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If there was any doubt that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to return to the field ASAP, there shouldn’t be.

Attorney Rusty Hardin, appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, made it clear that Peterson hopes to be on the field playing for the Vikings when they return to action on November 16 against the Bears.

At a time when it seems that the NFL is prepared to move at its own speed, Hardin would prefer a speedy effort to get everyone in the same room and work this out.

“It takes only an airplane trip to do it,” Hardin said.  “I’m hoping that can be done quickly and I’m hoping the NFL is receptive to it and agrees to it and get this issue off the front page, because it’s time for him to go back and . . . play football.”

The league has declined to provide a timetable or to shed any other light on what will transpire.  It’s possible that a hearing of some sort will be scheduled.

Regardless, it all needs to move quickly — as quickly as if it would if a player were facing an in-season suspension for any other infraction that keeps him from playing until his rights have been exercised.

And if the league claims that it can’t move quickly because it didn’t anticipate this specific development (a contention that hasn’t been made yet but could be), please.  For the potential outcomes for a felony case headed for trial on December 1, a plea agreement resides fairly close to the top of the Family Feud board.

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  1. joetoronto says: Nov 5, 2014 4:24 PM

    Lock him up now.

  2. marttizzle says: Nov 5, 2014 4:26 PM

    I bet he does! LOL, he is getting paid still, I would think that would want to start working!

  3. REDSKINSFOREVER says: Nov 5, 2014 4:28 PM

    Let the man play!!!

    Book it now ALL DAY breaks his own single game record on 11-16!

    Let the man play!!

  4. thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2014 4:29 PM

    All the momentum is swinging towards the Minnesota Vikings now.

    The pieces are falling in place at the perfect time.

    Coming off of two straight dominant wins, we’ve found out our winning formula.

    We have an identify on defense, Ranked #8 in the NFL and LEADING the league in sacks with the most ferocious front 4 in the NFL.

    Now with Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph coming back into the lineup.

    This will be the last week we’re ever below .500.

    A Super Bowl is not far off.

    The Decade of Dominance begins.

    Now.

  5. thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    Acknowledge Greatness.
    Acknowledge Dominance.
    Acknowledge your Superiors.

    Acknowledge the historic Minnesota Vikings.

    18 Divisional titles.
    3rd Best Winning Percentage in NFL History.

    We Created the game of football as you know it.

  6. bucrightoff says: Nov 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    What do linebacker, safeties and AP’s kids have in common?

    He usually abuses them.

  7. illogic87 says: Nov 5, 2014 4:31 PM

    WWJD? Would he forgive AP?

  8. crapsandviche says: Nov 5, 2014 4:31 PM

    I believe the NFL will have to move quickly on this or face a pretty huge lawsuit from Peterson. I believe there is a precedent set for handling misdemeanor cases in the NFL and anything short of that could be perceived as a double standard.

  9. Getoffmylawn! says: Nov 5, 2014 4:32 PM

    Who cares what this child beater wants?

  10. seatownballers says: Nov 5, 2014 4:32 PM

    Grab him in fantasy

  11. youngs79 says: Nov 5, 2014 4:32 PM

    Time served, six game fine. Done, next….

  12. faulkana says: Nov 5, 2014 4:32 PM

    Child abusers can’t be choosers. The NFL doesn’t owe you anything, AP. Take what you get, when you get it.

    I can’t imagine wanting to show my face to a crowd after being outed as a child-beating, money stealing, dope smoking, orgy participating, scumdog.
    AP = IQ of 38.

  13. reesesteel23 says: Nov 5, 2014 4:33 PM

    Hey everyone……tell us what you think Adrian’s punishment should be, so that you will be able to root for him again without feeling bad about it?!

  14. crindal3000 says: Nov 5, 2014 4:34 PM

    ok you’re suspended for the season

  15. thevikingdefender says: Nov 5, 2014 4:36 PM

    I think his punishment has already been served, all the games that he has already missed. He should be back @Chicago.

  16. deltaoracle says: Nov 5, 2014 4:37 PM

    I thought Mini’s decade of domination began nine weeks ago. No?

  17. sfsugator says: Nov 5, 2014 4:37 PM

    he will be on the patriots, broncos or cowboys by seasons end bank on that.

