't happy with who will. The league announced Friday that Goodell has appointed appeals officer Harold Henderson to hear Peterson's appeal Dec. 2. Henderson spent 16 years as..." November 22

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Breaking: Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing has been set for 12/2 and Harold Henderson, NOT Roger Goodell, will be the hearing officer

  • Adrian Peterson: 'I won't ever use a switch again'

    USA Today "It had been five months since Adrian Peterson spoke to his 4-year-old son. Somewhere deep inside, Peterson believes he knew what awaited him on the other end of the line. But he couldn't be sure until he placed the call last week. "When he got on the phone, he said, 'Hey Dad,'" Peterson..." November 21

  • Adrian Peterson officially appeals suspension

    SB Nation "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has officially appealed his season-long suspension Thursday morning, according to Ian Rapoport. Peterson and the National Football League Players Association have contended the league did not act in accordance with the Collective Bargaining..." November 20

  • LaDainian Tomlinson: Adrian Peterson to the Cowboys could be a 'no-brainer'

    Dallas Morning News "Former TCU and NFL star running back LaDainian Tomlinson joined KRLD-FM 105.3 recently to talk all things football. Here are some of the highlights: On DeMarco Murray’s workload and how that should be handled by the Cowboys: “The first thing when it comes to handling DeMarco’s workload, I..." November 20

  • NFL V.P.: No one told Adrian Peterson he’d get “time served”

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL Players Association says that an NFL executive told Adrian Peterson that he would get credit for “time served” during his time on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, meaning he wouldn’t be suspended beyond that time after he accepted a plea deal on a charge of injuring his son. The NFL says..." November 19

  • Report: Vikings do not plan to trade or release Adrian Peterson "The Vikings have no plans to part ways with running back Adrian Peterson, according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. According to Hubbuch, Peterson's future with the team will be reevaluated after this season by GM Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer. Peterson was suspended..." November 19

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    Arbitrator Shyam Das has ruled the NFL can keep Adrian Peterson on the exempt list.

  • Peterson ruling could come by Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "As expected, arbitrator Shyam Das conducted a hearing on Monday regarding the effort to reinstate Vikings running back Adrian Peterson from the Commissioner-Exempt list. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the hearing was conducted and fully completed on Monday. By rule, a decision..." November 18

  • NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for at least rest of season

    USA Today "The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson for at least the remainder of the regular season. Peterson is almost certain to appeal the suspension and request neutral arbitration. The complete media release is as follows: Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was..." November 18

  • NFLPA Statement on Adrian Peterson Suspension "The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary..." November 18

  • NFLPA claims NFL exec promised time served for Adrian Peterson "After the NFL announced Adrian Peterson's suspension for a full year, the NFLPA swiftly announced its intentions to appeal the suspension. In that announcement, the union also snuck in a surprising point, noting "an NFL executive told Adrian that his time on the commissioner's list would be..." November 18

  • Adrian Peterson suspension: Must undergo counseling, faces banishment "Adrian Peterson was suspended for the remainder of the season without pay, the NFL announced on Tuesday. The NFLPA will appeal the suspension. As part of that announcement, the NFL released a lengthy letter written by Roger Goodell to Peterson, detailing why he was suspended and what he will face..." November 18

  • Report: Adrian Peterson backed out of a meeting with the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s quest to return to the field has taken a surprising turn, as Peterson reportedly declined to appear at a meeting with the league office that he originally said he would attend. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Peterson declined to show up to a..." November 16

  • Jared Allen thinks Adrian Peterson should be allowed to play in the NFL "Adrian Peterson's legal issues are behind him after pleading no contest to misdemeanor child-abuse charges, but his NFL future remains up in the air. His reinstatement hearing with the league is set for Monday, one day after the Vikings face the desperate-for-something-other-than-a-blowout Bears,..." November 14

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The Adrian Peterson hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Monday and will be via conference call, source says.

