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NFLPA officially appeals Peterson ban

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - As expected, the NFL Players Association has filed an appeal of Commissioner Roger Goodell's suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for violation of the league's personal conduct policy. In a letter sent to the Commissioner's office, the union accused Goodell and the NFL of denying Peterson due process by "making up the process and...

Extra Points: 'Moral Roger' resurfaces

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Forget all the white noise. When it came to the Adrian Peterson punishment, the only real issue was whether Roger Goodell was going to temper the tyrannical act or return to his default settings as judge, jury and executioner of all things related to personal conduct in the NFL. That was answered Tuesday when "Moral Roger" resurfaced, taking on his "700 Club"...

Vikings claim RB Tate off waivers

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
Eden Prarie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday. Tate was cut by Cleveland on Tuesday. Tate signed with the Browns as a free agent in March after spending his first three seasons with Houston. He started six games and has rushed for just 333 yards with a 3.1-yard average and four touchdowns so far...

NFL Matchup - Green Bay at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
NFL Matchup - Green Bay at Minnesota Green Bay Packers:== Sep 4 - L at Seattle, 16-36== Sep 14 - W vs. NY Jets, 31-24== Sep 21 - L at Detroit, 7-19== Sep 28 - W at Chicago, 38-17== Oct 2 - W vs. Minnesota, 42-10== Oct 12 - W at Miami, 27-24== Oct 19 - W vs. Carolina, 38-17== Oct 26 - L at New...

Vikings' Peterson suspended for the remainder of 2014 season

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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...