Adrian Peterson Gives 90-Minute Interview, Doesn't Say Much

Adrian Peterson has finally broken a two month silence. After he was placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list on September 17th, he's basically only communicated through bizzaro twitter postings and closed-door hearings. Tonight he spoke with USA Today's Pelissero tonight for a "more than 90-minute"… » 11/20/14 11:15pm Thursday 11:15pm

How The NFL Exploited A Child Abuser To Restore Its Brand

1. When talking or writing about the NFL's handling of the Adrian Peterson case, it's difficult to separate discussion of the vicious cruelty of Peterson's actions from the fairness of the NFL's adjudicatory process. You can wholeheartedly believe Peterson belongs in jail, or in hell, and believe at the same time… » 11/18/14 2:44pm Tuesday 2:44pm

“Fuckin’ Adrian Peterson, Man.” Fun With Chris Pratt!

I did a whole big cover story on Chris Pratt for GQ (which you can read right here), but if you're one of those people who reply THA GOD to every single Instagram photo of him and you need more Pratt in your life, there will be a shitload of extras from the article posting there online tomorrow. For now, here is a… » 11/17/14 1:17pm Monday 1:17pm

Adrian Peterson: Planned Hearing Was "Inconsistent With The CBA"

Yesterday, Adam Schefter reported that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson bailed on a disciplinary hearing scheduled for last Friday. The NFL claimed they set the meeting because Peterson and the NFLPA kept asking for the matter resolved as quickly as possible. This morning, on the NFLPA's site, Peterson released a… » 11/16/14 10:43am 11/16/14 10:43am

Report: Adrian Peterson Skips Previously Agreed To Hearing With NFL

Since pleading no contest to child injury charges almost two weeks ago, Adrian Peterson has been embroiled in a dispute with the NFL about when he can return to the field. A Facebook post from Adam Schefter reveals that Peterson and the NFL had previously agreed to a disciplinary hearing scheduled for yesterday, but… » 11/15/14 3:25pm 11/15/14 3:25pm

NFL And NFLPA Locked In Dispute Over Adrian Peterson's Reinstatement

The dispute surrounding Adrian Peterson's reinstatement—or lack thereof—after pleading no contest to child injury charges is heating up. Late last week the NFL Players Association sent a letter to the NFL demanding Peterson be reinstated. That tactic apparently failed, as today the NFLPA announced that it had filed a… » 11/10/14 8:52pm 11/10/14 8:52pm

Reports: NFLPA Demands Peterson Reinstatement; Vikings Execs Divided

Despite reaching a plea deal in his child abuse case earlier this week, the NFL has not yet reinstated Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. On Friday, the NFLPA reportedly sent a letter to the league demanding that Peterson be reinstated on the basis that the league reneged on the deal that was originally promised to… » 11/09/14 11:26am 11/09/14 11:26am

Report: Adrian Peterson Going For Plea Deal In Bid To Avoid Jail

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will plead no contest today to try and avoid his trial on child injury charges, according to a report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. (Florio cites "a source with knowledge of the situation"—presumably someone on Peterson's defense team.) The plea will keep him out of… » 11/04/14 12:30pm 11/04/14 12:30pm

A Mascot Showed Up At Adrian Peterson's Court Hearing Today

Adrian Peterson made his first appearance in a Montgomery County (Texas) court today on the charge of reckless or negligent injury to one of his sons. Not much happened. The indefinitely suspended running back didn't even enter a formal plea. The prosecutor said he would file a motion asking for a new judge after… » 10/08/14 3:08pm 10/08/14 3:08pm

How Much Charity Did Adrian Peterson's All Day Foundation Do? [UPDATE]

Adrian Peterson's All Day Foundation has been described as focusing on at-risk children, particularly girls. But there's an interesting tidbit buried within a lengthy Star Tribune takeout on the indefinitely suspended running back that's worth a lot more attention than his sex life, which is the focus of the piece: » 10/06/14 1:52pm 10/06/14 1:52pm

Man Charged With Killing Adrian Peterson's Son Keeps Making Bail

Joseph Patterson, the South Dakota man accused of killing Tyrese Ruffin, Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old biological son last October, is currently free after posting a $2 million bond on charges that he assaulted Ruffin's mother. This is the second time in under a year that he's bonded out on charges that could bring… » 9/24/14 2:15pm 9/24/14 2:15pm

Peter King Thinks He Thinks You Think Goodell Is Doing A Good Job, Maybe

There's an NBC News/Marist poll going around—maybe you've seen it—in which 606 adults answered questions about the NFL's and Roger Goodell's handling of its various domestic violence scandals. One of the questions asks whether respondents think Roger Goodell should resign; 29 percent of them say yes, 43 percent say… » 9/22/14 11:35am 9/22/14 11:35am