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.

West Metro
June 3
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.
Local
May 20

Players want NFL held in contempt over Peterson case

Discipline of Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy sparked the latest filing against the league.
Twins
April 22

Just what is Peterson's agent hinting at?

Ben Dogra posted a picture wearing a Bucs hat.
Celebrities
February 10

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…
Vikings
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 look away.

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.
Vikings
November 21, 2014

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.
Local
November 18, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, arrives for cou...

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.
Vikings
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.
Vikings
November 6, 2014

Adrian Peterson decision now in NFL's hands

Only NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the power to reinstate Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson.
Local
October 29, 2014

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.
Local
October 17, 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.
Local
October 10, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, arrives with h...

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.
Local
October 9, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with hi...

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.
Local
October 5, 2014

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.
Vikings
September 18, 2014

Mom: Adrian's a loving father

Bonita Jackson said her son is trying to teach his children right from wrong.
September 17, 2014

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.
September 16, 2014

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.
Vikings
September 16, 2014

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.
Vikings
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.
Vikings
September 15, 2014

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.
Vikings
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.
Vikings
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.
Local
September 15, 2014

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.
Vikings
September 15, 2014

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…
Local
September 14, 2014

Peterson's NFL future in doubt as charges unfold

As the explosive legal case against the Vikings star running back was laid out, it left in doubt whether Peterson would play again and touched off a debate over the appropriateness of corporal punishment.