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Adrian Peterson misses practice for personal reasons, spotted in South Dakota

Peterson AP

As the Vikings prepare for their first game after the bye week, running back Adrian Peterson bid farewell to practice for a day.

Absent for what the team described as “personal reasons,” the person of Peterson was spotted in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, according to the Argus (S.D.) Leader.

Peterson was spotted at the Little Coalinga Bar & Grill, eating a hot turkey sandwich.  The owner, Jane Bammert, said Peterson was a “super nice guy,” and he didn’t say why he was in Sioux Falls.

There’s no reason to believe Peterson won’t be available to play on Sunday.

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66 Responses to “Adrian Peterson misses practice for personal reasons, spotted in South Dakota”
  1. successfultroll49 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    That sandwich must be bomb.

  2. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Oct 10, 2013 5:24 PM

    Peterson ate a hot turkey sandwich for lunch in South Dakota. I’m so relieved the days of not knowing are over.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    Adrian Peterson can do whatever he wants.

  4. seahawks12lob says: Oct 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    if he cant play the vikings might as well not show up…..

  5. mataug says: Oct 10, 2013 5:30 PM

    Perhaps somebody complained about the Vikings name.

  6. jbl429 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:32 PM

    seahawks12lob says:
    Oct 10, 2013 5:27 PM
    if he cant play the vikings might as well not show up…..

    —–

    Against the Panthers? The Panthers might have all their players there and still not show up.

  7. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 5:33 PM

    peterson’s hgh/steroid dealer lives in Sioux Falls.

    File this under work related absence.

  8. acousticphan says: Oct 10, 2013 5:34 PM

    Thanks for keeping us up to date on such an Earth shattering development.

  9. Kathy Kramer says: Oct 10, 2013 5:34 PM

    I live in Sioux Falls, SD. The local news will go something like this: “Ranchers in western South Dakota suffer huge losses as last week’s blizzard killed tens of thousands of livestock. But first, Adrian Peterson came to town and ate a turkey sandwich! Then he went to Falls Park, the Empire Mall and one of the fifty bazillion buildings in Sioux Falls named after T. Denny Sanford! Sources are reporting that Peterson will head west to visit the Mitchell Corn Palace, then north to Huron to view the World’s Largest Fiberglass Pheasant, but we have not been able to confirm this.”

  10. mrbigg513 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:36 PM

    Damn. Let the man eat

  11. Kathy Kramer says: Oct 10, 2013 5:36 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Oct 10, 2013 5:33 PM
    peterson’s hgh/steroid dealer lives in Sioux Falls.

    File this under work related absence.

    The steriod/HGH dealers of Sioux Falls went out of business when people discovered the lucrative world of cooking meth.

  12. ejmstr says: Oct 10, 2013 5:38 PM

    HE WAS CHECKING OUT HIS OIL FUTURES.

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 5:39 PM

    K2…. that is a pretty impressive pheasant.

  14. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 10, 2013 5:41 PM

    K2…. what about farmers/ranchers who need all those steroids for their cattle, pigs, etc.?!?

  15. duece5 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:43 PM

    AD was just interviewing local Sioux Indians to see if they believe the Vikings name is racist to Norwegians.

  16. nemobhax says: Oct 10, 2013 5:44 PM

    lol

  17. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 10, 2013 5:44 PM

    Now that’s dedication.

  18. shaggytoodle says: Oct 10, 2013 5:48 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 10, 2013 5:26 PM
    Adrian Peterson can do whatever he wants.
    _________________

    Must have learned that from the way the Vikings treated Favre, it also helped Harvin get out of town.

  19. llsinning says: Oct 10, 2013 5:50 PM

    I also live in Sioux falls(which is a city of about 150k) and have never heard of the little coalinga? May have to try it if he’s here to eat that…

  20. fletcher08 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    Thursdays special is the hot turkey and it’s freaking awesome! I guarantee you he was full. Bet money there’s a dr. Visit involved.

  21. fletcher08 says: Oct 10, 2013 5:57 PM

    @llsinning. It’s down on Indiana ave across from the golden dragon Chinese restaurant. North of tenth st.

  22. wipackman1265 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:00 PM

    Used all the available deer antler crack. In Minnesota and needs to make a run to restock… Roid RB

  23. jonevans83 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:03 PM

    Did I just read a article that was about someone eating a sandwich? I think I need to take a break from the internet.

