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Peterson has a strong grip, and a lead foot

As the Vikings hit their stride with five regular-season games to go, it’s important for them to keep the pedal to the metal.

Running back Adrian Peterson is taking that admonition a bit too seriously.

Per the Associated Press, Peterson received a speeding ticket after being clocked at 109 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone.

He said he didn’t realize he was going that fast.

Look, we realize that the guy has been deified in Minnesota and elsewhere, but driving recklessly fast and then acting like he didn’t realize he had nearly doubled the posted limit is the kind of thing Albert Haynesworth would do. 

Our advice to the Vikings?  Find a way quickly to get Peterson to realize that he isn’t above the rest of the team, either when it comes to putting his foot on the gas or taking his hands off the football.
 

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  1. Twiz says: Dec 3, 2009 2:05 PM

    Ok, he got a ticket and will pay a pretty steep fine (well, steep for most of us anyway). Since getting a speeding ticket is not against any known team or NFL policy, maybe you should state exactly what you expect the Vikings to do. Wait, I already know the answer. You want him benched and will use any excuse possible to justify your reasoning.

  2. Sporkdevil says: Dec 3, 2009 2:06 PM

    How is he not arrested for going 54 MPH over the speed limit? Not sure how it is there, but in my state, after 25 MPH over, the usually arrest you and impound your vehicle.

  3. myasylum says: Dec 3, 2009 2:06 PM

    Yea, this guy is getting a bit obnoxious now. Peterson seems to be thinking of late that, he’s above it all.
    Also, it seems that it’s becoming more and more about Favre’s Vikings than Peterson.
    I’m starting to think the Vikings might do just as well with Favre and without Peterson.

  4. Fidelito says: Dec 3, 2009 2:07 PM

    If a QB had as many INT’s as Peterson’s had fumbles in the past three years, wouldn’t that quarterback be playing in the Pro Bowl? It seems like once Florio decides he has a good idea, he’ll ride it long past the time it made any sense. Since Favre hasn’t fallen apart yet, I guess it’s time to go after Peterson. Good luck with that.

  5. leatherneck says: Dec 3, 2009 2:08 PM

    Quick. Hire AD a driver.
    It would have saved Tiger Woods a lot of embarrassment.

  6. Steel Wheels says: Dec 3, 2009 2:08 PM

    You seriously think that someone like AP speeding has more to do with him thinking he is above reproach versus just being stupid and negligent?
    Wow, this site just made me dumber for having visited it.
    Thanks.

  7. BostonISaChraphole says: Dec 3, 2009 2:08 PM

    From the way Peterson sounds when he talks I doubt he can even read and understand anything that is lit on his dashboard.

  8. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Dec 3, 2009 2:09 PM

    Yes, he should have driven 55 MPH and NO MORE, just like Grandma Florio!

  9. pickleman says: Dec 3, 2009 2:10 PM

    Jeez Florio, who peed in YOUR cream of wheat? It’s hard to compare Peterson’s actions to Haynesworth. Haynesworth is a bonafied turd. Peterson certainly has a LITTLE more respectability, don’t you think?

  10. ignoringthehaters says: Dec 3, 2009 2:10 PM

    He was doing more than 109. The cop gave him a break because he is famous. Most states carry SEVERE penalties for doubling the speed limit. God bless America???? Sigh

  11. CapsLockKey says: Dec 3, 2009 2:11 PM

    Was he cranking Sammy Hagar while doing it?

  12. shinsnake says: Dec 3, 2009 2:12 PM

    Well, now we know who’s the best back in the NFL this year. Peterson just doesn’t have that getting away from the cops speed.

  13. purpleguy says: Dec 3, 2009 2:14 PM

    Probably couldn’t get away from the Dome fast enough after he fumbled twice and had the face-mask penalty. Just another stupid mistake by a 20-something with enough money to buy a fast car (lucky he wasn’t drinking). I’m sure our favorite cheeser will come up with his standard list of Viking traffic offenders for us.

  14. mooremi9 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:14 PM

    He cant read so he didnt know how fast he was going.
    That is why he signs his name AP

  15. t-mon says: Dec 3, 2009 2:14 PM

    Wait, is this the reason why he missed practice last Friday?
    And the injury report said “sick”….hmm.

  16. Levito says: Dec 3, 2009 2:15 PM

    If a QB had as many INT’s as Peterson’s had fumbles in the past three years, wouldn’t that quarterback be playing in the Pro Bowl?
    What? that statement doesn’t even make sense.

  17. Empire Jones says: Dec 3, 2009 2:17 PM

    Peterson made a terrible decision. Can’t he just go after rats like Tiger? After all, what’s betta than bangin’?

  18. The Centurion says: Dec 3, 2009 2:18 PM

    Mike you have a serious problem with AP lately which leads me to think that you know something we dont that your not telling. It seems to me that your over advertising his fumbling over irritation of something else. Take the football world by storm here and tell us whats on your mind with this guy.

  19. SFTitan says: Dec 3, 2009 2:19 PM

    It’s funny how some NFL couch critics still believe this guy is the best back in the league. Chris Johnson smokes him. Hands down.

  20. patrick bateman86 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:19 PM

    myaslum.. He is getting a bit obnoxious? He thinks he is above all? Why? Because he was speeding? He was not drunk, he was not on drugs… he was speeding!! Big Deal! He probably drives a Ferrari.. you would be speeding too

  21. Norvike1 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:21 PM

    Florio strikes again, hating on the Vikings! What does getting picked up for speeding (even if it is 55 miles over the limit) have to do with him fumbling the ball? Dont worry Florio, Peterson will get that taken care of…..then you can go back to bashing Favre.

  22. Evpimp says: Dec 3, 2009 2:22 PM

    Uhmm Florio
    Since when has AP said something to make you think he is above the team or even shown that he is above the team???
    Hmmm NEVER!!! ohh but they should bench him because you are the best coach in the NFL that NEVER coached in the NFL!! right?
    Delete this stupid article

  23. sim448 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:23 PM

    i am surprised he held on to the ticket with those butter fingers. this guy fumbles WAY too much to be considered better than Chris Johnson.

  24. Revacard says: Dec 3, 2009 2:25 PM

    Rumor has it Paul Allen was in the passenger seat yelling “65, 75, 95, 105, OH NO! Peterson fumbles at the 109, as he was stopped by the police!”

  25. jdusaf says: Dec 3, 2009 2:25 PM

    The Vikings have millions of dollars and the hope of franchise placed in this guy.
    I’m pretty sure they wont be pleased about the unnecessary risk he is taking to his health and life by driving so recklessly.

  26. mw5225 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:25 PM

    In Minnesota there is no reckless driving associated with how much over the speed limit you are going. However, if you’re caught going over 100 MPH, like AP, you’re license is automatically revoked for 6 months minimum. We’ll see if that actually happens.