  18. floodoobious says: Nov 5, 2014 4:41 PM

    So many self righteous people here…

  19. linemanguy74 says: Nov 5, 2014 4:42 PM

    If this would have been some no name in the NFL it never would have been in the press

  20. alltee says: Nov 5, 2014 4:43 PM

    the vikes are good story this year, but how delusional are all the fans saying they are a superbowl contender, I mean what sport are you watching? they aren’t even a top ten ranked team for good reason. good luck with your superbowl the rest of us are all really scared when we play the Vikings. those 4 wins against all losing teams have us trembling with your dominant path to the superbowl. 4 wins against teams with a record of 9-24 and these fans are talking superbowl, just unreal

  21. thetroofishere says: Nov 5, 2014 4:46 PM

    Duh.

    If AP was smart, he would knock out the community service over the next week. Donate 100K to a nonprofit organization tomorrow and wait for Goodell to call.

  22. detpatt says: Nov 5, 2014 4:48 PM

    Listen, the judicial has handed out justice and a plea deal was reached. Was the justice warranted? Who knows. I do not condone beating children but the NFL should not intervene any more than they have because he has already served 8 games off and will be serving his punishment soon.

  23. censorshipstinks says: Nov 5, 2014 4:53 PM

    child abusers deserve to be banished from the NFL. ANYONE that says otherwise thinks it is ok to beat, not punish a child. and you make me sick.

  24. seahawkz4life says: Nov 5, 2014 4:53 PM

    Talented dude, not getting any younger though

  25. whatjusthapped says: Nov 5, 2014 4:54 PM

    The NFL has an image problem if they let a child abuser suit up without mandatory counseling and a suspension for at least a year.

    Who cares what AP wants? I’m pretty sure the 4 year didn’t want his scrotum to bleed, did he get a vote in that?

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 5, 2014 4:54 PM

    About a 95% chance the NFL screws this up to given its recent tract record.

  27. lemmetalkwouldya says: Nov 5, 2014 5:00 PM

    The man had a “Whoopin’ Room” ….. a “WHOOPIN’ ROOM”.

    Think that beating was a random, spontaneous thing????

    The man is lucky he had a prosecutor who would let him plead to a misdemeanor… Joe Average wouldn’t be so lucky; and he’s got the nerve to try and speed this up?

    What punishment did he get from the NFL? He was suspended for six weeks, WITH PAY!!!!!!

    If anyone thinks he can control that temper and not beat that kid again, I’ll take that bet.

  28. stunningtruth says: Nov 5, 2014 5:00 PM

    Is anybody else tired of hearing Sportscasters invoke “due process” as some concept in the law that somehow applies to private entities? News Flash: the constitution applies to the government and government action – not private entities. The NFL can send AP walking based on a moral justification because he beat a child, regardless of the courts. Who is going to sit next to a kid at the game and cheer for AP. That is the problem for the Vikings.

  29. skolvike says: Nov 5, 2014 5:03 PM

    @altee

    Please make your comment “fan” not “fans”. pftpoet is as much an embarassment to Viking fans as the obnoxious Redskin fan was to their fan base some time ago.

    Most viking fans are thrilled with the changes in our team with the arrival of Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner but we are also smart enough to know it may take a year of two before the Vikings are genuine contenders. Good grief, look at the Vikings last year under Frazier — they couldnt stop a bloody nose or catch a cold. Now look where they are. Zimmer has brought us FUN again and this year that is enough. We are content to enjoy the weekly improvements theis year and wait on the future to arrive in its own time.

  30. martin492013 says: Nov 5, 2014 5:05 PM

    “thepftpoet says:
    Nov 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    3rd Best Winning Percentage in NFL History.

    We Created the game of football as you know it.”

    Dude what are you smoking…….8th best winning percentage not third…….Stop making crap up

  31. skolvike says: Nov 5, 2014 5:10 PM

    @stunningtruth

    What ever happened to the concept of a second chance after paying your dues to society? AD admitted fault, cooperated completely, accepted total responsibility, and agreed to what the court deemed a reasonable punishment. What the hell more do you want from him, public seppuku? Even the mother of his child said she still wants him in her boy’s life — and don’t give me the “Money” excuse since she’d get that anyway.

