Ain't No Pain Like A Brett Favre INT

I'd somehow never seen this video before Will Leitch included it in his ranking of the decade's conference championship games. On the off chance you haven't either, remedy that: it's Brett Favre's game-killing interception against the Saints in 2010, spliced in with Vikings fans' histrionic reactions. It's the sort of… » 1/16/15 1:06pm 1/16/15 1:06pm

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

Vikings Tackle Matt Kalil Knocks A Heckler's Hat Off His Head

Reader Thad sends along this video of Vikings tackle Matt Kalil leaving the stadium after yesterday's loss to the Packers. At the very start of the video, you can see Kalil walk up to a Vikings fan, knock the dude's hat off his head, and then walk away. Then someone throws something at Kalil, and misses badly. » 11/24/14 11:33am 11/24/14 11:33am

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

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