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Vikings' Peterson suspended for the remainder of 2014 season

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended for at least the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The suspension, without pay, stems from the abusive discipline Peterson inflicted on his 4-year-old son last May. He was charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child in Texas earlier this...

Extra Points: NFL is finally transparent with AP

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, made headlines recently for telling the truth or, to be more specific, telling the truth as he sees it."Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to getting...

Vikings' Rudolph ready to return

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings will have tight end Kyle Rudolph back on the field when the team returns from its bye week to visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday.Rudolph has missed Minnesota's last six games after undergoing surgery in September to repair a sports hernia. The 2012 Pro Bowl MVP put in a second consecutive practice on Friday and is listed as probable on...

Report: Peterson hearing set for Monday

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Peterson could be moving closer towards a return to the field, though the embattled Minnesota Vikings running back will have to wait at least one more week to do so.The NFL has scheduled Peterson's hearing for reinstatement from the Commissioner's Exempt list for Monday at 2 p.m. ET, NFL.com reported Thursday.Peterson, who has not played since the Vikings' season...

NFL Matchup - Minnesota at Chicago

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 3 weeks ago
NFL Matchup - Minnesota at Chicago Minnesota Vikings:== Sep 7 - W at St. Louis, 34-6== Sep 14 - L vs. New England, 7-30== Sep 21 - L at New Orleans, 9-20== Sep 28 - W vs. Atlanta, 41-28== Oct 2 - L at Green Bay, 10-42== Oct 12 - L vs. Detroit, 3-17== Oct 19 - L at Buffalo, 16-17== Oct 26 - W at...

Former Vikings DB Orlando Thomas dies

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 4 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Minnesota Vikings defensive back Orlando Thomas has died after a battle with ALS. He was 42 years old.The Minneapolis Star-Tribune cited agent Mark Bartelstein as saying Thomas died at his home in Louisiana after a seven-year fight with arterial lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Bartelstein told the paper Thomas weighed...

Vikings awaiting league's ruling on Peterson

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 4 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings returned from their bye to begin preparations for Sunday's game against Chicago and said Monday they will await the league's review on the status of running back Adrian Peterson.Meanwhile, the NFL Players Association says it has filed a grievance to have the running back reinstated based on an agreement it made with the league last...

NFL to begin review of Peterson case

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL informed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson Thursday that his criminal case on child abuse charges is now being reviewed under the league's personal conduct policy."The NFL advised Adrian Peterson this afternoon that following his plea agreement to resolve his criminal case in Texas his matter will now be reviewed for potential discipline under the NFL's...

Extra Points: Modify your morality, Peterson belongs in NFL

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Montgomery County, Texas District Attorney Brett Ligon coined the phrase "modify behavior" in an effort to describe his approach in the Adrian Peterson child-abuse case.Now that the legal process has run its course, it's time for the NFL and, perhaps more importantly, the armchair moralists to put the torches and pitchforks into storage and allow Peterson to continue his...

Peterson reaches plea deal

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 1 month ago
Conroe, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reached a plea agreement in the child abuse case against him on Tuesday.Peterson was facing felony charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child after he was accused of using a wooden tree branch to hit his 4-year-old son as a disciplinary measure, resulting in visible injuries to the child.Instead, he pleaded no...