  27. sand0 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:26 PM

    Young rich man driving his Beamer to fast = Perfect opportunity to bash the Vikings!! Allow me to summarize the ensuing discussion…
    Worst franchise in the history of professional sports. Never sell out their stadium. Terrible team. Terrible fans. Worst fumbling back evah. Minnesotans are known across the country as the most rude and obnoxious human beings on planet earth.
    Barhggh Loud Noises!
    No we’re not. Our team is great. All day is good. Green Bay stinks and no players want to be there. Barhggh Loud Noises!!

  28. bearsrule says: Dec 3, 2009 2:26 PM

    He said he didn’t realize he was going that fast.
    Can’t wait to hear the apologists on this one.

  29. Quagmire says: Dec 3, 2009 2:28 PM

    He didn’t realize he was going 54 mph over the limit, he must think cops are stupid.
    But officer…
    I’ve got diarrhea;
    I’m trying to get home cause the 6 oclock news is going to reveal all the women Tiger (allegedly) had affairs with;
    My radar detector didn’t go off;

  30. Manbearpig says: Dec 3, 2009 2:28 PM

    # myasylum says: December 3, 2009 2:06 PM
    Yea, this guy is getting a bit obnoxious now. Peterson seems to be thinking of late that, he’s above it all.
    Also, it seems that it’s becoming more and more about Favre’s Vikings than Peterson.
    I’m starting to think the Vikings might do just as well with Favre and without Peterson.
    ________________________
    This is too stupid to even bother responding too, but I’m going to anyway. He thinks he’s “above it all” because he got a speeding ticket? I suppose he has been putting the ball on the ground lately to get revenge on the Vikings back for signing Favre?
    Favre, as great as he is, wouldn’t have the openings he has in the passing game without the threat of Peterson in the backfield and the 8 -9 man fronts he brings.
    Remember, this is a guy who rushed for 296 YARDS in a single game, and is already over 1,000 with 12 touchdowns this year despite no longer being the focus of the offense. This also isn’t the guy who is starting his own “MVP” campaign.
    Yeah, the Vikings would probably be better off without Peterson, just like the Colts would be better without Manning, the Saints better without Brees, etc.
    You are drinking Florio’s Kool-Aid. Retard.

  31. Norvike1 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:29 PM

    Hating on the Vikings again! What does Peterson getting a speeding ticket have anything to do with him fumbling the ball? And what do you want the Vikings organization to do about it? At least he has proven thus far to be a stand up kid, as well as a great football player. And don’t worry, he will get his fumbling problem taken care of, so then you can go back to bashing Favre. Florio, can you make it any more obvious your hate for Minny?

  32. Bob Loblaw says: Dec 3, 2009 2:29 PM

    The speeding thing was dumb. Sounds like AP is at least taking responsibility (i.e not blaming others or making excuses outside his own mistake) for it.
    He does the same for fumbles and not playing up to the extremely high expectations everyone set for him. There was no excuse that he was sick all week before his two-fumble game vs. the Bears, or that he’s fighting for yardage when he’s been stripped of the ball other times, or that his ankle really has slowed him down to be caught from behind on two breakaways this season. I’ve never heard AP blame anyone or anything but himself for things others pass the buck on.
    Florio -as far as claiming AP should be benched? Let go of it. You said something dumb (Childress should bench AP) on live radio, got called out for it by Paul Allen, and now you are trying to justify it by saying he should be made an example of for a speeding ticket. It’s just the lawyer in you trying to win an arguement after the fact and not concede defeat.
    As I said yesterday, if Childress benches AP then he has done the opposing coach’s job for them. Take AP out, and defense will move that 8th guy out of the box and focus on stopping Brett Favre and the passing game. Leave him in — fumbles, negative yardage run, speeding ticket and all — and teams still move the safety up allowing someone else a favorable matchup in the passing game, which Favre has been exploiting all year.

  33. PervyHarvin says: Dec 3, 2009 2:31 PM

    myasylum says:
    December 3, 2009 2:06 PM
    I’m starting to think the Vikings might do just as well with Favre and without Peterson.
    ===================================
    Right,then teams don’t have to game plan on stopping AD all week right? Sure that will help Favre’s passing game?? DeeDeeDee Wrong answer! Insane,just insane

  34. btg19 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:32 PM

    “Our advice to the Vikings? Find a way quickly to get Peterson to realize that he isn’t above the rest of the team, either when it comes to putting his foot on the gas or taking his hands off the football.”
    How the bleep does driving 109 mph translate into Peterson thinking he is above the team? Not smart, but on the scale of transgressions it’s pretty low.
    Going even further, how do his fumbles translate into him thinking he is above the team? The implication on this site as that Peterson fumbles because he doesn’t care…
    This has gone beyond ridiculous. People like him because he’s a good kid with a world of talent that busts his a** on every play. It almost as if people are looking for something to tear him down with.

  35. chapnasty says: Dec 3, 2009 2:32 PM

    @ sporkdevil
    It’s amazing the perks of being the best RB in the league.

  36. tylerp316 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:33 PM

    @ myasylum: I have read PFT now for about a year, but never created an account because I never felt the need to post. Until today. Just because of you, I felt like I had to create an account just to ask you to elaborate an such a moronic comment… The dude got a speeding ticket. Yes, the speed was a bit overkill, but what else has he done to give him the title of “seems to be thinking of late that, he’s above it all.” ??? The guy gets a speeding ticket and now the vikes are better off without him?? Should they cut him??Please, in the future, refrain from posting nonsense because anybody who reads your post instantly loses +or- 15% of their brain cells… And Florio should be sending you a “thank you for your stupidity because it got us a referral” letter soon….

  37. HockeyGuy1011 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:33 PM

    The only person I feel bad for in this instance is Florio’s son, the infamous Florio, Jr! I feel so, so bad that this young kid is forced to look up to a father with the values Florio exhibits each time he puts up a new PFT entry.
    In my entire life I have never, EVER seen more sensationalistic and BIASED sports journalism, EVER. Every single post is simply Florio’s skewed opinions in some sort of egotistical attempt to have even the most miniscule impact on a society that apparently showed him the boot a long, long time ago. Big words that 95% of your readers don’t understand DOES NOT equal professional sports journalism, anyone with the tiniest bit of common sense knows that and sees that Florio. You don’t fail at being a lawyer by accident, let’s just hope you don’t continue failing as a father either!