  • Vikings: Adrian Peterson 'can't wait to play,' teammate says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings running back Matt Asiata has been exchanging texts with Adrian Peterson over the past week and says Peterson is optimistic about soon returning to the Vikings. The star running back was indicted in Texas in September on a felony charge of child abuse before plea bargaining last week to..." November 14

  • Ricky Williams: I don't think Adrian Peterson did anything wrong

    Fox Sports Southwest "According to reports, Adrian Peterson will plead his case Monday in front of an arbitrator in hopes of returning to the NFL this season after pleading out his child-abuse case. In the meantime, he has a supporter in former Heisman-winning running back Ricky Williams. Williams made an..." November 13

  • Why Adrian Peterson, Vikings need to go in separate directions

    Yahoo! Sports "Adrian Peterson is ready to move on from the past few months. He said as much last week as he exited a courthouse in Texas. In a stairway convoy with his wife, parents and led by his wing-tipped attorney, the conversation turned to moving on … away from his legal issues … forward as a father …..." November 12

  • NFLPA files grievance to get Adrian Peterson reinstated

    Pro Football Talk "As Adrian Peterson remains in the limbo of the NFL’s Commissioner’s Exempt List, the players’ union says it’s time to let him resume his career. The NFL Players Association released a statement Monday afternoon saying it has filed a grievance to get Peterson off the exempt list. “The NFLPA..." November 11

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Mike Zimmer says the #Vikings support Peterson. Said the NFL has not provided a timetable.

  • Vikings should just cut Adrian Peterson and skip the circus

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Just cut him. The circus comes to town this week, and it stars Adrian Peterson, Roger Goodell, Vikings ownership, the players union and enough lawyers to fill TCF Bank Stadium. This could make the Love Boat look like a pleasant dinner cruise down the Mississippi. And for what? Why drag this..." November 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Adrian Peterson being on paid-leave since his situation arose is not considered discipline, source points out. Suspension looms.

  • Nike terminates deal with Adrian Peterson

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever happens between Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and his primary employer, Peterson now has one less entity giving him money. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Nike has terminated its contract with Peterson. Previously, Nike suspended the arrangement on September 17. He..." November 07

  • Sources: NFL nixed Peterson reinstatement immediately after plea deal

    Fox Sports "The NFL rejected an attempt by Adrian Peterson's camp for immediate reinstatement following his plea agreement on Tuesday and refused to engage in discussions regarding a settlement over his playing status, two sources informed of the discussions told FOX Sports. Peterson's camp, which included..." November 06

  • Mother of Adrian Peterson's son doesn't want NFL to punish Vikings RB

    USA Today "The mother of the boy at the center of the Adrian Peterson case agrees with the plea deal reached Tuesday, wants Peterson to remain involved in his son's life and doesn't want the NFL to further punish the banished Minnesota Vikings star, her attorney says. "The entire matter has been very..." November 06

  • Peterson decision now in NFL hands

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Now that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has entered into a plea agreement in Texas, avoiding jail time while resolving his child abuse case quickly, Peterson’s situation is no longer a legal matter but an NFL matter. The Vikings continue to have internal discussions about whether..." November 06

  • Adrian Peterson receives $4,000 fine, probation on plea deal

    SB Nation "Adrian Peterson's plea deal has been accepted, resolving his legal trouble but clouding his immediate NFL future. Adrian Peterson has signed a plea of no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless assault, paving the way for his return to the NFL. The plea was accepted by Montgomery County..." November 04

  • '100% support' for Adrian Peterson in Vikings locker room

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wouldn't comment Tuesday on the possible return of exiled star Adrian Peterson. But Peterson's teammates say they'd have no problem with him returning after the resolution of his court case in Texas. "I think everybody's hopeful that he'll have an..." November 04

  • Peterson avoids jail time in child abuse case

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault as part of plea deal with prosecutors to resolve his felony child abuse case. As part of the deal, Peterson will avoid jail time and instead be ordered to pay a $4,000..." November 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    .@NFL spokesman @gregaiello said the league will review the Adrian Peterson matter. “We cannot provide a timetable.”

  • Adrian Peterson will plead no contest to misdemeanor

    Pro Football Talk "With fewer than four weeks until the start of his trial on felony child-abuse charges, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will reach an agreement today to resolve the case. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson will plead no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless..." November 04

  • Adrian Peterson to face jail after marijuana admission?

    USA Today "Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson could be facing a week in jail after allegedly admitting last week to smoking marijuana. The judge in Peterson's case, Kelly Case, told an audience last year that he gives a one-week jail sentence to those who test positive in their first..." October 15

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    According to court documents, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially entered his plea of not guilty.

