Remember the southern Minnesota volunteer firefighter who was suspended for flying a Confederate flag during a parade? Hartland city leaders say the issue remains under investigation, basically because officials have met just one time about it since it happened.
From the latest on the Hillary Clinton email controversy to Brian Williams’ suspension being over, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.
The purple-clad crowd of autograph-seeking Vikings fans gathered at the annual reporting day saved the loudest cheers for a 30-year-old running back who played in only one game last season, formally welcoming the once-marooned Peterson back to Minnesota State University as players moved into their dorm rooms for training camp on a sunny Saturday.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price has been suspended without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, according to the NFL.
Minnesota outfielder Torii Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will sit out the rest of the weekend series at Texas. Hunter was in the original lineup for Saturday’s game, but the outfielder’s decision was announced by the Twins about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.
Torii Hunter has appealed a two-game suspension that he believes is a “little harsh” for his equipment-throwing outburst after being ejected earlier this week.
The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games on Monday for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks, including next years’ first-round choice.
A person with knowledge of Adrian Peterson’s offseason workouts tells The Associated Press that star running back has decided not to attend Minnesota’s spring strength and conditioning program.
The MLB has suspended Twins pitcher Ervin Santana for 80 games without pay after testing positive for PEDs (Stanozolol).
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson issued a statement after a judge on Thursday threw out an arbitrator’s decision to suspend him. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty said the NFL unlawfully changed the rules to suspend Peterson.
A U.S. District Court judge has overturned Adrian Peterson’s suspension from the NFL and has ordered him to be reinstated. According to court documents, Judge David Doty made the decision Thursday morning to vacate the suspension.
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season. Several high-ranking Vikings officials have expressed their desire to bring Peterson back in recent weeks, and Spielman’s comments to reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis were the strongest yet.
The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom. Attorneys for the NFL Players Association were scheduled to argue Friday for Peterson’s reinstatement from a suspension levied by the league under its controversial personal conduct policy.
University of Minnesota sophomore Vinni Lettieri was suspended one game on Monday by the Big Ten Conference after an altercation between the Gophers and Wisconsin broke out near the end of Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Saturday at Mariucci Arena.
The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back’s suspension overturned. Attorneys for the league, in filings Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal.
The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie. Suter struck Downie on Tuesday night at 4:22 of the second period. The NHL handed down the punishment on Wednesday.
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke glowingly and definitively about Adrian Peterson’s character, his contributions to the team and his ability to return from nearly a full season off to be an impact player again.
The legal case with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took another step forward Monday morning as the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit on behalf of Peterson over the denial of his appealed suspension.
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he’d already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out.
The NFL’s hard line on Adrian Peterson held up. The league-appointed arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring, the final result of the child-abuse case that kept the Minnesota running back out of all but one game this season and widened the rift between the NFL and its players over the fairness of the disciplinary process.
The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. The ban was handed down by the league’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after the Wild’s 5-4 home win over New York. Scandella struck Nelson with 2:28 left in the game and was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.
The hearings are done, and now we wait for the NFL to make a decision on Adrian Peterson’s appeal. Peterson wants his season-ending suspension overturned.
Adrian Peterson won’t attend the conclusion of his suspension appeal hearing Thursday when NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Peterson gave a statement without testifying on Tuesday, according to one person. Another person said hearing officer Harold Henderson asked Vincent to testify after the NFL Players Association submitted an audio tape and a transcript of a conversation between Vincent and Peterson as evidence.
Minnesota Vikings running back has met with a hearing officer in an appeal over his suspension from the NFL and is now awaiting a ruling. The hearing took place Tuesday morning with Harold Henderson, the NFL’s former vice president of labor relations. He has reportedly heard over 90 appeals in the last six years dealing with personal conduct and drug issues.