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.

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Palestine, Texas




Minnesota Vikings


Running back




6 ft. 1 in.


217 lb.


University of Oklahoma


$8 million in 2012


NFL Most Valuable Player (2012), NFL Rushing Champion (2008, 2012), All-Pro (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2012), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007), Pro Bowl MVP (2007)

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Adrian Peterson's lawyer files motion opposing judge's recusal

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 17 2014 - 7:19 AM

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to keep the original judge on his Texas felony child abuse case, according to a 15-page motion released Thursday that references both Abraham...

Prosecutors seek to rearrest Peterson for smoking marijuana

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 10 2014 - 6:02 AM

Sidelined superstar Adrian Peterson’s admission that he smoked “a little weed” led Texas prosecutors to file a motion Thursday seeking to revoke his bond and have him jailed.The...

Judge: Dec. 1 trial date for Adrian Peterson likely

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 9 2014 - 6:22 AM

A Texas judge on Wednesday set a tentative Dec. 1 trial date for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who said through his lawyer that he wants his child abuse case resolved so he can get...

Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 7 2014 - 1:29 PM

With a new season, a new coach and a $1 billion stadium on the way, the Minnesota Vikings turned to their undisputed star last summer to appear on the team’s yearbook cover: Adrian Peterson,...

Next for Adrian Peterson: Getting case through the courts

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 18 2014 - 1:43 PM

Adrian Peterson is unlikely to play again this season and his future as a Minnesota Viking appears in doubt.Facing a revolt by its corporate ad partners, the team abruptly reversed course Wednesday...

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