  38. Beardoggs says: Dec 3, 2009 2:34 PM

    purpleguy says:
    December 3, 2009 2:14 PM
    Probably couldn’t get away from the Dome fast enough after he fumbled twice and had the face-mask penalty. Just another stupid mistake by a 20-something with enough money to buy a fast car (lucky he wasn’t drinking). I’m sure our favorite cheeser will come up with his standard list of Viking traffic offenders for us.
    ————————————————–
    It was the night before the game

  39. HockeyGuy1011 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:34 PM

    The only person I feel bad for in this instance is Florio’s son, the infamous Florio, Jr! I feel so, so bad that this young kid is forced to look up to a father with the values Florio exhibits each time he puts up a new PFT entry.
    In my entire life I have never, EVER seen more sensationalistic and BIASED sports journalism, EVER. Every single post is simply Florio’s skewed opinions in some sort of egotistical attempt to have even the most miniscule impact on a society that apparently showed him the boot a long, long time ago. Big words that 95% of your readers don’t understand DOES NOT equal professional sports journalism, anyone with the tiniest bit of common sense knows that and sees that Florio. You don’t fail at being a lawyer by accident, let’s just hope you don’t continue failing as a father either!

  40. FightBack09 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:35 PM

    Where is Pervy on this one?? After posting on every non-Viking article on here he seems to have vanished!!!

  41. Maddenboy says: Dec 3, 2009 2:36 PM

    If you ever had a fast car, you can understand.
    He didnt say “I didnt know I was speeding.”
    But I once drove over 100mph every single day, for months. I would be driving safely, signaling lane changes, and would look down and be doing like 105. (bmw 540i).
    I always knew I was speeding, but most of the time didnt know I was going over 100. It can happen, is all I’m sayin.

  42. CanadianVikingFan says: Dec 3, 2009 2:38 PM

    Florio is it that time of the month for you? Damn, you are a cranky bitch this week.

  43. JimmySmith says: Dec 3, 2009 2:39 PM

    I have the perfect solution, Kol Klink/Mr. Noodle/Major Dad has already demostrated that he is not beneath being a limo driver if he deems the player important enough to grovel for.
    Forget the bad example it sets that one player is above the rest, Mr. Noodle is even smarter than Bill Bellicheat, if you don’t believe me, just ask him.
    So Klink should take upon himself to drive Peterson around where ever he goes. Klink looks like a real fun guy to hang out with, you can just tell by watching his press conferences. Maybe Peterson might miss out on Love Boat II if the players decide to break some more felony laws but that’s the price you have to pay for speeding.

  44. cusoman says: Dec 3, 2009 2:42 PM

    Talk about a bunch of judgmental hypocrites. How many of you speed? Be honest. That’s right, ALL of you.
    5mph over, 50mph over, the fine might be different, but the crime is the same. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  45. RumorMongering says: Dec 3, 2009 2:43 PM

    I’m with Florio. Anyone who drives a 110 and claims they didn’t realize they were speeding is either an assclown or has the same IQ as Eric The Midget. AP might fufill both criteria. Guarantee you he dropped his license and insurance prior to handing it to the other team…I mean the ticketing officer.

  46. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Dec 3, 2009 2:44 PM

    Florio, your posts are getting dumber by the day.
    Thinks he’s above the team because he speeds?
    Fumbles too much?
    Listen, I understand the fumbles could come back to bite the Vikings, but look what Peterson has done for the Vikings offense? If the threat of AD wasn’t there, do you think Favre would be having this type of season?? NO! Favre + AD + good O line = success so far.
    and @ SFTitan who said “It’s funny how some NFL couch critics still believe this guy is the best back in the league. Chris Johnson smokes him. Hands down.” I’m a huge Vikings fan, and I’ll give props where it’s due – Johnson is awesome and if you want to crown his ass, then crown his ass. But how is Chris Johnson going to make out in the playoffs this year? …Doesn’t matter how good he is if him and the rest of his team are watching the playoffs on TV….

  47. reo says: Dec 3, 2009 2:44 PM

    He just wanted to know what it felt like to be as fast as Chris Johnson

  48. Sourdough says: Dec 3, 2009 2:46 PM

    Relax people. There’s a perfectly good explanation why Adrian was driving so fast. He was simply trying to make it to the lake before the “Love Boat” departed.

  49. Sourdough says: Dec 3, 2009 2:47 PM

    Relax people. There’s a perfectly good explanation why Adrian was driving so fast. He was simply trying to make it to the lake before the “Love Boat” departed.

  50. SgtSigma says: Dec 3, 2009 2:49 PM

    Lol @ everyone who thinks the Vikings should bench AD.
    Take a step back and think about that one

  51. lskynard87 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:50 PM

    Madden, I know what you mean.
    My friend was a Subaru WRX, not the STI version, but a quick little bugger nonetheless.
    When the music is playing or we’re discussing football, that thing will easily get up to 100 and it rides so smooth you can’t tell.
    Seeing all these athletes driving that fast intoxicated, and him just not realizing it, is the benefiting factor.
    Also, the cop says it was a routine arrest so I’m sure Peterson used a little school boy charm, lol.
    A BMW going 109 is nothing uncommon, especially an SUV that probably rides smooth as silk.

  52. T3d Strik3r says: Dec 3, 2009 2:50 PM

    @Maddenboy
    You must be semi-retarded if you don’t know how to read a spedometer. And you’ve gone full retard if you think driving over 100 mph every day is “safe”. Save the “fast car” shiat, what a lousy excuse. I’ve certainly driven cars faster than a 540i, and I’ve always known how fast I was going. Facking morons on this site…
    As for AP, this is not “just” a speeding ticket. Most of us peons would’ve had our cars impounded, and some of us would be charged with felony wreckless driving. He’s a douchebag for putting other people’s lives at risk.

  53. mixman34 says: Dec 3, 2009 2:50 PM

    @ Sando
    “Never sell out their stadium. ”
    Never? NEVER?
    The Vikings haven’t had a game blacked out since 1997 there big guy. Which in smart mans world is 12 years. In dumbass world that must mean never.

  54. muchmaligned says: Dec 3, 2009 2:52 PM

    You’ve stooped well below your usual level of douche baggery here. IT’S A F@#KING SPEEDING TICKET! Ridiculous.

  55. Brohamma says: Dec 3, 2009 2:53 PM

    I find this really quite funny now that I’ve lived here in Germany for the past seven years.
    Here’s the thing, all of you with a car that rides like the Flintstone mobile, you would panic at the thought of 109! But in a BMW.. or any other high-end car that 109 comes up pretty quick. I don’t know the conditions, but if it’s a long straight road with hardly any traffic… 109 can really seem like 70.
    Granted, that’s over the 55 speed limit but think about this. If people learned how to drive PROPERLY, instead of swerving in and out of lanes like rats in a labyrinth or passing on the right then it might change.
    First week here on the Autobahn, riding with my wife in the new Audi at about 190kph I see a police car up ahead in the far right lane. I ask if she’s sure it’s alright. The wife looks at me and says “he’s in the far right lane for a reason.” Talk about a big shiat-eatin grin as I blew past.. priceless.
    You go Adrian! Those cars are designed to be driven not pushed.

