Adrian Peterson

Vikings general manger Rick Spielman talks with reporters about the decision to allow Adrian Peterson to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Sept. 15 , 2014. in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Vikings had benched Peterson after news broke Friday that he had used a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son,  causing unspecified injuries  (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. […]

5 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson makes his way off an NFL football practice field at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)

Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings two days after he was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son, and the […]

23 hours ago

This photo provided by the Montgomery County sheriff’s office shows the booking photo of Adrian Peterson.  Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons and the Minnesota Vikings promptly benched him for their game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 against the New England Patriots. Peterson turned himself in early Saturday at a jail in Montgomery County, near Houston, where he has a home. He was processed and released.  (AP Photo/Montgomery County sheriff’s office)

Adrian Peterson not at stadium for Vikings game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Plenty of No. 28 purple jerseys showed up for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings home opener. None were worn by the face of the franchise. Adrian Peterson did not accompany the team to the […]

09/14/2014

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and "used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son." Hardin says Peterson regrets the incident but never intended to harm the boy. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son and the team benched him for this weekend’s game […]

09/12/2014

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