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Adrian Peterson On Exempt List Pending Appeal

Feb 26, 2015 7:44 PM

The suspension of Adrian Peterson has been overturned.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that U.S. District Judge David S. Doty has ruled in favor of Peterson, granting an NFL Players Association motion to vacate a previous ruling by Harold Henderson.

"Petition to vacate the arbitration award was granted," Judge Doty remarked, according to Rapoport. "Case was remanded for further proceedings ... as the (collective bargaining agreement) may permit."

The NFL, however, announced Thursday afternoon that Peterson will return to the Commissioner's Exempt List, and the league will appeal the ruling made by Judge Doty to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

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Adrian Peterson Reinstated Following Judge's Ruling

Feb 26, 2015 12:43 PM

Judge David Doty has ruled in favor of Adrian Peterson, granting the NFLPA's motion to vacate the ruling by Harold Henderson.

Peterson will be reinstated.

The union argued NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acted outside his authority in November, when he suspended Peterson until at least April 15 for disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch in May.

Peterson is scheduled to earn a base salary of $12.75 million in 2015 and count $15.4 million against the Vikings' salary cap.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Adrian Peterson Has No Intention Of Playing For Vikings Again

Feb 23, 2015 2:47 PM

Adrian Peterson's agent had to be separated from a member of the Minnesota Vikings' front office during a heated verbal altercation during the combine.

According to the sources, agent Ben Dogra engaged in a heated exchange with Vikings' vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski during which the agent made it clear that Peterson would never play there again.

Former Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik intervened, separating the men and diffusing the escalating tension, sources said.

Peterson, who is signed through 2017 and set to make $13 million in 2015, has no intention of playing again for the Vikings, sources said. 

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

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Adrian Peterson 'Uneasy' About Rejoining Vikings

Feb 19, 2015 9:08 PM

Adrian Peterson remains undecided upon his future with the Minnesota Vikings.

Peterson told ESPN on Thursday night he is "still uneasy" about the prospect of returning to the Vikings in 2015, saying the organization working with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September made him question how much support he had from the team for whom he has played his entire career. 


Peterson felt like that decision was an "ambush" by the Vikings.

"There were people (in the organization) that I trusted, who knew exactly what was said, that weren't heard from" in the decision-making process.


"They weren't able to do anything about it," Peterson said.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

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Vikings Expect To Keep Adrian Peterson For 2015

Feb 18, 2015 12:28 PM

Rick Spielman expects Adrian Peterson to remain on the Minnesota Vikings for 2015.

"We expect Adrian Peterson to be part of our football team,'' Spielman said.


Spielman believes Peterson is doing everything necessary to be reinstated on April 15.

"I think our whole organization is on that same page (about wanting Peterson back),'' Spielman said. "What team wouldn't want an Adrian Peterson talent? He's unique player that you don't see come around too often and Adrian's been a key part of our organization. He's made a mistake. He's doing everything and he's got to follow through and rectify and do the things the NFL is requiring him to do.''

Christopher Gates/Daily Norseman

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Vikings Want To Keep Adrian Peterson

Feb 12, 2015 11:05 AM

The Minnesota Vikings want to keep Adrian Peterson if he is able to settle his issues with the NFL.

The NFL suspended Peterson on Nov. 18 stemming from a no contest plea on what the league called "an incident of abusive discipline" toward his 4-year-old son. Because the appeal was denied, Peterson is not set for reinstatement prior to April 15. The running back's lawyers are arguing that Peterson should be reinstated before that date.

Peterson was present in a Minneapolis courtroom last Friday as officials from the NFL and the NFL Players Association made their arguments in front of U.S. District Judge David Doty. Suing on Peterson's behalf, the NFLPA is requesting that Doty overturn the suspension, which was upheld in December by third-party arbitrator Harold Henderson.

The two sides could quickly find themselves at odds if the Vikings ask Peterson to re-work his deal. Peterson previously told ESPN he does not feel he should take a pay cut next season.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1


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Jennings: Everyone Within Vikings Wants Adrian Peterson Back

Jan 30, 2015 6:04 PM

Greg Jennings believes everyone within the Minnesota Vikings wants Adrian Peterson to return in 2015.

“I don’t know if he’ll be back. I can’t answer that question,” Jennings said. “But what I do know is that if he does come back, he’d be accepted with open arms. As an organization from the Wilfs on down, we all want him back. So, I mean, it’s a touchy subject and he’s been the franchise player – face of that team – for eight years. So it will be a loss, a huge loss, if we can’t get him back, and that’s the nature of this business.” 