  32. liongator says: Nov 5, 2014 5:12 PM

    No one cares that the court system gave him a slap on the wrist, but BY GOD THE NFL HAS TO PUNISH HIM!!!!!

    Same NFL that allowed a statue to honor a convicted felon in Baltimore. And gave a two game suspension to a wife beater.

    Maybe you people need to get off the internet and see what evil YOUR kids are up to….

  33. pftcritic says: Nov 5, 2014 5:15 PM

    Fine him and let him play

  34. lanflfan says: Nov 5, 2014 5:16 PM

    Put him in timeout to think about his actions (i.e. suspend him for the rest of the season). And make sure you save plenty of retirement funds because I bet your children would pick the dirtiest, nastiest nursing home possible to store your carcass when the time comes.

  35. brucetrimble says: Nov 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    Another entitled athlete/performer. AD would be better served with patience and humility.

  36. In Teddy We Trust says: Nov 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    I cannot believe there are still people who take pftpoet seriously.

  37. crapsandviche says: Nov 5, 2014 5:21 PM

    @liongator

    but BY GOD THE NFL HAS TO PUNISH HIM!!!!!
    ————————————————–
    I’m pretty sure God is all about forgiveness…..maybe you should try it sometime.

  38. farmmbig says: Nov 5, 2014 5:22 PM

    This is ridiculous. How many other first time offenders of any NFL policy has gotten more consequences before even being through the Court System?

    This league is full of human beings that make mistakes. They are simply using Adrian Peterson as a means to set an example because of their Ray Rice F-up!…

    All I know is they better deliver similar punishment/suspension if the player is the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Peytone Manning, Tom Brady, RG3 or any other player from a more popular NFL team…. Same with owners.

  39. greenandgoldgirl says: Nov 5, 2014 5:25 PM

    I for one do not want to see a child beater in the NFL. He needs to be banned for life and if not then suspend him for the year. It doesn’t matter what he wants. Stop sweeping these things under the rug. Same thing with Ray Rice. Wife beaters and child abusers should be gone. It is NOT their right to play in the NFL, it’s a privilege.

  40. donmcg2012 says: Nov 5, 2014 5:27 PM

    What a joke. Regardless of the plea bullcrap he still abused his kid. Only in America can one feel innocent with all the loopholes that exist. His son got no justice.

  41. Virtual_Momma says: Nov 5, 2014 5:37 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Nov 5, 2014 4:30 PM
    Acknowledge Greatness.
    Acknowledge Dominance.
    Acknowledge your Superiors.

    Acknowledge the historic Minnesota Vikings.

    18 Divisional titles.
    3rd Best Winning Percentage in NFL History.

    We Created the game of football as you know it.

    And futility in Super Bowls…..0 and 4….. Keep dreaming…
    Peterson should now serve a six game suspension since he hasn’t been penalized by the league yet.

  42. funshipm174 says: Nov 5, 2014 5:40 PM

    Rusty Hardin doesn’t control the N.F.L.,so he is out of his jurisdiction.Translation, NFL doesn’t need to rush anything for Peterson.

  43. frank booth says: Nov 5, 2014 5:41 PM

    Virtual_Momma says:
    Nov 5, 2014 5:37 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Nov 5, 2014 4:30 PM
    Acknowledge Greatness.
    Acknowledge Dominance.
    Acknowledge your Superiors.

    Acknowledge the historic Minnesota Vikings.

    18 Divisional titles.
    3rd Best Winning Percentage in NFL History.

    We Created the game of football as you know it.

    And futility in Super Bowls…..0 and 4….. Keep dreaming…
    Peterson should now serve a six game suspension since he hasn’t been penalized by the league yet.
    ==================================
    It’s not about the PFTpoet. He’s outstanding. It’s about the 60+ morons that actually agree with him.

  44. In Teddy We Trust says: Nov 5, 2014 5:44 PM

    I think I’ve been pretty tough on Adrian, but people are really going off the deep end here. What he did was a terrible thing, but as far as we know, it was a one-time incident. Not the whippings, but the injuries. Like it or not, it is not illegal to hit your kid with a switch or whatever else. People are calling him a serial child abuser but this is more than likely a very bad mistake from which he has hopefully learned a valuable lesson.

