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Adrian Peterson misses practice for personal matters

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While it didn’t draw the attention of last week’s absence, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice again Wednesday for what coach Leslie Frazier called personal reasons.

Frazier would not specify the reason for the absence, or whether it was related to the death of Peterson’s 2-year-old son in South Dakota last week.

It’s a personal matter for Adrian,” Frazier said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He and I will talk later [Wednesday], but I expect him to be back [Thursday] ready to go.”

As we mentioned last week when many folks were wondering whether he should play or not, the decisions on how to get through this situation should belong to Peterson alone. And Frazier admitted it was a process his running back was going through.

“It’s a very difficult situation, without question,” Frazier said. “And it has many challenges.”

Far down the list is a early week practice for a game against the 0-6 Giants on Monday night.

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8 Responses to “Adrian Peterson misses practice for personal matters”
  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 17, 2013 6:12 AM

    Tiger 2.0

  2. youngs79 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:59 AM

    I don’t think he needs the practice.

  3. nightofthehipple says: Oct 17, 2013 7:06 AM

    Family is more important than football. Do what you you have to do Adrian,,,the fans still love and respect you.

  4. AD2K5 says: Oct 17, 2013 8:29 AM

    It seems more likely that it is all the news that is coming out after the tragic death of the SD boy, rather than the boy himself, that AD is struggling with. The whole situation is just tragic. Maybe something positive will come from this, maybe players will realize they can’t just go through life as if they were the center of everything, with little regard for those around them.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 17, 2013 8:45 AM

    The gravity of what he’s done (or didn’t do) was bound to catch up with him.

  6. comatrip1 says: Oct 17, 2013 9:06 AM

    I heard he didn’t even know of this kid’s existence until a couple months ago and that he only “met” the kid for the first time when he was in a comma in the ICU. Is that true?

  7. nyjetsfan08 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:26 PM

    He’s meeting another son from a different mother for the first time that’s in ICU.

  8. rcpecook says: Oct 17, 2013 7:45 PM

    Maybe, just maybe our heroes should be men and women who are good reliable people who make good decisions and care for their children. Let’s admire them instead of a person like the purple “jesus” that is admired just because he can heal abnormally fast and can run with a football.

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