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Adrian Peterson Gives In, Will Report To Vikings Practice

The monthslong staredown between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings appears to be settled, if far from amicably: Peterson has announced that he will rejoin the team for OTAs later today, apparently without getting the new contract he wanted. Though Peterson is 30 years old and will be the highest-paid running… » 6/02/15 9:24am 6/02/15 9:24am

Adrian Peterson Goes On A Twitter Rant About His Contract

Adrian Peterson and his agent don’t want to be with the Minnesota Vikings anymore. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that the running back “can play for us. Or he can not play.” While the two sides got nowhere, Peterson went ahead and aired grievances through Twitter. He sounds like he really wants a trade. » 5/28/15 5:10pm 5/28/15 5:10pm

Adrian Peterson: "It Would Be Nice" To Join The Cowboys

It’s the great unrequited trade of our time: Adrian Peterson to the Cowboys. We’ve known that both Peterson and Jerry Jones want it to happen, badly, even before Peterson’s child-abuse charges and lost season had him agitating to get out of Minnesota. He’s just making sure everyone still knows where he’d like to go. » 4/29/15 9:13am 4/29/15 9:13am

Report: Adrian Peterson's Agent Got Into Altercation With Vikings Exec

Things do not seem to be going very well between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings. According to a report from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the relationship gotten so bad that Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, just straight-up accosted a member of the Vikings front office at the NFL combine this week. » 2/23/15 3:56pm 2/23/15 3:56pm

Man Charged With Killing Adrian Peterson's Son Allegedly Violates Bond

Remember Joseph Patterson? He's the man who was charged with murder over a year ago for allegedly beating to death Tyrese Ruffin, Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son. He somehow made it out on bond, and was subsequently accused of violating that in June when he went to the house of Ann Doohen—Ruffin's mother, who he was… » 1/06/15 8:40pm 1/06/15 8:40pm

Audio: NFL Exec Told Adrian Peterson He Would Get Two-Game Suspension

ABC News has obtained a recording of a phone call between NFL executive Troy Vincent and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, which Peterson's lawyer's claim shows the league promised Peterson a two-game suspension instead of the full-season ban that was handed down and upheld under appeal on Friday. » 12/15/14 8:49am 12/15/14 8:49am

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 11/20/14 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 that… » 11/18/14 2:44pm 11/18/14 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 11/17/14 1:17pm