Adrian Peterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Adrian Peterson is most likely done in Minnesota

    Pro Football Talk "In the immediate aftermath of the child-abuse charges filed against Adrian Peterson, it seemed probable that he wouldn’t be playing for the Vikings after the 2014 season. It’s now likely that Peterson will never wear a Vikings uniform again. Essentially suspended with pay until his legal case..." September 18

  • Adrian Peterson’s mother defends son’s parenting

    Houston Chronicle "Seated on a couch at her home overlooking a golf course in Spring, Bonita Jackson dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she discussed her distress over the highly charged debate that’s playing out over allegations that her son, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, injured his 4-year-old son..." September 18

  • Captain Munnerlyn: Peterson 'should be able to play football' "Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Wednesday called Adrian Peterson's deactivation the "right decision" for his embattled organization, but not everyone inside the building agrees. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn later told reporters that he was mystified by Peterson landing on the Exempt/Commissioner's..." September 17

  • 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..." September 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Whether Adrian Peterson plays again this year will depend on when legal case is resolved. But Vikings intend to bring him back, per sources.

  • Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson indefinitely

    USA Today "The Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring the running back to abstain from team activities during his child-abuse case, the team announced Wednesday morning. Peterson was indicted last Thursday on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old..." September 17

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Don't be surprised if Vikings reverse course on letting Adrian Peterson play this Sunday. Hearing that Monday's decision could change.

  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton: Peterson's actions 'a public embarassment'

    Kare 11 "Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have stayed suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the legal system. Peterson is accused in Texas of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. The governor said in a statement to KARE..." September 16

  • Peterson faced accusation in 2013 "Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, was accused in a previous incident involving another son who was 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported. They are allegations the Minnesota Vikings running back's lawyer says were unfounded and more than a year..." September 16

  • Nike pulls Peterson merchandise out of stores in Twin Cities

    Fox Sports "Are you looking for a Adrian Peterson jersey? Nike has decided — in the wake of the scandal involving the Vikings running back and his indictment for alleged child abuse — to pull all Peterson merchandise out of their stores located in the Twin Cities area. So, if you're in Minneapolis or St...." September 16

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #NFL says #Vikings Adrian Peterson and #Panthers Greg Hardy under review. New hire Lisa Friel _ former NY prosecutor _ examining both.

  • Whippings part of Adrian Peterson's childhood

    USA Today "David Cummings and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson still talk about the frequent whippings Peterson's father administered — and one whipping in particular. Cummings says he and Peterson were leaving football practice while in middle school when Peterson's father, Nelson, was..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson -- ANOTHER Child Abuse Investigation ... AP Cleared "Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ the reason the case went nowhere is because Adrian did NOT strike the boy in the forehead -- but instead the child accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Adrian was punishing him. We're also told the form of discipline was "not impermissible."..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson reinstated by Vikings, expected to play at Saints

    USA Today "The Minnesota Vikings are standing behind Adrian Peterson. The team announced Monday that its star halfback will fully participate in meetings and practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings had deactivated Peterson, 29, for their game..." September 16

  • Vikings won’t cut Adrian Peterson, but may trade him

    New York Post "All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson could be on the trading block if even uglier details emerge from his felony child abuse case in Houston, The Post has learned. An NFL source familiar with the thinking of the Vikings’ ownership group said Sunday the only certainty is Peterson won’t be..." September 16

  • Adrian Peterson: I am not a child abuser

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the lineup in Week Three after missing Sunday’s loss to the Patriots after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child in Houston last week. Peterson released a statement on Monday saying that he “very much”..." September 15

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    Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

    Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson Sunday.

  • Reports: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson indicted for child injury "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of child injury in Texas, according to multiple reports. According to MyFOXHouston, the charges are for "reckless or negligent injury to a child." Child Protective Services confirms to TMZ they are working on a case involving..." September 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Arrest of Adrian Peterson (reported by @MarkBermanFox26) stems from the disciplining of a son with a switch, source says. He’s been indicted

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Vikings are currently deciding on Peterson's status for this weekend

  • Adrian Peterson: TD on first run "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is calling it again: Touchdown. On his first carry of the season. Just like he said he predicted last year. "Yeah, I might as well speak it: Touchdown, first run," Peterson said Thursday. A year ago, Peterson, who hadn't played during the..." September 04

  • Adrian Peterson: I'd play for Cowboys "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the Vikings, according to an "Outside the Lines" report. "Well, I understand, Adrian," Jones told Peterson during the..." August 28

  • Adrian Peterson: 'This is the offense I've been waiting for' "The gift of being Adrian Peterson is being a freakish athlete with the strongest grip known to man. The curse of being Adrian Peterson? Sometimes the rest of the world doesn't live up to your standards. Peterson's been on some bad Vikings teams since being drafted in 2007 and he's had to carry..." August 27

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    Master Tesfatsion @MasterStrib

    Zimmer said Adrian Peterson won't play vs Cardinals either #Vikings

  • Adrian Peterson talks life changes "Ten months after the death of his son in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he has made some major changes in his life. One of the game's top ballcarriers -- he's run for more than 1,000 yards in six of his seven pro seasons and topped 2,000 yards in..." August 13

  • Adrian Peterson won't play in preseason opener

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he talked to head coach Mike Zimmer about his workload for Friday’s preseason opener against the Raiders. “Maybe 10-15 carries in this game. …I’m joking,” Peterson said. The conversation probably lasted about as long as the quote. Peterson will not..." August 05

  • Adrian Peterson praises versatile Minnesota Vikings offense "Adrian Peterson has played with some great hand-off quarterbacks for the Vikings since entering the league in 2007: Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, et al. Minnesota's milquetoast collection of signal-callers -- minus Brett Favre's..." July 29

  • Adrian Peterson -- YES, I GOT MARRIED!!! "Adrian Peterson is a married man ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. We spoke to AP's rep who confirms the Minnesota Vikings running back recently tied the knot to girlfriend Ashley Brown. The two were both wearing wedding rings at the Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in Minnesota this weekend" July 22

  • Peterson wants to re-establish running back position "The running back position is being devalued throughout the NFL, but Adrian Peterson would like to be the man to reverse that trend. The Minnesota Vikings back told Dan Pompei, for Sports on Earth, he wants to "beat down the things they are saying about the running back position." Those..." June 26

  • Adrian Peterson muses about Vikings future "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who turned 29 in March, has no plans to be done playing football by the time the Vikings open their new stadium in 2016. He's aware enough of the NFL's business side, though, to know he might not be in Minnesota by that point. Peterson, who has..." June 19

  • Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has empathy for former players suing over meds "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he feels bad for former players who are now suing the NFL over painkillers and other medication given to them during their playing days. Last month, more than 600 players filed suit against the league saying that the NFL obtained and..." June 04

  • Vikings also could be hunting for Peterson backup in draft

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings will look for a possible franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. They also might seek a future key running back. Adrian Peterson will play in 2014, his final season in his 20s. With backup Toby Gerhart having bolted to Jacksonville as a free agent, it's not too early to be thinking..." May 05