Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Minnesota Vikings DEACTIVATE Adrian Peterson (Again) Pending Legal Proceedings

According to The YBF, Adrian Peterson has been banned from all team activities while he handles his legal proceedings. The Minnesota Vikings organization have reversed their decision.  They have now suspended NFL star running back Adrian Peterson placing him on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list.  Days after reinstating Adrian to play in this Sunday’s upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints, the Vikings have suspended the NFL baller indefinitely, requiring him to stay away from all team activities while he takes care of his legal proceedings.
The NFL has come under a lot of scrutiny since the Ray Rice scandal and after Adrian was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. Instead of waiting for the NFL to make a move, the Vikings decided to do what they thought was best for the organization in the wake of Adrian’s legal troubles.
According to NFL.com, the Vikings statement indicates that Peterson will remain deactivated until his legal proceedings are resolved. Peterson has an initial hearing for his charges on October 8th. But, a trial likely won’t proceed until 2015.
Adrian’s agent Ben Dogra has issued a statement regarding the recent suspension saying,
"This is the best possible outcome given the circumstances. Adrian understands the gravity of the situation and this enables him to take care of his personal situation. We fully support Adrian and he looks forward to watching his teammates and coaches being successful during his absence."
Sidebar: It's amazing what happens when sponsors threaten to pull out.

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