    Now if it were to happen again, I’d say boot him out of the league forever, but an 8-game suspension seems like it ought to be enough for now.

  45. pappavike says: Nov 5, 2014 5:45 PM

    It’s simple, If you are upset about Peterson playing don’t watch, or go to Vikings games there are enough football and Vikings fans that will watch & go to games. Besides how does what Peterson did to HIS SON affect YOUR SON!!

  46. iejdaniel says: Nov 5, 2014 5:45 PM

    Josh Brent killed someone. 10 game suspension.

    And yet, there are clowns here that are wanting AP to sit out the entire season.

  47. johnnysmiddlefinger says: Nov 5, 2014 5:48 PM

    I hope Goodell takes his sweet time…

  48. darkneptune73 says: Nov 5, 2014 5:49 PM

    You forgive and move on. The Vikings would do that to AP. Any team would do that.

  49. dryzzt23 says: Nov 5, 2014 5:53 PM

    NFL teams want NFL PLAYERS to stop beating children, beating women, doing PEDs, doing illegal drugs, driving drunk, getting into barfights, and committing crimes AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE !!!!

    But NFL players will continue to do this kind of crap and bring their employers tons of headaches and PR problems.

  50. campcouch says: Nov 5, 2014 5:55 PM

    Some folks call it abuse, some folks call it a whooping, I grew up feeling the sting of a switch, extension cord, shoes, pans, belts, you name it. No I wasn’t a demon kid, just a normal Ohio boy getting into boy trouble. My family came from the south and Cuba and sparing the rod was unheard of. Did I like it? Not at all, it hurt! But for them(and me) it was normal to have a welt or cuts. End the end they still loved me and I loved them. Taught me to follow rules too hahaha. Would I do it to my kids? No. A open hand swat to the backside works fine only because I broke that cycle, be it cultural or just the way everyone was taught. I can’t judge him as a bad guy because that’s how he was taught to rear a child. Now it’s up to him to break that cycle and teach his kids the same. Let him move on.

  51. mancave1rules says: Nov 5, 2014 5:55 PM

    Nice how all the Packer fans say ban for life a former league mvp. Should Favre have been kicked out of the league for abusing drugs. No, you get help for your league ambassadors and they will continue to make millions for the league. You don’t cast away players who have had stellar careers unless they of course murder someone. Packer fans need to go away!!!

  52. dryzzt23 says: Nov 5, 2014 5:57 PM

    This is a LABOR issue. AP made his employers look terrible, yet he gets a slap on the wrist.

    IMO the Vikings and the NFL should force AP (and the other perps that masquerade as NFL players) to pay all legal and public relations fees for the NFL. After all, the Vikings, Ravens, Panthers, etc would NOT have these PR problems if the players weren’t bumbling idiots.

  53. smartdevildog6 says: Nov 5, 2014 6:04 PM

    I don’t know why everyone is crying anymore, you all act like it is a crime to discipline your kids. I would get beat like hell if I mouthed off to my parents or messed up in school. Belts and switches. I am a better man for it because that is how I learned. The men and women and teenagers of today who are screwed up and have that sense of entitlement that they deserve everything are the ones who grew up spoiled who weren’t disciplined as children. So knocking out your wife like ray rice did is bad. Disciplining your kids is not

  54. frank booth says: Nov 5, 2014 6:13 PM

    smartdevildog6 says:
    Nov 5, 2014 6:04 PM

    I don’t know why everyone is crying anymore, you all act like it is a crime to discipline your kids. I would get beat like hell if I mouthed off to my parents or messed up in school. Belts and switches. I am a better man for it because that is how I learned. The men and women and teenagers of today who are screwed up and have that sense of entitlement that they deserve everything are the ones who grew up spoiled who weren’t disciplined as children. So knocking out your wife like ray rice did is bad. Disciplining your kids is not
    ==================================

    Also, plenty of kids that were beaten with belts and switches and abused, whether verbally or physically, by parents who were either abusive or “thought they were doing the right thing” are todays criminals and continue that cycle.

    Knocking out your wife-bad

    Hitting your kid with an object, hitting them repeatedly in the legs and genitals, drawing blood and leaving welts and/or scars- good

    Ok, I think I’ve got it.

