Adrian Peterson made his first public comments Friday since the Pro Bowl running back skipped the Vikings mandatory minicamp two weeks ago when he addressed the media at his annual football camp at the University of Oklahoma.
Peterson was asked about his absence from the minicamp, which was met with public criticism from Coach Brad Childress, who did nothing to hide his frustration. Peterson missed all four practices while attending the fourth annual Adrian Peterson Day in his hometown of Palestine, Texas.
Peterson told the Tulsa World in this story that he does not regret missing the camp but that he has discussed the situation with team officials.
Update (7:50 p.m.): The Oklahoman website had a bit more information Friday evening on what Peterson had to say about his minicamp absence. Peterson called the situation "bad timing" adding, "But it worked out. Everything's OK. It's behind me. In the past."
Peterson added that he talked to Childress and owner Zygi Wilf and that everything is smoothed over.