  24. tikisays says: Oct 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    Now that we know what Adrian Peterson ate for lunch-I’m sure everyone wants to know what Robert Griffin The 3rd had for lunch!!

  25. jrmbadger says: Oct 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    Maybe he’s out looking for a new offensive line.

  26. godsowncrunk says: Oct 10, 2013 6:07 PM

    Can’t believe he’d stop in Sioux Falls and not eat at JL Beers – there for business recently and couldn’t quit eating at that joint. But they don’t serve turkey sandwiches, so there’s that.

  27. borisbulldog says: Oct 10, 2013 6:07 PM

    Peterson in SD just raised the African American population in that state to 2!

  28. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 10, 2013 6:08 PM

    Peterson and Gonzalez, the tale of two of the greatest talents being wasted on teams that shall never see the glory of a Lombardi trophy.

    It’s shameful and saddening.

    I still have never received an acceptable answer.
    Why do you ponder passing?

  29. sf49ers4 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:12 PM

    What did he have to drink?

  30. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:19 PM

    are there any black folks in the dakotas?

  31. darkneptune73 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:25 PM

    Breaking news: AP eats sandwitch, reason for missing practice.

  32. olsonm4 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:25 PM

    I have heard the visit is related to a family medical issues. The only specialty hospital that I can imagine would pull AD away from Minneapolis is the Sanford Children’s Hospital. I hope all is well for his family’s sake.

  33. trollsetter says: Oct 10, 2013 6:27 PM

    Before you get saddened and shamed by Peterson’s lack of a superbowl appearance, just remember that he fumbled 3 times in the NFC championship game. He owns that too.

  34. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    Please let him have pulled a Ricky Williams
    Please let him have pulled a Ricky Williams
    Please let him have pulled a Ricky Williams
    Please let him have pulled a Ricky Williams

    ~ The other 31 teams.

  35. droyer85 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    Finkle and Einhorn in it together… how? why?

  36. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Oct 10, 2013 6:19 PM
    are there any black folks in the dakotas?

    __________________

    We know there’s at least one.

  37. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 10, 2013 6:34 PM

    He was on his way to Mount Rushmore to pose for the new addition.

  38. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 10, 2013 6:35 PM

    Is that sighting confirmed? I mean it is South Dakota.

    Black people are so rare that any buff looking black person they see has to be a professional athlete. Plus we all look alike so there could always be mistaken.

  39. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 10, 2013 6:36 PM

    ” according to the Argus (S.D.) Leader.”

    That’s gotta be a first.

  40. digitalsasquatch says: Oct 10, 2013 6:39 PM

    tikisays says:

    Oct 10, 2013 6:04 PM
    Now that we know what Adrian Peterson ate for lunch-I’m sure everyone wants to know what Robert Griffin The 3rd had for lunch!!

    ————————–

    Duh. Subway.

  41. gergie1957 says: Oct 10, 2013 6:40 PM

    He was there for a benefit for Chad Greenways Dad.

  42. lunarpie says: Oct 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    He realized how he’s one of the best RBs in the NFL and how he will never get a Ring. *hint Barry* The Minnesota Vikings best chance was years ago…

    With this, he most likely had a breakdown or panic attack. Then he just called up his pilot and told him to just take him anywhere where he could be secluded from society. Hopefully, he knows Yoga or Tai Chi and can find his Zen.

    I feel bad for him. Retire Adrian while your brain still works.

    -Raiders Fan

  43. ghjjf says: Oct 10, 2013 6:58 PM

    There is actually civilization in South Dakota?

  44. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 10, 2013 7:07 PM

    THIS JUST IN: ADRIAN PETERSON STOPPED AT LITTLE COALINGA AND ATE A HOT TURKEY SANDWICH.

    In other news, farmers lost many livestock in the blizzard last weekend.

    Only in America.

  45. lilpuppy says: Oct 10, 2013 7:12 PM

    ilovefoolsball says: Oct 10, 2013 6:08 PM

    Peterson and Gonzalez, the tale of two of the greatest talents being wasted on teams that shall never see the glory of a Lombardi trophy.

    It’s shameful and saddening.

