A look at Adrian Peterson's time with the Vikings, on and off the field.

2004: Set an NCAA freshman record by rushing for 1,925 yards at Oklahoma, becoming a unanimous first-team All-America.

2007: Selected seventh overall by the Vikings; scouts questioned his durability after he suffered shoulder, collarbone and ankle injuries during his three seasons at Oklahoma.

Nov. 4, 2007: Set an NFL record for rushing yards in a game (296) against San Diego. Finished his rookie season with 1,341 rushing yards, winning Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl MVP honors.

2008: Led the NFL in rushing with 1,760 yards; his 30-game total of 3,101 yards trailed only Eric Dickerson and Jim Brown.

December 2009: Cited for speeding by Edina police, who clocked him at 109 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. 2009: After the arrival of Brett Favre, Peterson's rushing yardage dropped to 1,383, but he caught a career-high 43 passes for 436 yards.

Oct. 17, 2010: Went over the 5,000-yard rushing milestone — he was the fifth-fastest to that mark in history — in a 24-21 victory over Dallas at the Metrodome.

Sept. 10, 2011: Signed a $96 million, seven-year contract, making him the highest-paid running back in NFL history.

Dec. 24, 2011: Suffered a serious knee injury against Washington that required surgery; he failed to reach 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career, playing in only 12 games.

July 2012: Charged with resisting arrest outside a nightclub in Houston, not far from his offseason home. Peterson and his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, disputed the Houston police's version of events, and a grand jury declined to indict him.

2012: Eight months after major knee surgery, Peterson started in Week 1 and went on to win NFL MVP honors, rushing for 2,097 yards. He finished 9 yards short of breaking Dickerson's NFL single-season rushing mark of 2,105 yards set in 1984.

October, 2013: Tyrese Ruffin, a 2-year-old son Peterson did not know about until a few months before, was killed in Sioux Falls, S.D. Joseph Robert Patterson, the boyfriend of Ruffin's mother, awaits trial for murder.

2013: Ran 78 yards for a TD on his first carry but saw his rushing yardage drop to 1,266 while playing in only 14 games.

Sept. 13, 2014: Peterson surrendered to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities after being charged with child abuse. The Vikings had ruled the previous day that the star running back would be inactive and not play against New England.

Sept. 15, 2014: The Vikings announced that they were reinstating Peterson and that he would play in this Sunday's game at New Orleans.

Sept. 17, 2014: With corporate sponsors, politicians and fans voicing outrage over Peterson's return, the Vikings reversed field and announced that Peterson had been placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list. In short, Peterson is banned from contact with the team while he focuses on his personal problems but will get paid.

Oct. 9: Texas prosecutors file a motion seeking to revoke his bond and have him jailed after Peterson admitted to county employee before a urine test that he had smoked "a little weed." The motion was ultimately dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Nov. 4: Peterson enters a no contest plea, admitting no guilt to a misdemeanor child injury charge. Although largely ending the criminal case, his status with the NFL remained uncertain.

Nov. 10: The NFLPA files an expedited noninjury grievance seeking reinstatement of the All-Pro running back.

Nov. 14: Peterson skips a meeting with NFL officials; the running back subsequently accused the NFL of lying and adopting a "new process of discipline" in his case.

Nov. 18: The NFL announces that Peterson will be suspended for the rest of the season. The running back said he will appeal the decision.

Dec. 12: Arbitrator Harold Henderson upholds Peterson's suspension.

Feb. 27: Peterson returned to the commissioner's exempt list when U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned an arbitrator's ruling that sided with the league over Peterson.

March 23: Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said, "I don't think it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota. Why would it be?"

March 25: Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said, "We have no plans to trade Adrian." April 7: Peterson meets with commissioner Roger Goodell.

April 16: Peterson is reinstated by the NFL, which also warned him to continue his counseling and not to step out of line again.

April 20: Peterson absent from first day of voluntary workouts.

May 1: Dogra says he appreciates Vikings keeping Peterson, but want them to "show him a commitment."

May 20: NFL Players Association says it wants commissioner Roger Goodell held in contempt of court for actions in Peterson's suspension.

May 26: Peterson doesn't attend Vikings ' Organized Team Activities at Winter Park.

May 27: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Peterson has two choices: "Play for the Vikings or do not play this season."

May 28: Peterson complains about his contract situation on Twitter.

Tuesday: Peterson says he will attend this week's Organized Team Activities at Winter Park.