Last night, embattled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to put the Star Tribune on blast for its big Sunday feature, "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being."AP tweeted out a list of 11 talking points, texted to him by a contact identified in his phone as "Pl ... More >>
Late last month, a much-discussed ESPN report said Texas native Adrian Peterson wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys.A child abuse indictment later, that story is today nothing more than a distant memory. But all the controversy hasn't deterred some prominent voices in the Dallas sports media from w ... More >>
A peek at the Facebook page for Weggy's On Campus in Mankato shows they've got all the bases covered: breakfast, lunch, dinner, a wildly inappropriate spanking joke in the wake of a Vikings football player's alleged child abuse scandal. Who wants pancakes? See also: Zygi Wilf on Adrian Peterson: "W ... More >>
Radisson's decision to suspend its sponsorship of the Vikings came just hours after General Manager Rick Spielman gave a news conference where he tried to justify the organization's controversial decision to allow embattled running back Adrian Peterson to play.Coincidence? ChazDanger thinks not.
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings Banish Adrian Peterson: Top Tweets In an unusual middle of the night news release, Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf announced they've changed their minds about letting embattled running back Adrian Peterson rejoin the team."In conversations with the NFL over the l ... More >>
During a news conference this morning addressing the indefinite banishment of Adrian Peterson from the Vikings, Zygi Wilf directly acknowledged his organization made a mistake in originally deciding to let Peterson play while the child abuse charges he faces in Texas are pending."We made a mistake a ... More >>
Following the Vikings' announcement that Adrian Peterson, facing a trial on freshly filed child abuse charges involving his four-year-old son, will return to action this Sunday, the Carlson Hotel Group announced it's suspending its sponsorship of the Vikings.Carlson, owner of Radisson Hotels, has on ... More >>
Gov. Mark Dayton hasn't been shy about weighing in on controversies involving the Vikings in the past, and today, he shared his thoughts on the organization's handling of the Adrian Peterson mess.Suffice it to say he's not a fan. In a statement emailed to us by Dayton's press secretary, the governor ... More >>
According to multiple reports, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly hitting an 11-year-old child from Minnesota at his home in Texas. The reports say that a warrant was issued for Peterson's arrest this afternoon from the Mo ... More >>
The Vikings' 2013 holiday video teases Adrian Peterson for being a bad gift-giver. In fact, it's bluntly entitled "Adrian Peterson sucks at giving gifts."SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsIt's all meant in good fun, but depending how much you enjoy bl ... More >>
There was a lot to like about yesterday's nail-biter of a Vikings game, but one aspect might have marred the experience: The awful fans of Baltimore, Maryland.That's according to Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, who took to Twitter shortly after yesterday's game to declare Ravens fans "the ... More >>
Adrian Peterson was sued in April for not paying child support, TMZ reports.RELATED: Adrian Peterson's Sioux Falls child was "a secret," source saysThe suit was reportedly filed by Erica Syion, a former Dallas stripper who mothered Adrian's now four-year-old son.
:::: UPDATE :::: According to a new TMZ report, AP actually has at least five children. Word emerged today of a four-year-old boy Peterson fathered with a former stripper in Dallas. Peterson gives the mother money and sometimes visits his son, TMZ reports.Original post -- Before news of Adrian Peter ... More >>
From the beginning, there has been widespread misunderstanding about Ty, the 2-year-old son of Adrian Peterson who died in Sioux Falls last Friday as a result of injuries allegedly inflicted by Joey Patterson, the mother's boyfriend.SEE ALSO: What we know about Joey Patterson, the man accused of bea ... More >>
The New York Post's Phil Mushnick is no stranger to controversy. But he outdid himself with his Sunday column about Adrian Peterson's "secret" son, which media observers are calling "possibly [the] worst column ever" and "the most offensive sports column in the history of Earth."SEE ALSO: Mourning f ... More >>
On the New York Post's website today is a teaser that says, "Son's death doesn't make Adrian Peterson a great person."SEE ALSO:-- NY Post's Phil Mushnick writes column implying AP is partly responsible for son's murder -- Mourning for Ty, Adrian Peterson's fallen sonThe link goes to a piece by colum ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: A source in South Dakota says the victim was Adrian Peterson's son, but not Adrian Peterson Jr. From an email she sent us:Just a heads up, TMZ is reporting incorrect information, it's not AP Jr who is in the hospital in Sioux Falls, it's [name withheld]. I live here in Sioux F ... More >>
Adrian Peterson is hard on himself. But apparently not as hard as his kids are.SEE ALSO: Samantha Steele gets death wish against husband Christian Ponder after bad game Hours after AP turned in a relatively pedestrian performance (88 rushing yards on 25 carries, 27 yards receiving, one touchdown, on ... More >>
If you needed another piece of evidence that it was smart for the Vikings to redesign their jerseys, here it is: Adrian Peterson's uni is now one of the hottest sellers in the league.SEE ALSO: Vikings tweak logo to make Norseman look slightly more pissed off [IMAGE]Peterson's number 28 was the 4th h ... More >>
Adrian Peterson recently told CBS that when the Vikings played in Detroit last season, a Lions linebacker asked him whether he'd used performance-enhancing drugs to come back so quickly and remarkably from the devastating knee injury he suffered at the end of the 2011 season.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterso ... More >>
In an interview conducted yesterday with the Oklahoman, Adrian Peterson said a gay teammate "really wouldn't bother me that much" but added that it'd make him uncomfortable in specific contexts -- for instance, the shower.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson's anti-gay marriage remark disappoints his boyfriend ... More >>
Adrian Peterson isn't "down" with gay marriage. That remark is sure to disappoint some of his gay fans, but of course, nobody is more disappointed than his boyfriend, If The Onion can be believed.THE BACKSTORY: Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: "I'm not with that"Of course, it can't (or shouldn't be ... More >>
