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Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick kcusick@pioneerpress.com) — The Minnesota Vikings shocked the football world for the third time in about five days early Wednesday morning, announcing that they are indefinitely suspending Adrian Peterson in light of his...
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Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson indefinitely

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The Minnesota Vikings announced early Wednesday that they have placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list until he resolves his legal situation.
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Chip Scoggins: Vikings should be ashamed of Peterson decision

StarTribune.com One thought kept reverberating in my head and still does in wake of the Vikings' deplorable decision to reinstate Peterson immediately: The boy was 4 years old.
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Craig: Vikings players face pressure of the interview

StarTribune.com Football isn’t the lone topic NFL players have to be knowledgeable about when dealing with media.
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Note to Adrian Peterson: Better leave parenting to the moms

TwinCities.com (Joe Soucheray jsoucheray@pioneerpress.com) — How many children Adrian Peterson has is germane to his current troubles. For example, new allegations have surfaced that he might or might not have struck another one of his sons when the boy was...
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NFL hall of famer Eric Dickerson says Vikings are right to play Adrian Peterson

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Hall of fame running back Eric Dickerson is showing support for embattled Vikings star Adrian Peterson and says the team made the right decision in letting him play despite facing a child-abuse...
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Gov. Dayton, Sen. Franken call for Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — With public pressure growing, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Senator Al Franken both said Tuesday that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should not have been reinstated to play following his...
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Nike pulls Peterson jerseys off local shelves as fallout intensifies

StarTribune.com Meanwhile, local and national corporate sponsors continue to show displeasure with NFL.
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Tom Powers: Adrian Peterson case shows NFL's lack of leadership

TwinCities.com (Tom Powers tpowers@pioneerpress.com) — Once again the Wilfs are mistreating their business partners.
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Fran Tarkenton: Vikings' Adrian Peterson should not be playing

TwinCities.com (Fran Tarkenton Pioneer Press columnist) — The NFL sure has changed a lot since I entered the league in 1961. When the Vikings joined the league in 1961, the team's expansion fee was $1 million. As a third-round draft choice, I signed for...
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Fallout over Peterson decision continues

StarTribune.com The Vikings and the NFL are under fire over the reinstatement of the team’s star player.
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Vikings keep fullback Line on their practice squad

StarTribune.com In between a barrage of media tweets about sponsors distancing themselves from the Vikings and the NFL as if they were on fire, the Vikings tweeted an announcement of a minor roster move.The...
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Dayton: Vikings should suspend Peterson until accusations resolved

StarTribune.com Gov. Mark Dayton calls Adrian Peterson controversy "awful situation," says he deserves due process but that Vikings should suspend him until child abuse allegations resolved.
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Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 3

StarTribune.com Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. one — complete pass thrown beyond 10 yards by Matt Cassel this season.Cassel didn’t complete a single...
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Vikings: Tom Johnson can't wait to sack ex-teammate Drew Brees

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneeerpress.com) — For three years, Tom Johnson couldn't touch Drew Brees in practice. Now, he's hoping to sack him.
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The View from Chicago: Vikings have lost their way

TwinCities.com (David Haugh Chicago Tribune) — Every yard Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gains in 2014 will represent a step backward for a society swept away by the NFL, the $9 billion league becoming increasingly harder to watch...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Peterson back with Vikings, potential for distraction and more

StarTribune.com Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— The Vikings reinstated RB Adrian Peterson and said he won’t be a...
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Blog Articles

Vikings keep fullback Line on their practice squad

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — In between a barrage of media tweets about sponsors distancing themselves from the Vikings and the NFL as if they were on fire, the Vikings tweeted an announcement of a minor roster move.The...
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Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 3

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. one — complete pass thrown beyond 10 yards by Matt Cassel this season.Cassel didn’t complete a single...
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Rick Spielman, Vikings justify reinstating Adrian Peterson

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke for about 12 minutes to the media on Monday about the team’s decision to reinstate running back Adrian Peterson.Spielman said the Vikings will lean on...
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Houston TV station reports another Peterson discipline incident

StarTribune.com (Christopher Miller) — Adrian Peterson was investigated in another incident where he injured one of his children in a discipline incident, according to Houston television station KHOU.Peterson, who was reinstated by the...
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Jerome Felton supports Peterson, discusses childhood discipline

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was among the many players in the locker room that came out in support of running back Adrian Peterson’s reinstatement on Monday, but he was also asked about...
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Vikings' RB Peterson releases a statement

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has released the following statement to the Star Tribune:My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that...
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Vikings say Peterson will practice this week and is expected to play Sunday

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings released a statement this morning saying that running back Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated for yesterday’s game after he was child abuse charges in his home state of Texas over...
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VikesCentric: Cassel is trending, for all the wrong reasons

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A look at what's hot and what's not following the Vikings' home opener.
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Priefer reinstated by Vikings

StarTribune.com (Christopher Miller) — The Vikings have reduced the three-game suspension of special teams coach Mike Priefer because he completed diversity training.The team released this statement tonight:The Minnesota Vikings will...
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VikesCentric: Falling short in all three phases

StarTribune.com The Vikings resisted answering questions about what it meant to have Adrian Peterson off the field, and though his absence was felt it's clear that the Vikings likely could not have won with him...
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Blocked FG among Vikings special teams blunders

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — In between being pelted with questions about running back Adrian Peterson, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked to evaluate the Vikings special teams performance. His answers were just as...
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Matt Cassel will remain the starting quarterback

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel tied his career high with four interceptions in the 30-7 loss to the Patriots on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. It’s his 19th career regular season game with multiple...
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Craig: Initial thoughts on Vikings' 30-7 loss

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Initial thoughts?Well, for starters, I’m not willing to pin this on Adrian Peterson being deactivated because of his indictment on Friday. I predicted the Vikings would be out of sorts at the...
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Vikings won't discuss Peterson's status until next week

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the organization will discuss running back Adrian Peterson’s future at some point next week. Zimmer declined to talk about the 2012 NFL MVP that was deactivated...
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Cris Carter: 'You can’t beat a kid to make them do what you want them to do'

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — NFL Hall of Famer and Vikings Ring of Honor wide receiver Cris Carter emotionally touched on running back Adrian Peterson’s off-the-field incident Sunday morning.On ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown,...
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Rhodes and Floyd active for Vikings-Patriots

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd are active for today’s game.Rhodes and Floyd were both injured in the Week 1 win over the Rams. Rhodes tweaked his groin and...
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Vikings sign RB Joe Banyard from practice squad

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — The Vikings signed running back Joe Banyard from the practice squad for Sunday’s home opener against the Patriots. The team waived fullback Zach Line to make room on the active roster for Banyard,...
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VikesCentric: Where Do We Go From Here?

StarTribune.com (AJ Mansour) — The NFL, America and the fight to end child abuse.
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Adrian Peterson indicted in Texas, according to TV report

StarTribune.com (Christopher Miller) — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child in North Montgomery County, Texas, according to the Fox television affiliate in Houston.Sports...
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Captain Munnerlyn and the art of trash talking

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn tackled wide receiver Chris Givens 17 yards shy of a first down marker, forcing the Rams to punt with five minutes left in the third.Munnerlyn jumped up and...
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