  55. longtimefanhtr says: Nov 5, 2014 6:13 PM

    A Reds—n fan saying let the guy play. Go figure from a franchise as dismal as the Vikings.

  56. raiderapologist says: Nov 5, 2014 6:14 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Nov 5, 2014 4:30 PM

    3rd Best Winning Percentage in NFL History.
    ——————-
    As of 2013, they were 8th. Do they have a cute little plaque in their trophy case to commemorate the honor?

  57. mypercyhurts2 says: Nov 5, 2014 6:15 PM

    You want to make this go away for the vast majority of fans? Peterson was out those 8 games because of Minnesota, not the league. Suspend him the rest of the season under their new guidelines (it’s less than half a season), somehow allow him to spend some time with his team during this time to rebuild trust, and server his community service. He’ll still be a Viking that way. Viking fans would get Peterson back, Peterson gets to spend extra time with his family, the ticked off fans have time to forget, and no rules are really broken by it.

  58. vikes49 says: Nov 5, 2014 6:16 PM

    donmcg2012 says:
    Nov 5, 2014 5:27 PM
    What a joke. Regardless of the plea bullcrap he still abused his kid. Only in America can one feel innocent with all the loopholes that exist. His son got no justice.

    Im curious, What kind of justice should his son get???

  59. htowntexan says: Nov 5, 2014 6:17 PM

    what AP did was so much worse than what ray rice did, yet rice is out of the league forever. incredible. if there was a video of this full grown man destroying his baby, things would be different.

  60. tmdill18 says: Nov 5, 2014 6:24 PM

    There is no bigger attorney scumbag than Rusty Hardin.

  61. codythao35 says: Nov 5, 2014 6:43 PM

    AP discipline his child and while you clowns are murderer. Don’t judge some one for their mistakes but judge your own moron. Another word, don’t worry about what others do but worry about your own.

  62. golforepar says: Nov 5, 2014 6:47 PM

    Classless Vikings fans on here backing AP prove they could care less what he did to his KID!

  63. theuglitruth says: Nov 5, 2014 6:50 PM

    He can sit and wait.

  64. dcviking says: Nov 5, 2014 6:54 PM

    Classic Packer rubes making parenting judgements — get your players out of the hot tubs before casting too many stones.

  65. dcviking says: Nov 5, 2014 6:56 PM

    Does this site actually have any posting guidelines?

  66. lacarious says: Nov 5, 2014 6:58 PM

    would be awesome if both ray rice and AP are reinstated in the same week.

  67. gtodriver says: Nov 5, 2014 7:04 PM

    In yesterday’s local paper, there is an article buried on the third page of the B section on a women who was sentenced to one year of probation for for “beating her daughter with a belt and then using the belt to strangle her”.

    The article goes on to say that this is not the first time that her abuse of her daughter had been reported to police (family member turned her in).

    So – AP’s situation makes front page news and he ends up with 2 years of probation – and he never attempted to strangle his son.

    Sounds to me like he has been punished much more severely than the average person already.

    Let the man play.

  68. tindeaux says: Nov 5, 2014 7:23 PM

    actually the nfl is moving just fine. it’s that for a guy who has nothing to do like ap, it seems slow… very slow.

  69. 13timenflworldchamps says: Nov 5, 2014 7:25 PM

    thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2014 4:29 PM

    All the momentum is swinging towards the Minnesota Vikings now.

    The pieces are falling in place at the perfect time.

    Coming off of two straight dominant wins, we’ve found out our winning formula.

    We have an identify on defense, Ranked #8 in the NFL and LEADING the league in sacks with the most ferocious front 4 in the NFL.

    Now with Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph coming back into the lineup.

    This will be the last week we’re ever below .500.

    A Super Bowl is not far off.

    The Decade of Dominance begins.