  • Peterson arrest sought for 'weed' admission "Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas, have filed paperwork to have Adrian Peterson's bail revoked and the Minnesota Vikings running back re-arrested after he told a drug tester that he had recently smoked marijuana before taking a urinalysis test Wednesday. According to the filing signed by..." October 10

  • Adrian Peterson Case -- Prosecutor Trashes Judge ... You're Terrible At Your Job! "It's FULL BLOWN WAR in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case -- with the prosecutor CALLING OUT THE JUDGE ... as an incompetent, trash-talking jerk who can't be trusted with the AP case. TMZ Sports has obtained new court docs filed by the District Attorney of Montgomery County, TX ... who..." October 09

  • 'Little to No Chance' Peterson Plays in 2014 Even If Found Not Guilty

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Peterson's court appearance delivered new developments today. Peterson did not enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, however there is a trial date set. Will Adrian Peterson play in the NFL this season? Will Peterson be able to play next season with the Minnesota Vikings? Watch as Adam..." October 08

  • Adrian Peterson trial date tentatively set for December 1

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson appeared in court today on charges of reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, but he did not get a firm court date. Peterson sat among prisoners in striped jail uniforms as his attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked that a trial be scheduled as soon as..." October 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Rusty Hardin said the Peterson case is on the docket for Dec. 1. "Adrian is chomping at the bit to publicly talk." Has been advised not to.

  • Adrian Peterson tweets denial of … nothing in particular

    New York Post "Adrian Peterson thinks it’s sad that people will believe anything in the media, but the Vikings running back apparently has no intention of clearing up any of the falsehoods he believes are circulating. Peterson, the former MVP who has been sidelined most of the season after being accused of..." October 08

  • Adrian Peterson -- I Didn't Charge an Orgy Hotel Room to My Charity! "Adrian Peterson did not use funds from his charity to pay for a hotel room where an orgy allegedly took place ... and claims he's never taken money from his charity for his own personal use. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported this week, Peterson was accused of using a credit card linked to..." October 08

  • Peterson's lawyer addresses charity allegations "When the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Monday that Adrian Peterson's foundation had filed contradictory financial records and that a Peterson relative had admitted to using a foundation credit card to pay for a hotel room that was used for an alleged sex party in 2011, the Vikingsstar running..." October 08

  • Peterson to push for December 1 trial date

    Pro Football Talk "If Wednesday’s hearing goes as planned, Adrian Peterson will spend Thanksgiving weekend doing anything but eating turkey. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hopes to emerge from court tomorrow with a December 1 trial date for his child-abuse case in..." October 07

  • Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty "A day before Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson makes his first court appearance in Texas, it appears he will not consider pleading guilty to child abuse charges in an attempt to expedite his return to the playing field. Mary Flood, the spokesperson for Peterson's attorney, Rusty..." October 07

  • Adrian Peterson: 'It's sad' how people believe media reports "Adrian Peterson's name has been in the mouths of media members plenty over the past month plus. It was there again on Monday with a report of questionable financial behavior by his charitable foundation. Peterson didn't issue an official comment on the matter, but he did tweet Tuesday how "it's..." October 07

  • Adrian Peterson’s Used His Charity’s CC for Orgy With 4 Girls

    Black Sports Online "The Minnesota Star-Tribune has brought to light some very disturbing details about the personal life of Adrian Peterson. Often times we believe that athletes are the image that is portrayed in the media or by the teams they are making millions times. But that is merely a facade and we rarely..." October 07

  • Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With a new season, a new coach and a $1 billion stadium on the way, the Minnesota Vikings turned to their undisputed star last summer to appear on the team’s yearbook cover: Adrian Peterson, standing confidently in a dirty purple jersey. In an accompanying interview, Peterson said it was easy..." October 06

  • Associates of Adrian Peterson only see evidence of 'a good parent'

    USA Today "Few people outside Adrian Peterson's inner circle have spent more time with him than Lou Lampson, a family friend and photographer who has documented Peterson's wedding, birthday parties, ice fishing trips, a christening and virtually everything in between. When Lampson heard Peterson had been..." October 02

  • Adrian Peterson sent motivational text to Vikings before 41-28 win "Adrian Peterson wasn't in attendance for the Vikings 41-28 win over Atlanta on Sunday, but he he did have a message for the team. Just before kickoff, Peterson sent a text message to coach Mike Zimmer, who read the text to the team, several players told KSTP-AM in Minnesota. Vikings running..." September 29

  • Adrian Peterson Graded Himself As An A+ Father In 2012 Interview

    NESN "Adrian Peterson’s parenting skills have come under fire following his indictment on a felony charge of injury to a child. But in 2012, the Minnesota Vikings running back had all the confidence in the world in his abilities as a father. During a 2012 interview with Yahoo’s Graham Bensinger,..." September 24