Minnesota Vikings

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 […]

15 hours ago

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. […]

21 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 […]

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

The Minnesota Vikings play the Oakland Raiders during a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Vikings: ‘No more wiggle room’ in stadium schedule

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest construction schedule for the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion stadium leaves “no more wiggle room,” a team official said Wednesday. Minnesota Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told The Associated […]

09/10/2014

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph walks to the field during NFL football training camp, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is on track to play in the season opener, less than a month after he was shot in the leg. Joseph spoke publicly […]

08/26/2014

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league. So […]

08/25/2014

FILE - This artists rendering released on May 13, 2013, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings shows the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. (AP Photo/HKS Sports and Entertainment Group, File)

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. Rising steel prices and refined cost estimates for the […]

08/22/2014

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)

Adrian Peterson has dealt with tragedy often

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver. For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. […]

10/12/2013

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