Adrian Peterson

A star running back for the Minnesota Vikings,he was named the NFL MVP in 2012. That season, less than a year after career-threatening major knee surgery, Peterson ran for 2,097 rushing yards, just 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single season all-time record.

Vikings stadium
August 21, 2015
"Madden '16" offers a sneak peek at the not-yet-completed Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

Watch Vikings play Packers in new stadium, courtesy of 'Madden 16'

The new "Madden 16" video game gives a realistic look at what U.S. Bank Stadium will feel like a year from now.
West Metro
June 3, 2015
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spoke at a news conference after head coach Mike Zimmer spoke. The two barely got together at the podium.

A calm, candid Adrian Peterson comes full circle with Vikings

Tuesday's 30-minute news conference couldn't have been further in tone or mood from the turmoil, confusion and tension of the past eight months.
May 20, 2015
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

Players want NFL held in contempt over Peterson case

Discipline of Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy sparked the latest filing against the league.
Blog: Sid's Scoops
April 22, 2015

Just what is Peterson's agent hinting at?

Ben Dogra posted a picture wearing a Bucs hat.
February 10, 2015
Adrian Peterson greeted fans outside the courthouse Friday.

C.J.: The question amused Adrian Peterson

As Adrian Peterson arrived at U.S. District Court Friday, five blocks from where the new Vikings stadium is being built, I asked him a…
Adrian Peterson
December 17, 2014
Adrian Peterson was the face of the Vikings and marketing magic, his brushes with the law and personal life ignored – until suddenly no one could lo

No. 1: Behind Adrian Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect person

Adrian Peterson was the face of the Vikings and marketing magic, his brushes with the law and personal life ignored – until suddenly no one could look away.
Adrian Peterson interview
November 21, 2014
Adrian Peterson

Peterson regrets 'situation' with son, addresses future

Adrian Peterson said he has been getting counseling and that he spoke by telephone last week to his son who was injured. On football, he's given thought to the idea that "a fresh start somewhere else" may be best.
Adrian Peterson case
November 18, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, arrives for court in Conroe, Texas, in October.

With Adrian Peterson suspension, NFL signals a tougher stand

At the same time, the league looks to be trying to rebuild its tarnished image. "It's a brave new world," said Marshall Tanick, a Minneapolis employment lawyer.
November 17, 2014

Peterson accuses NFL of lying, adopting 'new process of discipline'

Running back says NFL not honoring the rules in place at the time of his placement on commissioner's exempt list.
Adrian Peterson
November 6, 2014
Adrian Peterson, center, and his attorney Rusty Hardin, left, spoke to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge Tuesday. Now Peterson

Adrian Peterson decision now in NFL's hands

Only NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the power to reinstate Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson.
Adrian Peterson case
October 29, 2014
Rusty Hardin, right, is defending Adrian Peterson (shown behind Hardin).

Adrian Peterson has a courtroom MVP as defense lawyer

For more than 20 years, Rusty Hardin has overcome negative pretrial publicity to win favorable verdicts against heinous criminal charges and complex civil matters.
Adrian Peterson case
October 17, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves court accompanied by his wife, Ashley Brown Peterson, in Conroe, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

Adrian Peterson's lawyer files 15-page motion opposing judge's recusal

Adrian Peterson's lawyers say prosecutors have failed to prove the necessary bias to remove a judge from hearing the child-endangerment case.
Adrian Peterson case
October 10, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, arrives with his attorney Rusty Hardin, right, for his first court appearance Wednesday, Oct.

Prosecutors seek to rearrest Peterson over smoking marijuana

Adrian Peterson's admission that he smoked "a little weed" has prompted Texas prosecutors to ask a judge to revoke his $15,000 bail on a felony child abuse charge.
Adrian Peterson in court
October 9, 2014
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, center left, and mother Bonita Jackson, far left, as they li

Child abuse trial for Adrian Peterson likely to start Dec. 1

Vikings running back enters no plea as Dec. 1 trial date hinges on the Texas prosecutors' motion for the judge to step aside.
Adrian Peterson
October 5, 2014
Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf, left, and his brother Mark Wilf arrived at an 11 a.m. new conference.

Peterson likely to miss season; future with team in doubt

Facing a revolt by its corporate ad partners, the team abruptly reversed course Wednesday and announced the star running back had accepted a voluntary suspension — with pay — while he faces criminal charges that he beat his 4-year-old son. He is likely to miss all of the 2014 season.
September 18, 2014
Bonita Jackson, shown with her son Adrian Peterson, said she and her husband were ‘‘big disciplinarians’’ with all their children, using switc

Mom: Adrian's a loving father

Bonita Jackson said her son is trying to teach his children right from wrong.
Adrian Peterson
September 17, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson signed autographs before an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City,

Local stores pull Peterson jerseys; Dayton calls for him not to play

Fallout over the Adrian Peterson situation continued on Tuesday, with sponsors taking stands, the governor rebuking the team and an appearance by players canceled.
Adrian Peterson
September 16, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton

Dayton: Vikings should suspend Peterson until issue resolved

Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings should suspend running back Adrian Peterson until accusations of child abuse against him have been resolved in the criminal justice system.
Adrian Peterson
September 16, 2014
Coach Mike Zimmer listened as General Manager Rick Spielman talked to the media Monday about the decision to play Adrian Peterson against the Saints o

Vikings will let legal process play out with Peterson

The organization signed off on the star to play at New Orleans after his one-week absence.
Sid Hartman, columnist
September 15, 2014

Hartman: A lot to consider in Peterson situation

Regardless of his legal situation, the Vikings might have asked him to renegotiate his contract.
Adrian Peterson
September 15, 2014
The retired Palestine High School jersey of Adrian Peterson hang under the press box at Wildcat Stadium in Palestine, Texas. Peterson has kept a close

Texas hometown stands by local hero Adrian Peterson all day

Peterson's attachment to Palestine remains deep and personal, and the support of his hometown has not wavered with the news of Peterson's felony arrest for child abuse against his 4-year-old son.
New England 30, Vikings 7
September 15, 2014

Without Peterson, Vikings go down meekly to Patriots

Aside from one crisp drive, all facets of the Vikings' game suffer in the palpable absence of their star running back.
September 15, 2014
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watched in the fourth quarter.

Vikings notes: Zimmer cuts off inquiries about Peterson case

It's not often that an NFL head coach only wants to talk about a blowout loss.
September 15, 2014
Wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey Ethan Trowbridge, 11, of Prior Lake played catch with his dad Jim before Sunday's game TCF Bank Stadium between the

Vikings fans upset by Peterson charges but excited about outdoor football

Regular-season debut of TCF Bank Stadium gets fans excited despite Peterson's arrest.
September 15, 2014
There was no shortage of Vikings fans choosing to wear their Adrian Peterson jerseys Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Rand: Fans vary on how to tackle Adrian Peterson news

Sports media stories that revolve around generating fan reaction to major events can be a dicey proposition. The sample size of voices collected vs. actual…