  56. zappa says: Dec 3, 2009 2:53 PM

    Florio offered to suck Peterson’s big cock and got turned down. Now Peterson’s laying the pipe on Mrs. Florio and stretching her out to the point where it’s like throwing a hotdog down a hallway for Florio.

  57. TheDPR says: Dec 3, 2009 2:54 PM

    Here’s what the Vikings should do to AP and make it clear to him that it is for both his fumbling and his reckless driving:
    Start Chester Taylor on Sunday. Give him one carry. Then bring in AP and use him the rest of the game, as usual.
    You don’t hurt your team because of one guy but you have to make it clear to him that he has to do better both on and off the field.

  58. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Dec 3, 2009 2:54 PM

    Typical Viking. The embarrassments of the NFL. Time to move the team to LA. With the traffic as bad as it is their, AP won’t be able to go over 15 MPH.

  59. Wiscdave says: Dec 3, 2009 3:03 PM

    it is difficult to fathom why AD was not arrested, except that celebrity status has its perks. I hope the Commissioner’s office takes a look at this and levies a fine.
    That said, Florio has some hair up his butt about the Vikings. AD has never said a thing that would suggest he puts himself above the team. He was asked at a press conference today about Florio’s suggestion that he be benched; AD said that if the fumbling continued he expected to be riding the bench. He remains humble and team-oriented.
    Florio, winning at Madden or playing fantasy football does not make you a coach. You touted your appearance on Paul Allen’s show in which you said that AD should be benched. But you never mentioned Paul Allen’s reaction to your suggestion about benching AD; he repeated today that it is the craziest idea he has ever heard.

  60. CYGNUS X-1 says: Dec 3, 2009 3:05 PM

    matt linehart sends his thanks ap since florio is on your sack he off his for not inviting him to that party!and would somebody tell me why if your name begins with a and ends with a p why you would call him ad?

  61. Tabemaju says: Dec 3, 2009 3:06 PM

    Did you seriously just compare doing something stupid, negligent and by all means immature to Haynesworth clawing someone’s face with his spikes? You’re a lawyer and you don’t understand the difference between intent and negligence? This would be considered common sense law, and apparently you’ve lost all of it when you became a writer.

  62. patrick bateman86 says: Dec 3, 2009 3:07 PM

    tylerp316 says:
    December 3, 2009 2:33 PM
    @ myasylum: I have read PFT now for about a year, but never created an account because I never felt the need to post. Until today. Just because of you, I felt like I had to create an account just to ask you to elaborate an such a moronic comment… The dude got a speeding ticket. Yes, the speed was a bit overkill, but what else has he done to give him the title of “seems to be thinking of late that, he’s above it all.” ??? The guy gets a speeding ticket and now the vikes are better off without him?? Should they cut him??Please, in the future, refrain from posting nonsense because anybody who reads your post instantly loses +or- 15% of their brain cells… And Florio should be sending you a “thank you for your stupidity because it got us a referral” letter soon….
    ———————————————–
    TylerP316.. haha that is hilarious. I created my account today because of this guys moronic post as well. I doubt he will respond. Could it be florio saying stupid things to get more people to register at his site?

  63. Manbearpig says: Dec 3, 2009 3:07 PM

    # SFTitan says: December 3, 2009 2:19 PM
    It’s funny how some NFL couch critics still believe this guy is the best back in the league. Chris Johnson smokes him. Hands down.
    ———————————–
    Because he got a speeding ticket? Ah, SFTitan I remember your dumb ass from another thread. Why don’t you get up to Tennessee and run Johnson’s MVP campaign for him? Here are some slogans to get you started.
    “Chris Johnson – his team has a losing record and won’t make the playoffs, thus negating his value to the team and to the league, but he can run real fast. Johnson for MVP.”
    “Chris Johnson – AP just got a speeding ticket, and Chris Johnson, welllll he’s just plain ‘ol speedy. Johnson for MVP.”
    “Chris Johnson – hey man check out those cool dreads. Johnson for MVP.”
    “Chris Johnson – did you see AP fumble the other day? Johnson for MVP.”
    “Chris Johnson – he’s going to need something to look at during the playoffs besides opposing offenses – why not make it an MVP trophy? Johnson for MVP.”
    “Chris Johnson – he is the MVP. Why? Because SFTitan says so. Johnson for MVP.”

  64. ignoringthehaters says: Dec 3, 2009 3:08 PM

    cuso you have been dropped on your head too many times if you think driving 60 in a 55 is the same as 110 in a 55. But since you clearly lack common sense let me help you. How long does it take to accelerate from 60-0MPH? How about 110-0? BIG difference.

  65. PervyHarvin says: Dec 3, 2009 3:09 PM

    Shit, when I used to run my competition orange 1967 426 Hemi Roadrunner with Bigfoot gas pedal, 8 ball shifter,overhead blaster rack and fuzzy dice balls to the wall, 109 was nothing. No shit.

  66. Twiz says: Dec 3, 2009 3:15 PM

    # ignoringthehaters says: December 3, 2009 2:10 PM
    He was doing more than 109. The cop gave him a break because he is famous. Most states carry SEVERE penalties for doubling the speed limit. God bless America???? Sigh
    ____________________________________
    You got proof of that or do you just have diarrhea of the keyboard, just like Lord Florio?

  67. sand0 says: Dec 3, 2009 3:16 PM

    Chris Johnson isn’t as good as Adrian Peterson. If he was then defenses would play the run harder the way they do against Peterson. Tennessee is 18th in the league in points per game. Teams don’t have to load up on CJ like AD. Sure, CJ will burn you here or there on some long ones. But unlike AD, CJ can’t ground out consistent 5 to 8 yard runs against 7 man fronts.
    With Peterson, you have absolutely no choice but to play ridiculous defenses that you wouldn’t play against any other team in the NFL. With CJ, you game plan for him but don’t totally sell out and they are still unlikely to score more than 21.
    Put Peterson on the Titans team instead of CJ and their scoring goes up.

  68. PervyHarvin says: Dec 3, 2009 3:18 PM

    No way is AD going to let someone that looks like Whoopi Goldberg with a grill be a better back than him. Nope.