    ===================================

    Another Super Bowl LOSS isn’t far off either

  70. 13timenflworldchamps says: Nov 5, 2014 7:35 PM

    smartdevildog6 says: Nov 5, 2014 6:04 PM

    I don’t know why everyone is crying anymore, you all act like it is a crime to discipline your kids. I would get beat like hell if I mouthed off to my parents or messed up in school. Belts and switches. I am a better man for it because that is how I learned. The men and women and teenagers of today who are screwed up and have that sense of entitlement that they deserve everything are the ones who grew up spoiled who weren’t disciplined as children. So knocking out your wife like ray rice did is bad. Disciplining your kids is not

    —————————————————————-

    Obviously those beatings you received have clouded your judgement……..The child we are talking about was 4.What 4 year old deserves to beat so bad it leaves marks? C’mon, your smarter then that…..whoops my bad, your a Viking fan obviously your not……LOL

  71. 13timenflworldchamps says: Nov 5, 2014 7:40 PM

    Josh Brent killed someone. 10 game suspension.

    And yet, there are clowns here that are wanting AP to sit out the entire season.

    ====================================

    Yes so he can use the time to get introduced to 7 out of his eight kids

  72. packmanfan says: Nov 5, 2014 7:40 PM

    The sooner he gets out there the sooner a defensive player has a shot at giving him a season or career ending injury and the sooner we can get some poetic justice.
    Works for me.

  73. packmanfan says: Nov 5, 2014 7:41 PM

    In other words:
    I beat my kid.
    I am only sorry because I was caught.
    Let’s sweep this under the rug and act like nothing ever happened.
    I don’t care and want to play and I will beat my kid again.
    So there!

  74. packmanfan says: Nov 5, 2014 7:42 PM

    He should be focusing more on his kids and showing more care about them than about himself.
    He is making it look like football is more important than child abuse.

  75. favresthumbdrive says: Nov 5, 2014 7:47 PM

    Probably doesn’t need to be said, but please I hope everyone understands that PFTPOET is just a packer troll. Lifelong Viking fan here, and trust me it’s all dribble. No way he is actually a Vikings fan. Most I’m sure know this, just wanted to make it clear. He’s a knucklehead troll. Period.

  76. golforepar says: Nov 5, 2014 7:47 PM

    Pettersen = GUTTER TRASH!

  77. aljack88 says: Nov 5, 2014 7:49 PM

    REDSKINSFOREVER says:
    Nov 5, 2014 4:28 PM
    Let the man play!!!

    Book it now ALL DAY breaks his own single game record on 11-16!

    Let the man play!!

    ———————————————————-
    I’ve been watching the NFL for over 50 yrs, ( yea, I’m an old fart). There’s been players I’ve really liked and admired and there’s been some I don’t. I’ve never wished ill will on any until now….
    this p.o.s. whipped a little boy bloody; the little boy was bleeding and he kept getting whipped some more.
    Forget about any “code of conduct” ever having any kind of meaning.

  78. elevando1 says: Nov 5, 2014 7:51 PM

    Hold up. At the very least, no football this year. The guy is beating children with a stick. Who reasonably could expect to return to their job after this?

  79. stellarperformance says: Nov 5, 2014 7:55 PM

    He’s dumb as a rock, but gol darn it, he’s our dumb rock. Go Vikings!

  80. mypercyhurts2 says: Nov 5, 2014 7:55 PM

    I tried to offer some sort of rational option that could satisfy both parties, but it’s obvious this is about as polarizing as it gets. I can’t tell how many people want what to happen.

    Thumbs Up – Play him
    Thumbs down – Suspend for however long

  81. aljack88 says: Nov 5, 2014 7:56 PM

    “….I would get beat like hell if I mouthed off to my parents or messed up in school….”

    hey “smartdevildog” – this kid is too little to even be in kindergarden.

  82. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 5, 2014 7:57 PM

    Man, the holier-than-thou crowd are out in full force.

    Here’s a news-flash for them. Although I don’t condone what Peterson did (and note that even the prosecutor admitted that Peterson did not intend to injure his son), the fact that Peterson is a strict disciplinarian does NOT necessarily mean that he is a bad parent. As I, and I’m sure many others, will attest, parents who strictly discipline their kids can nonetheless otherwise be good and loving parents!

    Also, I bet that most of the condemners are Christian, yet, when it comes to Peterson (who appears to be a decent guy and appears to have learned his lesson), they are ready to eternally damn him. Hypocrites!

  83. shiftycommish says: Nov 5, 2014 8:12 PM

    The NFL is a joke if they allow AP to play again this season. Time to start taking these crimes players commit seriously like the rest of the world does.

