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

Thursday Games Not Shitty, Says NFL After Another Shitty Thursday Game

So, that was gross. Vikings-Packers finished with a score of a million to a little, or somewhere in that range. (I have to look it up. I didn't watch, because I don't hate myself.) And yet, it wasn't close to the biggest blowout nor the worst game on the Thursday night slate so far. » 10/03/14 1:15pm 10/03/14 1:15pm

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

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

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