Yesterday, Adrian Peterson was walking around in D.C. when he was approached by a TMZ videographer.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson talks about double-sided scooby snacks in "NFL: A Bad Lip Reading" [VIDEO] The TMZ guy was curious to ask AP about the race of the first NFL player to come out of the closet, ... More >>
Just when you thought Adrian Peterson couldn't possibly be any beastlier comes news that he played through a sports hernia for a good chunk of his MVP season.SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson talks about double-sided scooby snacks in "NFL: A Bad Lip Reading" [VIDEO]-- Adrian Peterson all about winning, di ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Adrian Peterson's arrest video surfaces [VIDEO]-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]Original post from July 13 (scroll to bottom for update) -- Adrian Peterson's day in a Texas courtroom was inconclusive -- his court date on a misdemeanor resisting ... More >>
Adrian Peterson debuted a new and intriguing touchdown celebration yesterday afternoon after ripping through the Detroit Lions defense for a back-breaking 61-yard fourth-quarter touchdown -- The Little Kid Face Slap.SEE ALSO: Who's the best Incredible Hulk: The Rock or Adrian Peterson? [POLL] AP is ... More >>
Ten months to the day after he had surgery on his smashed left knee, Adrian Peterson enjoyed some smashing of his own. Hulk smashing, that is.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson's bladder threatens McDonald's employee's job Peterson -- currently the NFL's leading rusher with an astonishing-for-a-dude-coming-o ... More >>
When we first caught a glimpse of Adrian Peterson's awesome Incredible Hulk costume, we thought it couldn't be topped -- until we saw movie star and former WWE wrestler The Rock's rendition of the same outfit.We're not sure who wore it better, so we're putting the question to ya'll. Who's the better ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]-- Adrian Peterson celebrates New Year's Eve in hospital bed [PHOTO]-- Adrian Peterson's dad: Give the ball to Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson is one of the highest-risk, highest-reward players in fantasy football dr ... More >>
See Also:Adrian Peterson appears in court looking dapper, says he's "200 percent innocent"Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson may have started training camp for the 2012-13 campaign on the physically unable to perform list, but he's taking reps in a new video by North Minneapolis rapper Smart ... More >>
See Also: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team Adrian Peterson arrest in Houston It's no secret that the Minnesota Vikings have a hard time staying out of trouble off the field. As we reported last year, between fights, DUIs, driving into traffic officers, and the infamous Sex Boat Scanda ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]-- Adrian Peterson arrested in HoustonIf you thought Adrian Peterson would simply plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and move on with his life, think again.AP has hired superstar defense attorn ... More >>
After he was arrested early Saturday morning for resisting arrest at Houston's Live! at Bayou Place, TMZ reported that Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson was "heavily intoxicated... which was very out of character."Today, Peterson's mugshot was released, and we gotta say... he doesn't lo ... More >>
Adrian Peterson can't seem to keep a low profile off the field. Between speeding tickets, comparing professional football to slavery, and getting a McDonald's employee fired for letting him use the bathroom after hours, the Vikings running back has a way of finding himself on the wrong side of a hea ... More >>
Adrian Peterson tweeted out a photo of his New Year's Eve celebration in a hospital bed where he is recovering from successful surgery to repair his torn ACL.No matter what you were doing, it was probably more fun than the Party of One thrown by All Day, who nonetheless tried to make the best of ... More >>
Adrian Peterson: football player, noodle enthusiast, criminal.Adrian Peterson has once again found himself on the wrong side of the law. But as far as crimes committed by professional athletes go, Peterson will probably escape this one with his reputation in tact. Eden Prairie police busted th ... More >>
Adrian Peterson got the money -- now just give him the ball.Adrian Peterson got paid, and just in time.One day before the Vikings kick off their new season against the San Diego Chargers, the team resigned Peterson to a massive new contract: Seven years, $100 million, with $36 million guaranteed, ... More >>
The Yahoo! Shutdown Corner shuts down AP's slavery quote. Perhaps you've heard by now that millionaire Vikings running back Adrian Peterson considers himself, and the rest of the players in the NFL, to be victims of slavery. He made the comment during an interview with Yahoo! Sports writer D ... More >>
YouTubeChris Cook denies the allegation.Another Vikings player has run afoul of the law. Rookie cornerback Chris Cook, 24, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of pulling out a gun during a beef with a neighbor down the street from his home in Lynchburg, Va.
Peterson wasn't fast enough to make it to his own bathroom.Adrian Peterson really needed a bathroom. The Vikings running back was only a few blocks away from his Eden Prairie home, but nature doesn't always allow for that kind of time. Luckily for Peterson, Tiffany Langeslay knows an emerg ... More >>
Adrian Peterson, speeder.Something about the Chicago Bears brings out the lead foot in running back Adrian Peterson. On Monday, the day after the Chicago Bears crushed the visiting Vikings 27-13, be was busted for speeding near the team's training facility at Winter Park.
The NFL's leading rusher should feast on the 'Cards run defense.
Screen shot via DiggPeterson makes a deal to keep his drivers licenseWhat kind of pull do you need to beat a speeding ticket and suspended drivers license in Edina? A multimillion dollar contract as the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings seems a good place to start. Adrian Peterson ... More >>
More than any question, Digg members were interested in that speeding ticket Peterson earned a few weeks ago.
The officer declared that it was a "routine" stop--which makes you wonder how often she pulls over NFL stars going twice the legal speed.
Now rivals Visanthe Shiancoe for overexposure.
The Vikings' star running back is featured on the issue out Wednesday, with the headline "Dominator"