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Adrian Peterson

The Last Great Running Back?

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Jim Brown spinning his way through the line and breaking loose in the secondary with a burst of speed. Walter Payton lowering...

Which Athlete Is Your State Most Obsessed With?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports

America formally shrugged off monarchy back in 1776, but LeBron James is still a king in 2014. The Miami Heat superstar apparently generates fan inter...

Adrian Peterson Wants Michael Vick

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports

Adrian Peterson believes he knows what it will take to return the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs: Michael Vick. The 2012 NFL MVP shared this theory...

AP Held Out vs. Philly

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 12.15.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson was held out of Minnesota's game against Philadelphia on Sunday because of a sprained right foot, and backup Toby...

AP Rips Refs, Ravens Fans On Twitter

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Adrian Peterson was not happy with the officiating crew and the Ravens fans at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday following Minnesota's 29-26 loss to Baltimor...

AP Goes Down

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 12.08.2013 | Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have an MRI on his right foot after he was forced out of Sunday's game against ...

WATCH: Vikings Outlast Bears In Wild Overtime

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With a little bit of luck and a whole lot of Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings avoided a second straight tie, and dealt the C...

AP Reaches Historic Milestone

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has become the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing for his career. Peterson pass...


AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 01.24.2014 | Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Packers' losing streak without Aaron Rodgers is over, though the frustration continues in Titletown. A tie did little t...

HIGHLIGHTS: Peterson Leads Vikings' Comeback

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings needed most of the game to figure out how to stop Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redsk...

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

Pinkwashing in the NFL: Adrian Peterson and the Tragedy of Child Murder During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month; yet you would never know this as the NFL only promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink gloves, pink shoes, pink goalposts, pink towels, pink jerseys and even pink "eye-black."

NFL Week 9 Winners & Losers

National Football Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

By Jason Cole, National Football Post I won’t waste time lambasting Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano for his idiotic decision not to go for it on fou...

Cowboys Avoid Upset

AP | SCHUYLER DIXON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo turned Adrian Peterson's homecoming from sweet to sour in the final minute. Romo threw for 3...

WATCH: Adrian Peterson Gave Several Defenders A Ride Into The End Zone

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

Adrian Peterson can certainly be tackled, in theory. In practice, it's not that simple. With the Minnesota Vikings trailing the Dallas Cowboys 20-1...

Man Charged With Peterson's Son's Death Free

AP | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has ...

We Register Cars -- Why Not Those Who Abuse and Neglect Kids?

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

It's not known if Tyrese's mother knew about Joey Patterson's police record, but she left her tiny son in Patterson's care earlier this month. Now, the boy is dead and Patterson, 27, is charged with aggravated assault on an infant.


AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 12.21.2013 | Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- At last. The New York Giants got their first win of the season Monday night by holding Adria...

Man Indicted In Death Of AP's Son

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 10.21.2013 | Sports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused in the death of the young son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Pete...

AP Attends Son's Funeral

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has rejoined the Minnesota Vikings after missing practice to attend the funer...

Adrian Peterson: 'I Never Thought About Not Playing'

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson would have been forgiven for sitting this one out. Two days earlier, Peterson's 2-year-old son wa...

Panthers Dominate Vikings

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 12.13.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's tumultuous week ended with a quiet game. The Carolina Panthers made all the noise. Cam Newton ...

Adrian Peterson Explains His Decision To Play

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

Just two days after the death of his two-year-old son, Adrian Peterson was back on the field for the Minnesota Vikings. No stranger to tragedy, the re...

NFL Players Support Adrian Peterson Amid Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports

Dozens of NFL players expressed their grief and passed along their condolences via social media as word spread that a two-year-old son of Minnesota Vi...

REPORTS: Two-Year-Old Son Of NFL MVP Dies

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

A two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running Adrian Peterson died in South Dakota on Friday, according to the Argus Leader and various media report...