    I still have never received an acceptable answer.
    Why do you ponder passing?
    __________________________________
    ever hear of a running back that went by the name of Barry , Barry Sanders

  46. sasquash20 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:18 PM

    @Trollsetter
    Peterson fumbled twice, not 3 times and he recovered one of them. Farve, Harvin, and another player whose name I can’t rember also fumbled and lost the ball. So it wasn’t really all APs fault. He did go for 120 and 3 tds though.

  47. duluthvikesfan says: Oct 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    I have a strong feeling this will be followed up tomorrow with a retraction stating he was never in SD.

  48. allday420ap says: Oct 10, 2013 7:23 PM

    Meanwhile arian imposter is a vegetarian

  49. gb4mn0 says: Oct 10, 2013 7:37 PM

    OMG it’s all falling apart. Peterson is gonna pull a Freeman. He’s sick of throwing his career away in the Land of 10k Trailer Park Cesspools.

  50. halfful says: Oct 10, 2013 8:09 PM

    What did he have to drink with it?

  51. thebigwhitecat says: Oct 10, 2013 8:20 PM

    Hope he signed a glossy 8×10 for the Little Coalinga Wall of Fame.

  52. notredameirish605 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:39 PM

    What olsonm4 said, I second that. He’s in Sioux Falls for “personal reasons” that no one should ever have to go through. There’s a bigger story to this. A lot bigger than ranchers losing livestock. The media will have it out soon enough.

  53. shelbypaxy says: Oct 10, 2013 8:41 PM

    There is a Timberwolves exhibition game in town against the Bucks.. Perhaps he will come off the bench as a power forward. The exhibition game was the big news here. A turkey sandwich stole their thunder..

  54. @Cereal_22 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:50 PM

    We’ve all taken personal days to go grub out right ?

  55. dragonfly99 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:03 PM

    Simple explanation. He just wanted to get out of Minnesota.

  56. fletcher08 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:10 PM

    Plenty of ignorant, or really bad comedians , commenting on this. I wonder if they have the internet in South Dakota? Dumbasses

  57. chubrock50 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:57 PM

    I find it so funny at the people who insist on Peterson using steroids only because of him coming back from an injury so quick. RGIII did it, is he roiding it up as well? Why can’t people just embrace the fact that Peterson is a freak of nature who takes great care of himself and works harder than anybody in the game. I hate many teams but if a player is a great player I don’t hate on that player cause he’s on a team I dislike. I hate the Packers, I think Aaron Rodgers is phenomenal and am jealous the Vikings don’t have a QB as good as him. Stop hating. Dude is one of the best running backs to ever step on the field.

  58. drj1980 says: Oct 10, 2013 11:01 PM

    He was here for greenway and for the t-wolves game

  59. timaug says: Oct 10, 2013 11:05 PM

    HE WAS THERE TO THROW “ALL” OF HIS QUARTERBACKS UNDER THE BUS”.

  60. ojibwebeauty33 says: Oct 11, 2013 1:40 AM

    Hes Here For An Unimagineable Tragedy. Many Of You Will Swallow Your Words :'(

  61. julesannfromsd says: Oct 11, 2013 10:39 AM

    I am proudly from South Dakota and love that many people think we either don’t exist or lack any type of intelligence – this keeps us less populated with ignorant and heart-less people (many of whom have posted on this blog). First off, none of you know why Adrian was in Sioux Falls. I have heard it was for a very personal tragedy. If this is true, shame on many of you. Think twice before you degrade another human being and be thankful you do not have your every move monitored and judged by others!

  62. roblyn777 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:19 AM

    He had a family tragedy…it’s not something to joke about or scoff at.

  63. roblyn777 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:19 AM

    He had a family tragedy…it’s not something to joke about or scoff at.

  64. naturn3r says: Oct 11, 2013 12:09 PM

    Turns out some coward his ex is dating may have beat his son who’s now in critical condition. Sad story.

  65. lwg120 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:28 PM

    I find it amazing and disgusting how many people start spouting their hate and posting their baseless judgements before they have all the facts. What a truly a sad statement about our general population.

  66. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:15 PM

    yeah how does the guy stating he was meeting his hgh supplier feel, pretty sad when it was really personal and not even about drugs, my heart goes out to adrian and his family for the loss of his son.

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