  69. packerfanfornot4life says: Dec 3, 2009 3:20 PM

    To all the assholes coming to his defense with comments like big deal he probably has a Ferrari need to look at the big picture. Do any of you have kids?? He isnt a professional driver on a race track, he was on public roads putting innocent people at risk. If you want to risk you life that’s your business but don’t do it while choosing to risk the lives of others

  70. BernieLomax says: Dec 3, 2009 3:24 PM

    Hahaha
    I got my sh**ty old Honda Civic up to 105 on that same highway in high school. Got a ticket for a 98 in a 55. Its a pretty straight shot out to EP. 108 in a beamer? Ha if he was caught at 108 I doubt thats the fastest he was going

  71. bksandguy says: Dec 3, 2009 3:26 PM

    Just scanned a few responses and they seem to be heavy on moral outrage(how can he be so reckless?!?) and celebrity jealousy(well, if he wasn’t who he is…). A few things…I grew up in NYC and when younger had several fast bikes and cars. Ironically the only ticket I got was when a cop lied about his radar read to give me a 40 in a 30. Other possible tickets I didn’t get…140 in a 40(bike), 110 in a 30(bike), 150 in a 60(car, Canadian roadblock). I’m a nobody(relatively) but being polite, pulling over, and sometimes acting a little shocked at the speed worked for me. Before there’s more moral outrage consider there are other factors, including advanced driving and riding instruction, which very few drivers bother with in this country.

  72. cusoman says: Dec 3, 2009 3:26 PM

    @ignoringthehaters
    I said the CRIME is the same, speeding, and it is. I didn’t say the potential outcome or the severity is the same, please read before you comment, thanks. And as for your acceleration point, that has a ALOT to do with the car you’re driving, and I’m 100% certain A.P. drives a fast one, so we’re talking a few seconds here, not a very long time.
    My point stands; lambasting a person for speeding, when you yourself break the law in the same manner, is hypocritical. Period.

  73. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 3, 2009 3:29 PM

    Well, if he had crashed, it woulda been a hell of a test of those new Nike pads he wears in that commercial.

  74. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 3, 2009 3:30 PM

    Lots of sand in vaginas today. Lots.

  75. jmootz says: Dec 3, 2009 3:32 PM

    I think he should be benched one game….
    and i swear my reasoning has nothing to do with my opponent this week in fantasy football having him. :)

  76. Bob Nelson says: Dec 3, 2009 3:32 PM

    This is 109 on the icy snow filled winter roads of Minnesota!!
    We have seen on television how cars can wipe out at 109 mph on dry roadways and off road.
    On snow and ice one small slip at that speed and the vehicle can spin into other vehicles or slide across into oncoming lanes of the highway.
    This is the same player that earlier in the year who robbed a teammate’s locker of his car keys and stole his teammate’s car.
    This kind of behavior from undisciplined players is what makes the people of Minnesota not want to go games or support a team that is so repeatedly destructive and rude to the public.
    Anyone who has driven on snow and ice knows how dangerous it can be and how stupidly foolish it is to drive 109 MPH on Minnesota Winter roads.

  77. PervyHarvin says: Dec 3, 2009 3:42 PM

    Bob you tool, quit sensationalizing the Winter roads of MN to the country. Maybe in a couple weeks,not now. Roads as clear as July.
    Shitterson-Is that all you could come up with? Really? I guess I shouldn’t expect better from you.

  78. VoxVagina says: Dec 3, 2009 3:43 PM

    Peterson is so stupid. And he said that he didn’t even notice he was going that fast. He’s starting to bask in his superstardom and turning into a mini-diva.

  79. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Dec 3, 2009 3:45 PM

    You guys are a bunch of turds…..He was late for a meeting …he drives a bimmer…..there is NO story here……….Good Greif………
    He is the Best Back in the league…There is nothing more Nothing less……Dont look to much further into it……UNREAL

  80. BernieLomax says: Dec 3, 2009 3:46 PM

    Quit giving Bob a hard time. He clearly well educated and probably has the best job in Wisconsin working for the DMV.

  81. cusoman says: Dec 3, 2009 3:46 PM

    Really reaching now Bob, aren’t ya?
    Weather history for Eden Prairie, MN for 11/28/2009:
    High: 43 F
    Low: 31.3 F
    Precipitation: 0.00
    Snow Ground Cover: 0.00
    Idiot.

  82. shinsnake says: Dec 3, 2009 3:47 PM

    A commenter said that it was Chris Johnson who pulled him over. On foot.

  83. shinsnake says: Dec 3, 2009 3:52 PM

    I swear I put the four letter network’s name in my previous post. Wanted to give credit where credit was due.

  84. Nevisyakker says: Dec 3, 2009 3:53 PM

    Uh, Bob Nelson….last Saturday night when this happened MN was enjoying the end of the warmest November in memory, and the temps were in the upper 40s. I think you would have to go to the Rockies to find the ice and snow you are worried about.
    Apparently they don’t let you out of the care center much, or even near a window.

  85. MrSalamander says: Dec 3, 2009 3:54 PM

    To what of late have become pretty silly and petty posts, this “rumor mill update” has to go down as a Hall of Famer.
    Love to see you explain away the DUI’s you’ve avoided, the infidelities of your twisted mind, your “no-harm-no-foul-” and “minor-” infractions of the law… or how you’d stand up to your own scrutiny.
    I could care less about the Vikes, AP, Lord FaRVe or any of the teams that are better than my pathetic Raiders – so yeah, that means everyone – but this is some stand out shit, Florio. This is like Castle Shit on Shit Island in Shit Ocean caliber shit, man.

  86. finsbooyah says: Dec 3, 2009 3:56 PM

    I used to think Florio was a Steeler fan, but damn was I wrong. This article says it all… Florio bleeds Viking purple

  87. billy reeder says: Dec 3, 2009 3:59 PM

    This story doesn’t suprise me a bit. Peterson is a neighbor of mine, and I see that car rocketing thru our neighborhood all the time.
    Last night out walkin the dog, it came off 212 onto college view and hit prolly 65 in the 2 blocks before the stop sign. That’s a 30 zone. Does it ALL THE TIME.
    The guy’s a great neighbor, and is really good to the kids, but that car is an absolute danger to those same kids almost every day.
    Could be his brother/cousin/friend or whomever it is that lives with him that’s driving, but seems unlikely after the speeding ticket story.
    The car is a new black 7series BMW with blacked out windows and an obviously huge sound system. Fast as hell.

  88. huskerfootball says: Dec 3, 2009 4:04 PM

    Maybe he is waiting to get a cell next to his daddy…

  89. ignoringthehaters says: Dec 3, 2009 4:04 PM

    You people are retarded…….seriously.

  90. tradebait says: Dec 3, 2009 4:04 PM

    At least AP doesn’t pee sitting down like Florio.