Peterson played in just one game in 2014.

"There's people in the organization that I know hands-down love me," Peterson said in December. "I feel skeptical, of course, but that has been comforting." 

Ben Goessling/ESPN

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Teams Working On Background Info For Adrian Peterson

Jan 29, 2015 11:08 AM

There have been at least six teams working on finding background information on Adrian Peterson.

Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is uncertain following his plea deal and suspension for child abuse.

Peterson played in just one game in 2014, rushing for 75 yards on 21 carries. Peterson now has over 2,000 carries for his career.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Mike Zimmer Wants Adrian Peterson Back In 2015

Dec 30, 2014 8:36 PM

The future of Adrian Peterson with the Minnesota Vikings is up in the air as he's scheduled to earn a non-guaranteed salary in 2015 worth $15.4 million against the cap.

Peterson will be welcomed back by Mike Zimmer.

"Adrian was always great with me. I think he's a good person," Zimmer said, via ESPN.com. "I think obviously he's a great running back, and if it works out that way and things work out and he gets his life in order -- that's the most important thing, he gets his life in order, he gets the opportunity to come back -- then I will be in his corner whatever the decision is made.

"I think he would add value to any team, to be honest with you. I think the kid's a heck of a football player."

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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NFLPA Files Suit Against NFL In Adrian Peterson Case
Adrian Peterson was told by Troy Vincent he would be reinstated after a two-game suspension and get credit for his time on the commissioner's exempt list.


Adrian Peterson Considering Retirement
Adrian Peterson has been so disappointed by the NFL's disciplinary process that he's considering retirement.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Adrian Peterson's Appeal Denied
Adrian Peterson will be eligible for reinstatement on April 15.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson Still Wants To Play This Season
Adrian Peterson awaits a ruling from arbitrator Harold Henderson on his appeal.


Jerick McKinnon Out For Season With Back Injury
Jerick McKinnon was leading the Vikings in carries (113), rushing yards (538) and yards per carry (4.8).

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Adrian Peterson Believes He's Now Entering Prime Seasons
Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is in doubt, but he wants to play for at least another half-decade.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Zimmer Believes Adrian Peterson Will Return To Vikings In 2015
Adrian Peterson hinted in an interview that the Vikings haven't been supportive and that a fresh start with a new team might make sense.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Vows To Never Use Switch Again
Adrian Peterson would like to remain with the Vikings.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

Adrian Peterson Appeals Suspension
Adrian Peterson remains on the Commissioner's Exempt List during the appeal process.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Vikings Claim Ben Tate Off Waivers
Ben Tate has 333 yards on 106 carries and four touchdowns this season.

Matt Vensel/Star Tribune

Report: Vikings Won't Release Or Trade Adrian Peterson
The Vikings will re-evaluate Adrian Peterson's future with the club in the offseason.

Dan Gartland/Sports Illustrated

Arbitrator Rules In Favor Of NFL On Adrian Peterson
Shyam Das ruled that Peterson "failed to establish on this record that the NFL violated either the letter agreement or the CBA."


Adrian Peterson Suspended For Remainder Of Season
Adrian Peterson will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, 2015, for violating the league's personal conduct policy.


Adrian Peterson Claims NFL Ignoring CBA
Adrian Peterson says the NFL is acting unfair in his case.


Adrian Peterson Backed Out Of Disciplinary Hearing With NFL
With his no contest plea and legal issue resolved, Adrian Peterson wants the NFL to let him play.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson To Have Appeal Hearing On Monday
While Adrian Peterson is facing a six-game suspension under the league's personal-conduct policy, his punishment would likely be shorter than that with a compromise based on time served and loss of p


NFLPA Files Expedited Grievance For Adrian Peterson
The league has offered Adrian Peterson a hearing before issuing any punishment.


Nike Terminates Contract With Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson's deal with Nike was suspended on Sept. 17 following his charges of child abuse.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Vikings Holding 'Internal Discussions' On Whether Peterson Should Play
The NFL has yet to announce a suspension for Adrian Peterson.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson Avoids Jail With Plea Agreement
If the agreement is accepted by Judge Kelly Case, Adrian Peterson will pay a $2,000 fine, be placed on probation, and perform 80 hours of community service.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk