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Report: Vikings were surprised by Adrian Peterson suspension

The Vikings reportedly didn't know the league would suspend running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of 2014.

Report: Vikings general counsel has been working against Peterson

So who was Vikings running back Adrian Peterson referring to when he said that someone with the organization didn’t support him? According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Peterson was referring to Vikings general counsel Kevin Warren.  Schefter also reports that Warren and the NFL have been working together to ensure that Peterson doesn’t play this…

Vikings staff wants Adrian Peterson back in 2015

Adrian Peterson isn't eligible to be reinstated until April, but the Vikings reportedly want to see the running back return to the team in 2015. The future for Adrian Peterson is far from clear after his appeal for reinstatement was denied, leaving the running back ineligible to be considered for reinstatement until April. Show More Summary

Man, the Vikings Could Really Use Adrian Peterson: Week 12 NFL Preview

A lot of intriguing action in Week 12, including a relocated game, the NFL’s #1 defense against Tom Brady, the return of Josh Gordon, Lovie Smith’s return to Chicago, Denver finally returning home, DeMarco Murray against the NFL’s worst run defense, and so much more. Show More Summary

Is Henderson independent? As usual, NFL and NFLPA can’t agree

The NFLPA wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to delegate the ability to resolve the appeal of Adrian Peterson’s suspension to a neutral, third-party arbitrator. Goodell instead delegated the case to former NFL executive Harold Henderson. While not the kind of independence the NFLPA envisioned, Henderson isn’t currently a direct employee of the league office. Sure, he’s…

Adrian Peterson Ponders Leaving Vikings Amid Child Abuse Charges

In the midst of a major investigation into accusations of child abuse, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says his departure from the team could be best for him and the organization, the Associated Press reports.

Adrian Peterson Says He's Super Sorry About Hitting His Son — And Here's How He's Reforming Himself

Things might have been different if he'd said this upfront! Adrian Peterson was suspended for the rest of the NFL season for disciplining his son so harshly that he drew blood. Well, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that since the Minnesota Vikings running back didn't show remorse, he's done playing for the year. [ Related: Adrian Peterson Suspended [...]

Union questions Harold Henderson’s neutrality

On Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed former NFL executive Harold Henderson to resolve the appeal filed by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under the personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association does not believe that the action satisfies its request for a neutral third-party arbitrator. “A long-time NFL Executive and current legal consultant cannot,…

Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice or Richie Incognito: Who Returns to the NFL 1st?

2 days agoSports : The Big Lead

The 2014-2015 NFL season ended with a thud: The Seahawks drilled the Broncos in one of the least competitive, most boring Super Bowls ever. (...)

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has appeal hearing set for Dec. 2

Adrian Peterson's slim hope of playing in 2014 will be determined in an appeals hearing set for Dec. 2.

Goodell delegates Peterson appeal to Harold Henderson

The NFLPA got what it wanted.  Kind of.  Sort of.  Not really. Commissioner Roger Goodell will not handle the appeal of Adrian Peterson’s rest-of-season suspension.  Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Goodell has delegated the appeal to Harold Henderson, a former NFL executive who routinely resolves appeals under the league’s substance-abuse and PED policies.…

Adrian Peterson appeal set for Tuesday

The hearing will not be heard by Roger Goodell. Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing has been set for Dec. 2, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Harold Henderson, who also heard the Josh Gordon case, will oversee the hearing insteadShow More Summary

Adrian Peterson: 'I won't ever use a switch again.'

Speaking with USA Today Sports on Thursday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson addressed his child abuse case, which was settled with a plea deal earlier this month. "I won't ever use a switch again," Peterson said. "No one knows how I felt when I turned my child around after spanking him and seeing what I had left on his leg. Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson: No More Switch Whooping For Me!

Adrian Peterson says he has realized the error of his ways and will no longer use a switch to discipline his kids, although critics say it's too little, too late. In a new interview with USA Today, he says he understands why people are...Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson Switches Course on Switch-Beating

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson, suspended for the rest of the 2014 season after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault, has reversed his position on using a switch to discipline children. On Thursday, Peterson told USA Today, "I won't ever use a switch again. Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson to Roger Goodell: 'Don't say that I'm not remorseful'

Adrian Peterson would love to have a face-to-face conversation with Roger Goodell, the man who on Tuesday suspended him without pay for at least the rest of this NFL season two weeks after the Minnesota Vikings running back's no-contest plea to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge.

Adrian Peterson: "I won't ever use a switch again"

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

After child abuse charges, NFL star says he spoke last week with his son for the first time in five months

Adrian Peterson Says He Won't Use A Switch Again; Doesn't Want Ray Rice Comparison

Adrian Peterson has given an in-depth interview for the first time since being indicted last September for severely beating his four-year-old son in as an act of discipline.

Change Of Heart: Child Abusin’ Baller Adrian Peterson Finally Speaks “I’ll Never Use A Switch Again, Don’t Put Me In Ray Rice Category”

Straight from the horse’s mouth Via USAToday It had been five months since Adrian Peterson spoke to his 4-year-old son. Somewhere deep inside, Peterson believes he knew what awaited him on the other end of the line. But he couldn’t

Adrian Peterson -- I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out -- saying he's a changed man and vows to never, ever hit any of his children with a switc again... in what seems like an obvious ploy to appease NFL Commish Roger Goodell. The NFL star just gave an…

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