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

NFL Fans Prove They're Exactly As Stupid As The NFL Thinks They Are

On Monday, ESPN's SportsNation published a poll about the Vikings' reactivation of Adrian Peterson, the sort of reflexive, wallpaperish question more designed to eat up 20 or 30 seconds of the 11 a.m. SportsCenter than to gauge any actual public sentiment. A few days later it published another, asking a question… » 9/19/14 10:10am 9/19/14 10:10am

Jon Stewart Murders NFL On Air; Goodell Asks Mueller To Investigate

Jon Stewart probably thought he was done with the NFL for a little while when he took them on a week ago, but here we are. The Minnesota Vikings suspending, then unsuspending, then suspending Adrian Peterson again caught The Daily Show's attention, and Stewart spent part of Wednesday night's show disembowling… » 9/18/14 12:37am 9/18/14 12:37am

The NFL's Useful Idiots Want Roger Goodell To Get Tough; They're Wrong

The bad thing about the corruption in NFL reporting is that there's literally no way for a league higher-up to fuck up badly enough to be held to account by the people best positioned to do so. The good thing is that if you want to know what the NFL wants you to think, all you have to do is read what stooge reporters… » 9/17/14 5:06pm 9/17/14 5:06pm

No One In The NFL Can Do Anything Right

Adrian Peterson became toxic. Radisson and Catholic Charities jumped ship, he got dropped by sponsors Castrol and Mylan, got memory-holed by Wheaties, had his gear taken off the shelves at local Nike and Fan HQ stores, even got axed by the Special Olympics, to which he was appointed an "ambassador" just last week. The… » 9/17/14 9:24am 9/17/14 9:24am