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Adrian Peterson active and will play today

File photo of Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay Reuters

Any questions about whether Adrian Peterson will play for the Vikings today have now been answered.

Peterson is active for today’s game against the Panthers, and will play two days after the death of his 2-year-old son in an alleged beating by the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

Only Peterson can answer whether it’s the right call, after having a short amount of time to process an enormous personal tragedy.

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28 Responses to “Adrian Peterson active and will play today”
  1. daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 13, 2013 11:36 AM

    He is going to have a HUGE game today. This reminds me of the BRett Favre Monday Night Football game when his father passed.

  2. thepftpoet says: Oct 13, 2013 11:37 AM

    Skol Vikings let’s win this game
    Skol Vikings honor your name
    Let’s get a first down, then get a touchdown
    Vikings Vikings, fight fight fight

    Let’s win this one for AD boys…

  3. theallegedone says: Oct 13, 2013 11:41 AM

    Good luck today A.P. I’ll be cheering for you. May your son rest in peace.

  4. valhalla2013 says: Oct 13, 2013 11:45 AM

    I hope he again breaks the NFL rushing record for a single game. If he only gets five yard though I will understand.

  5. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 13, 2013 11:49 AM

    Can’t imagine what he must be going through. I think his presence creates a motivating intangible that will make it difficult for the vistiting panthers.

  6. im2fast4you123 says: Oct 13, 2013 11:50 AM

    We got your back AP

  7. 50brady23moss says: Oct 13, 2013 11:58 AM

    Ugh, let the kid rest in peace & AP do his job. It’s his life, his decision, his reasons. We(media, fans) have a football relationship with AP, not a personal, our job is to enjoy his football antics not worry about his personal life. Have a great game, Mr. Peterson!

  8. thegonz13 says: Oct 13, 2013 12:04 PM

    I hope AP has the game of his life to honor his son.

    May everyone have a thought or a prayer for that child who did not deserve such a tragic fate.

  9. pfic15 says: Oct 13, 2013 12:11 PM

    Stop it with the Brett Favre talk. Not even close.

  10. wafflestomp says: Oct 13, 2013 12:34 PM

    Skol to Adrian and the Vikings.

  11. granadafan says: Oct 13, 2013 12:37 PM

    Though Peterson had no relationship with his son, he still tried to do the right thing and it’s a darned tragedy. I hope he can come to peace with all this.

  12. delusionalcardsfan says: Oct 13, 2013 12:39 PM

    Everyone mourns differently and if this I the best way for AP to work through this tragedy I think it’s great. I can’t even imagine the pain this man I going through. :(

  13. knicksmets says: Oct 13, 2013 12:39 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a long td on his first carry. it’s going to be emotional for him, hopefully he does his best in a sad situation.

  14. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    Has there ever been a 300 yard rusher in the NFL ?

    Because he’s going to crush anyone who gets in his way today.

  15. gsomatt says: Oct 13, 2013 12:49 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for AP and his family.

  16. mackie66 says: Oct 13, 2013 12:54 PM

    As a father of 4 sons, all grown, I cant imagine how I could play a football game only days after the brutal murder of my 2yr old son. Using the death of a son to motivate you speaks loudly of the “make up” of Mr Peterson. All you morons praising this “warrior” apparently are not fathers.

  17. thelastwordyaheard says: Oct 13, 2013 12:57 PM

    enough already with the idiotic comments about him going for 300yds in the kid’s honor.. he had no relationship with the kid & was not a father to him.. he’ll get what he gets because he’s a beast on the football field, period.

  18. xcerebus1 says: Oct 13, 2013 1:00 PM

    Am I missing something here? Yes, it’s always a tragedy when a young child dies, for any reason. This kid was two years old and from what little news is leaking out, Peterson never set eyes on him until the hospital visit, although he might of caught a glimpse of him at the DNA facility. Why the hell is all this sympathy directed his way?

  19. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 13, 2013 1:02 PM

    He’ll get what he gets because he’s a juiced up hgh/steroid abusing freak.

  20. realskipbayless says: Oct 13, 2013 1:19 PM

    From the things I read he didn’t really know the kid. Yeah its very tragic but you can’t compare this to Favre losing his father that he looked up to all his life.

  21. blackhawks2010 says: Oct 13, 2013 1:28 PM

    Rooting for you today AP, class act. God bless you

  22. 1rockyracoon says: Oct 13, 2013 1:30 PM

    For those of you who keep praising AP consider this:
    a) your child is rushed to an ER and placed on life support. Would you go the the ER? Because AP didn’t on Wednesday night.
    b) your child is on life support. Do you stay at the hospital the entire time? Because AP left after spending a few hours.
    c) your child is struggling to stay alive and then passes away. Would you be at his side or would you be going about your normal routine? Because AP made sure his dying son didn’t interfere with his own life.
    Stop calling him a father to this boy. It is an insult to men who are real fathers.

  23. pfic15 says: Oct 13, 2013 2:39 PM

    1 rockyraccoon. Thank you.

  24. wearethesteelers says: Oct 13, 2013 2:46 PM

    You wouldn’t know he was playing.

    #ghost
    #shouldvesat
    #whereswaldo

  25. thundastormz says: Oct 13, 2013 2:47 PM

    LOL @ ppl that said AP would have a huge game. He might not care about the death of his son but I know his dreams of single season rushing record being dead bother him.

  26. sundance58301 says: Oct 13, 2013 3:03 PM

    1rockyracoon…. it’s the media, and folks on here that either deify, or ascribe levels of morality to him.

  27. dartwick says: Oct 13, 2013 3:09 PM

    daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 13, 2013 11:36 AM

    He is going to have a HUGE game today. This reminds me of the BRett Favre Monday Night Football game when his father passed.

    Except its not really anything like that.

  28. oaklegend says: Oct 13, 2013 5:43 PM

    The “enormous personal tragedy” here is that this little boy never knew his father and never caught sight of him until it was in his P.R. interest to make the effort.

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