  84. meximyke says: Nov 5, 2014 8:16 PM

    The prosecutor on this case needs to be investigated for the deal he made! I hope the mother sues AP on behalf of her son, for abuse!! He should be behind bars!! He even admitted he was on drugs while out on bail means go directly to jail!! What happened to a mandatory drug rehab program? He should not be aloud to play this season! PERIOD!!!

  85. wafflestomp says: Nov 5, 2014 8:26 PM

    favresthumbdrive says:
    Nov 5, 2014 7:47 PM

    Probably doesn’t need to be said, but please I hope everyone understands that PFTPOET is just a packer troll. Lifelong Viking fan here, and trust me it’s all dribble. No way he is actually a Vikings fan. Most I’m sure know this, just wanted to make it clear. He’s a knucklehead troll. Period.
    —————————————————————————————

    Don’t try to pass this idiot off on Packer Nation.
    He is clearly one of the truly delusional purple paste eaters.
    Every time the Vikings struggle he disappears like a fart in the wind. If he was truly trolling that’s when he’d be his loudest.
    He’s one of yours, embrace his suck!

    As for debating AP’s NFL punishment, keep in mind he’s been on a paid exempt list and not officially suspended.
    Also there’s that little matter of him testing positive for smoking a “little weed”.

    skoLOL

  86. afcdomination says: Nov 5, 2014 9:08 PM

    he is an example to all players that the NFL makes you. I totally forgot about AP. I was thinking Minn had a TD guy in Aciada, and really totally forgot AP was around.

    the NFL’s marketing machine would have had a replacement immediately if he was to be gone long term. these players need to realize just how replaceable they are, even if they are a “star” and setting records. you can be kicked out of town really quickly and the fans will move on to the next guy faster than you can clean your locker out.

    which is why the next CBA negotiation, bring on the replacements. I can root for Shane Falco.

  87. pappavike says: Nov 5, 2014 10:02 PM

    Does anybody know if Peterson tested positive for weed or if its hear say

  88. bnwpnw says: Nov 5, 2014 10:21 PM

    And if the NFL doesn’t move faster he’s gonna break out the switch.

  89. nflfan78 says: Nov 5, 2014 10:47 PM

    Wafflestomp
    Not a fan of either team, but I’ve seen that guy on several articles. Almost certain he is a Green Bay Packers fan.

  90. slobberknocker says: Nov 5, 2014 11:02 PM

    I doubt the NFL will move as quick as you make kids.

  91. pack13queens0 says: Nov 6, 2014 12:30 AM

    We all know if this was a Packers player, Roger Goodell would ban him for life. But since he worships the Vikings, he’ll probably get a free pass.

  92. detlions80 says: Nov 6, 2014 2:42 AM

    Packman, your comment about a season or career ending injury being justice is pure class. You respect for the game couldn’t be more evident.

  93. morerum says: Nov 6, 2014 10:59 AM

    To those of you who think he should be suspended for the rest of the season or kicked out of the NFL, do you think every child abuser should be punished the same way and lose income and their jobs? Also, if so, how are they supposed to help support those kid or pay child support? The kid just gets punished again.

  94. jazz11001 says: Nov 6, 2014 12:54 PM

    Keep in mind that the banks of the world recently stole about 2/3rds of the planets wealth and nobody was prosecuted.

    The damage is done. The families have been hurt and are trying to mend, the courts have made their decision. The media cannot play the role of shadow government here. The only thing stopping the healing from beginning is Goodell.

    All of the conditions for reinstatement have been met, now the NFL will turn to it’s sponsors to see if they agree with the punishment.

    First time offender, volunteered to go on the commish list, stayed out of the media while court was going on, what more can he do?

  95. aljack88 says: Nov 6, 2014 3:06 PM

    “… the fact that Peterson is a strict disciplinarian does NOT necessarily mean that he is a bad parent…”

    Anyone that whips any child bloody, and continues to whip them even after seeing the physical damage they’ve done to the child, does not have to worry about anyone with “holier than thou” attitudes. Their time will come.

    I am amazed and saddened at the general view of what this adult and parent did to a 4 year old child.
    This is perceived as being ok behavior in today’s society?

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