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Adrian Peterson carries Vikings to victory

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The NFL’s leading rusher, Adrian Peterson, again carried the Vikings to victory over the Atlanta Falcons 20-10. It was the Vikings’ sixth win in their last seven games, and they have regained sole possession of first place in the NFC North. The Packers, now 7-4, are a game back after losing to the Bears on Thanksgiving. Continue Reading →

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What to do with Adrian Peterson?

Last week on Election Day, Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, ending the controversial child abuse case against him involving his four-year-old son. Peterson had been indicted by a Montgomery, Texas grand jury on a single felony charge of injury to a child. In the plea agreement, Peterson agreed to two years’ probation, a $4,000 fine, and 80 hours of community service. Peterson has not played since the first game of the year against the St. Louis Rams, which was nine weeks ago. Continue Reading →

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Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

National conversation highlights Black victimizers, yet overlooks victims
 
By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

Domestic violence or child abuse isn’t just being done by Black NFL players — it’s a society problem that needs addressing, said the Minnesota Vikings’ highest ranking Black front office executive. The Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations is the latest in over 40 NFL players this year involved in domestic violence legal cases. Reportedly the player left bruises on his young son after spanking him. He is now suspended with pay, and his court appearance is scheduled for next month. The National Football League last week announced that each team, including its players, coaches and other club personnel, soon “will participate in education sessions” on domestic violence and sexual assault. A new “player conduct policy” also is being designed, and the league has brought in consultants as well. Continue Reading →

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Adrian Peterson indicted! Vikings lose 30-7!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted Friday after being charged with causing injury to a child. It’s a felony charge that carries a two-year jail term and a $10,000 fine if he’s convicted. The Vikings decided last Friday to deactivate Peterson, who later flew back to Texas late Friday and posted a $15,000 bond. He will return to Montgomery, Texas to have a hearing on the charges in the next several weeks. Peterson allegedly used a tree branch or switch to spank or discipline his four-year-old son in May of this year. Continue Reading →

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2014 NFL preview

Thank you very much, summer is slowly getting away from us. September has arrived and the Vikings again start the season with high expectations of returning to the playoffs. In the National Football League, you have to dig in with no regrets and not give an inch. First-year Head Coach Mike Zimmer has carefully gone about building a team that is fundamentally sound and challenges its players to individually get better. From what I’ve seen, Zimmer has done a good job with hiring assistants that are teaching and, for the most part, the players are responding. Continue Reading →

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Leslie Frazier out as Vikings head coach!

 

“Enough,” said the Vikings. Head Coach Leslie Frazier has been fired by the Vikings after going 5-10-1 this season in a Division where 8-7-1 wins it. The Vikings are now again searching for a head coach. Frazier took over as head coach in 2010, replacing Brad Childress with six games to go. Frazier finished the 2010 season 3-3. Continue Reading →

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