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Over the weekend, Chris Mortenson reported that Adrian Peterson’s 2014 season has “all but officially ended” and that the Vikings “don’t foresee Peterson in their future.” The report also says that Peterson is in denial about his prospects for playing this year and going forward. But AP’s Minnesota career is on the rocks for reasons beyond the fact that he’s an accused child abuser.
Now, this century is only about 15 years old, so there’s plenty of time for another team to take up this mantle, but it must be said: So far, the Vikings appear to be the most dysfunctional NFL team since 2000.
How do you go from reinstating a guy to play in Week 3 to suspending him indefinitely? That’s what the Vikings brass sort of explained this morning.
Good news, guilt is creeping in. It sounds like somebody in the football business is starting to think about something other than football.
This is a difficult time for the Vikings, who are opting to not make a difficult choice because it might make their heads hurt. See what Zygi and Mark Wilf said in their statement regarding AP’s future with the team…
When Will Adrian Peterson Return To The NFL — And What Jersey Will He Wear If He Does? [UPDATE: He'll Play This Week]
They may not be an NFL career more in flux at the moment than that of Adrian Peterson’s. Ray Rice is suspended indefinitely, but he should expect to sit out the rest of the year, at the very least, until another team gives him a chance. Adrian Peterson, meanwhile, could return as early as this week — that is, if he doesn’t go to prison for two years.
Adrian Peterson turned himself into jail on Saturday morning. He posted bond and has since been released.