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AP Will Play Sunday, Releases Statement On Incident

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.

09/15/2014

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Full Text Of Adrian Peterson’s Statement On Child Abuse Charges

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.

09/15/2014

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Adrian Peterson’s First Court Hearing Delayed To Oct.

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.

09/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-15-14

What should happen to Adrian Peterson? Listen to what Listeners had to say and other highlights on today’s podcast. Click the link above to listen!

09/15/2014

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Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Lay Egg In Home Opener

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.

09/15/2014

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Fans’ View Of Adrian Peterson

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.

09/14/2014

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Brady, Patriots Bounce Back To Beat Vikings 30-7

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.

09/14/2014

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Adrian Peterson Not At Stadium For Vikings Game

Plenty of No. 28 purple jerseys showed up for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings home opener. None were worn by the face of the franchise.

09/14/2014

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Tailgating Fan Wears Peterson Jersey, Hits People With Switch

A tailgating woman wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey ahead of Sunday’s match-up against New England was hitting people outside TCF Bank Stadium with a wooden stick, or switch.

09/14/2014

Chris Cook Attorney Talks Adrian Peterson Case

Adrian Peterson is facing not only a criminal prosecution in Texas. but punishment by the NFL. Just two weeks ago, the league announced a new domestic abuse policy.

09/14/2014

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For The NFL, This Last Week Has Been A PR Nightmare

For the NFL, it’s been an ugly start to the season. The past week has been wracked with big football stars in the headlines for serious crimes. A video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his fiancé. He’s since been suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Now, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is facing child abuse charges.

09/14/2014

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NFL To Review Peterson Case Under Personal Conduct Policy

An NFL spokesperson said Saturday the league will review the Adrian Peterson case under its personal conduct policy.

09/13/2014

Corporal Punishment Widespread, But Declining

Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still widely practiced in homes and schools.

09/13/2014

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Peterson Out, Vikings Promote Banyard

The Minnesota Vikings have made a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson’s absence, by signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad.

09/13/2014

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NFL Endures One Of Its Worst Weeks Ever

In the span of five days, America’s favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch, reminders of two more lingering domestic violence cases — all being overseen by a commissioner, Roger Goodell, who has looked ill-suited to handle any of it.

09/13/2014

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