  91. GB3Pack4 says: Dec 3, 2009 4:07 PM

    There is absolutely no justification for the following comment:
    “…. Find a way quickly to get Peterson to realize that he isn’t above the rest of the team …”
    There has never been the TINIEST HINT of that from Adrian Peterson. It’s reprehensible, irresponsible, nasty, provocative stuff. In another time, it might have been called “yellow journalism”. I see Adrian as a talented, sincere, HUMBLE and hard-working young player who has excelled on and off the field, who gets along with everybody on the team, apparently, and whose feet are on a straight path in life (except for those marvelous on-field cuts)
    Not to mention that linking ball fumbling with being “above the team” is ludicrous. Wouldn’t have passed muster in a high school freshman writing class.

  92. topcide says: Dec 3, 2009 4:08 PM

    Anyone who is sayin shut up blah blah blah would be singing a diff tune if they were driving with their family he blew by them at 1o5.
    He prob did not know how fast he was going considering he seemes pretty dumb, so i’m sure reading a speedo is much tougher than he cal handle.

  93. BernieLomax says: Dec 3, 2009 4:11 PM

    From Lord Florio himself:
    For the record, I once had a clogged toilet (and no plunger) in my apartment during finals. So I shit in a grocery bag, stapled it shut, and tossed it in the dumpster. I can’t wait to tell that one to my grandkids‚Ķ I can still remember the sound of the staples (three of them) wedging into the old-style brown paper grocery bag.
    I also lined the bottom of the bag with newspaper to reduce the possibility of seepage
    In summary, Florio shits in paper bags.
    ha

  94. Fan_Of_ Four says: Dec 3, 2009 4:14 PM

    # Steel Wheels says: December 3, 2009 2:08 PM
    You seriously think that someone like AP speeding has more to do with him thinking he is above reproach versus just being stupid and negligent?
    Wow, this site just made me dumber for having visited it.
    Thanks.
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    I imagine with all his money he probably has an expensive little toy to drive and being in his 20′s it’s not to hard to imagine him wanting to play a bit, Florio is way off base on this one. Dumb indeed.

  95. muchmaligned says: Dec 3, 2009 4:16 PM

    “This would be considered common sense law, and apparently you’ve lost all of it when you became a writer.”
    Became a writer? That is the 2nd funniest thing I’ve read today. Here’s number 1:
    “Lots of sand in vaginas today. Lots.”
    Thank you.

  96. Youngs79 says: Dec 3, 2009 4:16 PM

    If AP doesn’t stop fumbling, maybe Randy Moss will give him a job driving for his Camping World truck team.

  97. Supersuckers says: Dec 3, 2009 4:17 PM

    Bernie,
    We have a yearly contest for the larest photographed shit currently called BigTurd09. Cash prize for man (or woman) that craps the largest turd of the year. You seem like you might be a good fit. Let me know and we’ll get you the welcome packet and a login to the website.

  98. shabadoooo says: Dec 3, 2009 4:20 PM

    @Bob Nelson
    your posts are epic. they have no thought. no rationality. no insight. you remind me of those dumbass priests that stand on university campuses and shout how everyone is going to hell for their sins. but you are the exception to everything, aren’t you?
    what are your thoughts on the packer fan that stabbed a viking fan after the monday night game? let’s see how you can justify that.

  99. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 3, 2009 4:22 PM

    PervyHarvin says:
    December 3, 2009 3:42 PM
    Shitterson-Is that all you could come up with? Really? I guess I shouldn’t expect better from you.
    —————————–
    Thank you for proving me right… Again.

  100. jeff says: Dec 3, 2009 4:23 PM

    Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    December 3, 2009 3:30 PM
    Lots of sand in vaginas today. Lots.
    ==============================
    Hey Adam. You won some sort of major award on the Favre player of the month thread!!
    Congratulations, I guess you are the better man!!

  101. josdin00 says: Dec 3, 2009 4:23 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/78442677.html
    —————–
    “The stop happened the night before Peterson ran for 85 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 victory over Chicago. The All-Pro also fumbled twice, with one of them a turnover for the Vikings.
    Peterson said he was headed to the downtown hotel where the team stays the night before home games. He said he was not late at that point.
    ‘After I got pulled over, then I was late,’ Peterson said.”
    —————–
    In other words, he was trying to make it to the team’s hotel, and the timing was close enough that a traffic stop (what 15, 20 minutes?) made him late, so he hit the gas to try to make it in time.
    Stupid? yes (but we’ve all done it … though maybe not to the same extent).
    “Above the rest of the team”? No. In fact, he was speeding in an attempt to not break a team rule. Boy, that sure sounds like a ‘stomp on another guy’s head right in front of the refs’ type move to me. The Haynesworth comparison is completely justified.

  102. TheBaySay says: Dec 3, 2009 4:30 PM

    At first I thought it was a little bit alarming that some guy was driving 54 mph over the speed limit. I feel MUCH better after learning that there are a LOT of idiots who see it as no big deal and have done it themselves. If he kills someone, no doubt it will be someone who deserved it for trying to cross a road to get to their mailbox. Just don’t hurt yourself so that you can’t play on Sunday, Adrian. That’s the one sin your apologists could never forgive.

  103. Ralph says: Dec 3, 2009 4:31 PM

    Who cares what the penalties are in other states? In Minnesota speeding is an art that’s taxed, not a crime. For those of you who are reading challenged, the kid didn’t say that he didn’t know he was speeding, he only said he didn’t know he was going that fast. I have a good idea of where he was at the time and I can guarantee you that a beemer doin’ 109 through there doesn’t feel a lot different from one doin 70.
    He’ll pay the fine, might get to attend a class on driving safety and whatever else they can think of to snatch some cash from his wallet.
    Y’all wish you had as good a kid as we got in AD. He takes responsibility for what he does. This one will cost him a bit, but it’ll be a good lesson for him to learn. There are times when he should slow down and be patient.

  104. wrath4771 says: Dec 3, 2009 4:33 PM

    Of course they left out that he fumbled the ticket…

  105. kevin says: Dec 3, 2009 4:35 PM

    @bernie lomax. I’m crying from laughing so hard. really. thankyou for that update

  106. nutty says: Dec 3, 2009 4:40 PM

    Seriously. It’s just a speeding ticket. The only thing he did wrong was get caught. Y’all acting like you never broke a law or sped on the highway.
    Seriously 109mph aint that fast. I’ve pinned my speedo at 160mph on the way to Vegas.
    Did he shoot himself in the leg? No. Did he stomp on someone’s face during a televised game? No. Did he murder his girlfriend for being pregnant? No.
    So did he hurt anyone in the process?
    So stop your b!^@#in’ and STFU.

  107. marshall70 says: Dec 3, 2009 4:42 PM

    packerfanfornot4life says: December 3, 2009 3:20 PM
    To all the assholes coming to his defense with comments like big deal he probably has a Ferrari need to look at the big picture. Do any of you have kids?? He isnt a professional driver on a race track, he was on public roads putting innocent people at risk. If you want to risk you life that’s your business but don’t do it while choosing to risk the lives of others
    Yes, it was wrong and Peterson should be punished. He might not be though because football players are given breaks, sort of like Marky Chmura.

