Mike Max’s News And Notes For July 26
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Is Adrian Peterson looking for a new contract? Who was the surprise guest at a football camp from the entertainment world? Mike Max answers those questions in this week’s news and notes.
Adrian Peterson is in the last year of his contract. He told WCCO-TV on Tuesday he is open to re-doing his deal for the long term.
“Maybe this might be the year they come with an offer, maybe it will be in the middle of the season, I don’t know,” Peterson said. The only thing I know is I’m focused on playing football.”
Coon Rapids star running back Antonio Ford, a Division I prospect, has transferred to defending state champion Wayzata.
The U2 concert reminded officials from the University of Minnesota how much money is being lost because they can’t sell alcohol on campus stadiums and arenas. One regent estimates the figure at $3 million per year, and they said they will push hard to have the ban lifted in the next legislative session.
The reason Kurt Rambis got his contract paid was when David Kahn tried to re-assign him, he accepted instead of negotiating a buyout. Kahn gave consideration to hiring Larry Brown during this past season. Timberwolves Assistant Coach Reggie Theus thought he might get an interview for the head coaching position, but will not.
Singer Jordin Sparks paid a visit to Larry Fitzgerald’s camp at the University of Minnesota. They’ve known each other for about 10 years. Here was her impression of the camp.
“I would be dead for sure, but for them I think it’s amazing and I can’t believe they do this every day,” said Sparks. “I couldn’t do it. I’m glad singing worked out, singing worked out very well.”