Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Booger McFarland: “The NFLPA is not protecting NFL players right now.”

Former NFL defensive lineman and current analyst for the SEC Network, Anthony “Booger” McFarland joins The Home Team each week to provide insight into the USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, top 25 college football teams, and […]

11/18/2014

FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to […]

09/19/2014

Minnesota Vikings executive vice president & general manager Rick Spielman, left, speaks as owner/chairman Mark Wilf, center, and executive vice president legal affairs Kevin Warren, right,  listen during a news conference  in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, team owner Zygi Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith’s career rushing […]

09/18/2014

FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stretches during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

After making ‘mistake,’ Vikings bench RB Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a […]

09/17/2014

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)

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of […]

09/16/2014

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. […]

09/16/2014

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 […]

09/15/2014

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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