  108. reynaud5 says: Dec 3, 2009 4:44 PM

    Driving 109 MPH in a 55 zone is an automatic “reckless driving” charge in most states. And it should be. This is s-t-u-p-i-d @$$ driving. He’s lucky he didn’t go to jail and have to post bail. He could be fired (but he won’t be) by the team under the ethics/behavior clause in his contract.

  109. FLORIO_IS_A_SELLOUT says: Dec 3, 2009 4:51 PM

    Driving 109 MPH in a 55 MPH isn’t a big deal? Really? Just another speeding ticket? Let’s say I was driving 55 MPH in the right lane. I check my mirrors, check my blind spot and begin merging. Now, if someone was driving 109 MPH in the next lane over, there’s no way I could safely merge and see him in time. People who have a nonchalant attitude about these things this are directly to blame for the 42,000 deaths (deaths dont even include people who are mangled beyond recognition but still managed to live) that happen every day on American highways. People like Adrian Peterson and you lowlifes who defend him make American Highways a deathtrap and destroy lives on a daily basis in the U.S. (about one death per 10 minutes.) I hope anyone who drives 109 MPH in a 55 MPH zone dies before they have a chance to kill me or some other innocent person.

  110. Worst Poster Ever says: Dec 3, 2009 4:53 PM

    It’s pretty easy to “not realize” that you are going 100 MPH in a Ferrari or similar sports car because it doesn’t feel like you are going that fast…

  111. This is not news says: Dec 3, 2009 4:55 PM

    He was having fun and got caught. It happens to lots of people.

  112. chickenfootishunglikeachicken says: Dec 3, 2009 4:59 PM

    tabemanju,
    though peterson was not (hopefully not at least) intending to injure someone, he was intentionally speeding. he was intentionally putting himself and others at risk with his choices.

  113. myasylum says: Dec 3, 2009 5:15 PM

    You guys crack me up, it’s funny how one little statement can get so many people riled up!
    Look, Peterson wasn’t going 10mph over. That would simply be a speeding ticket.
    When Moss hit a cop in hit car, it wasn’t simply an accident either.
    These guys pull stunts like this for one reason. They think they are above it all, and can get away with it, and odds are he probably will. What he does in his “off” time certainly can affect his time on the field. It’s his way of thinking, or what if he was in a accident? These would be no Perterson on the field to even talk about. Someone need to bring him back to earth.
    You know, you guys act like if you take out Peterson there suddenly wouldn’t be another running back on the field.?!?! Chester Taylor would do just fine. Other defenses will have to prepare for him as well. They’d be stupid not too.
    Would Favre/Taylor have the impact of Farve/Peterson? Probably not, but they pretty much have the NFC Title wrapped up as it is. Benching Peterson now, might bring him to his senses, and in no way would it hurt the Vikings now. A Favre/Tayor combo may even help the team in the long run if Peterson is is capable of learning a thing. If he’s not, I don’t want to hear any of you bitching about how much Peterson fumbles, because you don’t care. – obviously you are simply blinded because you believe he is your God.

  114. Vikes#28Owns says: Dec 3, 2009 6:07 PM

    Love_Boat_Scandal says:
    “Typical Viking. The embarrassments of the NFL. Time to move the team to LA. With the traffic as bad as it is their, AP won’t be able to go over 15 MPH.”
    Your a Dumbass. Please name 1 team that doesn’t or never has had someone do something stupid. Yeah the love boat was a huge deal. Pretty sure almost everyone involved was cut or traded. Along with the coach. I thought the QB that killed dogs for fun was kind of embarrassing. Not to mentioned that TE that murdered his wife and kid. Or that WR that drove drunk and killed a man. Plus the some other WR that did coke. Not to mention all the domestic abuse some players hand out. A speeding ticket is nothing compared to these. I am not defending it by any means. It is really, really stupid and reckless. I heard he might get his license suspended and I think that he should.

  115. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Dec 3, 2009 6:08 PM

    PervyHarvin says:
    December 3, 2009 3:42 PM
    Shitterson-Is that all you could come up with? Really? I guess I shouldn’t expect better from you.
    —————————-
    Thanks for proving my point, Pervis.

  116. Great Smoky says: Dec 3, 2009 6:12 PM

    Something else Peterson has in common with Walter Payton.

  117. Hugh says: Dec 3, 2009 6:18 PM

    Immature? Yes.
    Worth benching? No.
    Who is the DE from NCSU who went to the same college as myself who is playing for Houston who was on Utube for speeding over 100 mph on I-40 last year who’s name I can’t remember right now?
    See, no one will care about this.

  118. Vikes - This is the Year! says: Dec 3, 2009 6:20 PM

    CYGNUS X-1 says:
    December 3, 2009 3:05 PM
    matt linehart sends his thanks ap since florio is on your sack he off his for not inviting him to that party!and would somebody tell me why if your name begins with a and ends with a p why you would call him ad?
    ——————————–
    @CYGNUS X-1
    Obviously you havn’t watched a Vikings game…
    AP = Adrian Peterson
    AD = All Day….because Adrian Peterson will be runnin at you ALL DAY!
    AD is a nick name that came from his College days and we Minnesooooooootans picked up on immediately.

  119. PervyHarvin says: Dec 3, 2009 6:58 PM

    @ Adam Crust- Hey bud,did you check out your award? jeff gave you ass hat of the day award! You can claim it on Favre Player of TM Would you like to grace us with a speech? Congratulations!

  120. bksandguy says: Dec 3, 2009 7:08 PM

    Wow, since I first posted a lot of the politically ignorant(“what about the kids?!?”) posters have come out. What you don’t take into account is it depends on the situation. Most of my speeding was done at night(midnite on) when ‘little Johnny’ isn’t out in the street playing. If the ‘anti-speeders’ had any clue about driving safety you would pressure your legislators to…1. prosecute repeat drunk driving as a felony, 2. make getting a license more difficult, 3. have mandatory defensive driving, and 4. realize that a soccer mom going 30mph midday, texting and talking on her mobile, is far more dangerous than a trained driver speeding in the right circumstance. With all the street racers and bikers I’ve ridden with 99.9% speed when they can only hurt themselves. For those of you that are still missing the big picture, I’m a donor, and more of a small SUV/Prius guy these days. I expect a lot of hate from the narrow-minded so don’t let me down!

