Winter Park, the practice facility in Eden Prairie for the Minnesota Vikings, is buzzing with activity early this week after the team’s loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. But it’s not to talk about adjustments or preparing for New Orleans. The focus has largely been on Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated last Friday after he was charged with child abuse in Texas in connection with an incident back in May.
The Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of a five-game stretch against some of the league’s best quarterbacks and offenses. The New Orleans Saints pose as a similar threat as the Vikings’ Week 2 opponent. Despite starting the season 0-2, the Saints have an offense that can single-handedly win a game. Quarterback Drew Brees carries the offense. The defense has cost them both games this season.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Monday that the decision to play Peterson has nothing to do with him as a football player.
The Adrian Peterson child abuse case is not the first time a Viking player has been in trouble. But how the Vikings are handling this case is a bit different. Vikings players have been arrested 45 times since 2000 for crimes ranging from assault, to drunk driving, to disorderly conduct.
Adrian Peterson issued a statement and was at the team facility Monday, but was not in the locker room to elaborate. His teammates, however, did.
Minnesota Vikings fans are deeply divided not only on their opinions about the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations, but on how the team reacted.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and play Sunday at New Orleans. Hours later, Peterson issued a statement on the incident, opening up about the child abuse allegations for the first time.
Here is the full text of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s statement, which he released Monday. He has been charged with child abuse for striking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he will seek to delay Peterson’s initial court appearance in Texas on a child abuse charge. Peterson is scheduled to enter a plea at a Wednesday hearing in Conroe, Texas.
The Minnesota Vikings were blown out by the New England Patriots 30-7 Sunday in the team’s home opener at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 30 straight points to lose. There is nothing positive to say about the game. Every aspect of the game was bad for the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated special teams coach Mike Priefer after a two-game suspension for making anti-gay remarks. The Vikings announced their decision Sunday night, a few hours after a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots. Priefer was suspended after former punter Chris Kluwe accused him of making anti-gay remarks at the team’s headquarters during the season.
A roundup of fan comment on Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson’s indictment on a child abuse charge, gathered outside TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, when the Vikings lost 30-7 to New England.
The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, as the Patriots breezed to a 30-7 win, coach Bill Belichick’s 200th.
Plenty of No. 28 purple jerseys showed up for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings home opener. None were worn by the face of the franchise.
Matt Asiata will start in Adrian Peterson’s place for Minnesota, with the star running back inactive for the Vikings against New England.
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