  121. purple hay-seuss says: Dec 3, 2009 8:13 PM

    Billy Reeder,
    Sorry, man, but I absolutely cannot stand it any longer. You are getting both barrels of my frustration over people’s misuse of words.
    Their, There, They’re. These are NOT interchangeable! Too, To. These are NOT the same word! There are many more examples and I won’t pull a Boner Nelson and try to quote them (though Bobby was in rare form today, I must admit).
    Billy, your sin is above the rest: You created a word that you assume is spelled like you think it sounds. The word you have heard, and have used a thousand times is spelled PROBABLY. The way it is spoken has made you believe that it is spelled PROLLY. Please, Billy, for the love of all of our children and everything purple, STOP!
    Regulars here know I’m not a shit thrower other than with creativity and when clearly due. I’m spazzing out here because I cannot take it any more. I accept that there are a hell of a lot of football fans that won’t win English grammar contests or even attempt to write well. The British have been trying to get Americans to speak “English” for two hundred years, guys, and we generally tell them to screw off, we’ll talk as we like. I accept that.
    I make no claims on perfection. Hey, I’m a Vikings fan. But can we use actual words, please? Please?!!
    And AD is not above the law, nor has he claimed to be. I hope he’s punished as we all would be for the same offense in the real world. If he starts to behave like Lindsey Lohan, I’ll be pissed and mail my 28 jersey back to Eden Prairie in disgust.
    Let the system play out; none of us have any say in the outcome, nor do we have any say in anything that happens on the field. All we get to do is watch and bark at each other. There will be another story tomorrow, and Florio will be baiting us once again.

  122. GUNS527 says: Dec 3, 2009 8:41 PM

    PEETERSUN’s lawyer will probably argue that the cop who stopped him had his speedometer/radar on kmph rather than mph!
    It’s just typical to see something like this happen. Maybe he was hurrying to find if the ‘loveboat’ had left without him? Perhaps a big fine & community service(which he should be doing anyway for being a Viking fan hero…oops probably 2nd fiddle to Favre now). Quit sticking up for him; plain citizen you & me do this, & they’d throw the book at us! Wreckless driving like that deserves 10 days in the slammer, but like the ‘Williams Boys’, that would happen from June 6-16.
    We’ll see how this turns out though. Maybe there will be some common sense somewhere out there.
    Oh well, I HATE the 0-4 Vikings!

  123. SmackMyVickUp says: Dec 3, 2009 9:19 PM

    Seems like Vikings are on cruise control.
    Childress has not won a playoff game yet and this year doesn’t look good, unless they get lucky and face the Packers for their first game.

  124. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 3, 2009 9:52 PM

    I don’t like the Vikings, I am not an Adrian Peterson “fan”, but I fail to see how this has any impact on the team. If he was drunk, or driving recklessly, then ok. I don’t know the exact circumstances as to where he was driving. I have driven in Minnesota and there are lots of areas where 109 MPH in the right kind of car would not be all that dangerous. Illegal, Yes, but maybe not dangerous. I have driven very high performance cars in the Western US and Canada and on the Autobahn in Germany and way more that 109 MPH and was no danger to myself or to others. Going 80 MPH in a POS car can be deadly, but the right car and highway it is not that bad. He probably should slow it down a little given that he is needed by the Vikings in order for the team to get in line for the beat down the Saints are going to put on them in the NFC Championship.

  125. Ca_Viking says: Dec 3, 2009 10:30 PM

    When reading Florio’s post, I thought he had a legit question.
    109 in a 55 could be a bit excessive, but after reading the responses to his post, almost all of you are 205 in a 20 zone.
    The excessive nature of attacks on Florio, Peterson, and each other is sad, really sad.
    Florio made a post and an observation. But there is no need to nuke him and this site.
    Peterson was speeding, but there is no need to compare hime to the Mason family.
    The posters made be stooopid, but can we let the freedom of speech live?

  126. MasterShake says: Dec 4, 2009 12:30 AM

    High 40′s is enjoyable weather? Holy Crap! Maybe driving a car just “slowed” down for him like the NFL did after a while, short while.
    His dad used to let him drive the car in the driveway when he was younger.
    Did you fart?
    Five minutes to Wapner.

  127. 30PTBUCK says: Dec 4, 2009 3:31 AM

    Adrian deified puny mortal? There is only 1 god in Minnesota and in all the NFL.That be LORD FAVRE!!!!!
    Realize all of my subjects that my grace is all that let’s you live and that be so that you may serve me! At the end of the season when I have failed yet again in a playoff game then I shall retreat to Valhalla to slumber and feast.
    Then when my ego and taint have been sufficiently stroked by the retirement adulation shall I return (after training camp which is beneath a god) to ultimately fail.
    MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MORON
    Hugs and Kisses Florio
    Lord Favre

  128. mnmaverick says: Dec 4, 2009 7:32 AM

    I guess I missed this. This morning was the first I had read about it.
    I sent it on the site’s scoop thing, but I guess it’s old news.

  129. mnmaverick says: Dec 4, 2009 8:09 AM

    Chris Johnson is a scat back, not an every down all-purpose runningback with power to run through the middle, run over people, and break tackles. You want a Chris Johnson comparison? Maybe Devin Hester or Percy Harvin.
    Bob, there was no snow on the ground Saturday and until Wednesday night, when a flurry dropped a couple inches, it’s been green with no ice to be found. Nice try though.

  130. myasylum says: Dec 4, 2009 10:47 AM

    Now can I say, “Told yea so!”
    and I’m the idiot?

  131. bustabloodvessel says: Dec 4, 2009 11:56 AM

    Everyone hear who has NEVER gotten a speeding ticket, raise your hands. I have driven my car 100+ when I was a kid, it’s the stupid stuff kids do. Let it go.

  132. pack4life says: Dec 5, 2009 10:30 AM

    I think this whole thing is Brad Childress’s fault. AP hasn’t gotten used to the fact that this year, chauffeur Childress picks up #4 instead of #28 for all the team functions.
    This has been a tough year for Peterson. Last year he was without question the team MVP. This year, he may rank no higher than 4th or 5th in overall team contribution (behind Favre, Allen, Harvin, maybe Rice, Henderson, etc.). The last thing he wanted was to be late to the team’s Saturday night meeting and receive another stern look from Childress, like he gets when he fumbles.

  133. SmackMyVickUp says: Dec 5, 2009 4:18 PM

    I don’t like the Vikings, I am not an Adrian Peterson “fan”, but I fail to see how this has any impact on the team. If he was drunk, or driving recklessly, then ok.
    ————-
    Most states 25mph over the speed limit is reckless driving – regardless of what speed.

  134. ScottThompson1982 says: Dec 8, 2009 8:08 PM

    I am sure Florio( a recovering Favre Basher) Is exactly who the Viqueens are going to take football advice from..

  135. weird59 says: Dec 20, 2009 1:26 AM

    that a true gridiron worrier

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