After indictment, Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not play on Sunday against the Patriots after he was indicted on a charge of injury to a child.

The Vikings announced the decision to deactivate Peterson on Friday, two hours after news broke that he had been indicted by a grand jury in Houston.

The move comes during the same week that the NFL has come under withering criticism stemming from the video showing Ravens running back Ray Rice beating up his wife. The Ravens released Rice and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.

It’s far too early to know whether the Vikings could release Peterson — a notion that would have been absolutely unthinkable a few hours ago — or whether the NFL could suspend him indefinitely. But in this week like no other in the NFL’s history, nothing can be ruled out.

Meanwhile, other players accused of domestic violence, notably Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy and 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald, will play on Sunday. The Panthers and the 49ers have cited due process, saying it wouldn’t be fair to deactivate players before the legal system plays out. The Vikings have decided that some accusations are serious enough to warrant immediate action.

155 responses to “After indictment, Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday

  1. As a Pats fan I’d rather see him on the field. It would be a better victory if we win and it won’t taste quite so good now.

    Sorry Vikes fans, your woes continue.

  2. As a Viking fan, I’m, sick of all this NFL non football news. I live for football and will not be denied. Put Cordarrelle Patterson in his place and watch him humiliate the Patriots…..

  3. Fidel Goodell: “No one in this office, to my knowledge, has seen the video of the switch incident.
    We vigorously asked law enforcement and were denied. Peterson is therefore suspended 2 games…unless there is a video (which we haven’t seen yet)”.

  4. This is the first stage. The Vikings will have no option other than to release him. No one should employ a person who is under any kind of indictment. I know most of you have jobs that would fire you upon hearing of your indictment on any charge.

  5. 49ers have no class.

    Bravo to the vikings for stepping up.

    The fact that they are playing the pats this week and they can’t stop the run……

    Where was belicheck?

  6. No charges were filed 4 months ago…all of a sudden after Rice…now it’s indictable. Saw the pics….I had worse marks after getting whipped with a belt when I was kid. Oh well…guess times have changed.

  7. MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL all have some kind of issue. Yep, humans doing what humans do, but it’s getting depressing. It’s no longer the escape from life that it once was. It might be time to start watching soccer.

  8. If the reports are true and this child was only 4 years old then AP should be severely punished. Only a sick person could possibly defend a grown man beating a small child to the point of a doctor having to call the police. No human with any sort of common sense can think this is acceptable. Severe cuts and bruises on this child’s butt, legs, back and groin. I respected the heck out of the guy…. Until now.

  9. Yeah.

    That’s dumb.

    I will say this though. Goodell opened a can of worms with his bangling of the Rice situation and combine with the new HGH testing – NFL is probably gonna need replacement players to play the game with all the suspensions that will likely come down the pike.

    He’s brought more bad press to the NFl than they want. If anything, this fallout from the Rice situation (all the heightened scrutiny) will be Goodell’s undoing.

  10. Adrian admitted he did it so that’s why it’s reasonable to suspend him before the legal process plays out. Isn’t there an NFL policy in place that you get suspended for six games with a domestic violence first offense? Why are we talking about suspending him indefinitely or releasing him? Just because they messed up the Ray Rice case doesn’t mean they can’t follow their policy with this one.

  11. another joke from a joke of a franchise. Love Boat, Moss moon, Whizzonator, Kluwe , Metrodome collapse, begging Brent to come out of retirement and watch Rodgers win the superbowl. And that’s only recent. Lack of class all over that team and organization.

  12. I HOPE HE AND RAY RICE THE BEST EVERYBODY DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE AND TO BEGIN WITH PETERSON DIDNT DO ANYTHING WRONG

  13. The Patriots have zero legitimate NFL tournament championships due to spygate. Roger goodell screwed them over when he quickly disposed the evidence.

  14. Accused? Yes. Indicted? Yes. Guilty? I don’t know. That’s what justice is for.

    Greg Hardy? Guilty and playing Sunday. It comes down to owners with integrity, and those with none. Richardson should be ashamed.

  15. After seeing those photos of what he did to his four year old son I hope there’s nobody still defending him.

  16. All I can say is geez. Then again, if getting a whooping from your old man is a crime, mine would still be in jail. . . . .

  17. Aren’t we all glad Goodell has this new, clearly defined, revamped (then revamped again) domestic abuse policy? Suspension will range from 6 games to possibly forever, depending on whether there’s bad video or pictures. Zero clarity on what the punishment will be with zero confidence Goodell will be able to fairly dole it out.

  18. Once whippings were called criminal the kids started destroying themselves and others. That “time out” is the root of a lot of problems in the community…

  19. Just the tip of the iceberg! Kick this scumbag out for good! Serves him right for fathering a boatload of illegitimate children! Dead-beat father of the year award winner for sure!

  20. There’s a difference between disciplining your child, trying to internationally hurt a child, and disciplining your child, and in the process, hurting him. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. He acknowledged he was getting the better of him with the switch after it was all over.

    Most of you have tried to run away from a whooping and got popped somewhere you weren’t supposed to.

  21. This is actually worse than the Ray Rice situation. As bad as that was (it was terrible), at least Janay Palmer is an adult and has some choice in the matter of whether to be with Ray Rice or not.

    I’ve already seen comments about how parents should be able to “discipline” their kids. Hitting kids is pretty much ineffectual but that point aside, if you read the extensive list of the child’s injuries, this clearly goes beyond a simple “spanking.”

    It’s a FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD!!

    I hope he gets convicted and goes to jail.

  22. For anyone defending Peterson or saying it was “just a whipping” you go over to TMZ and look at the photos. He beat the h*ll out of his own child. How dare anyone defend that piece of garbage. How would you react if someone beat your child so brutally. Go look at the pics!

  23. I too am tired of all this NFL news about players beating their wives, girlfriends, and now children.
    Do these players really think before they act. I know they are all human, and capable of imperfection, but so am I & while I cant say I have not swatted my boys tush, when he misbehaved. I can say I have never left a mark.
    All I have to do now is start counting & he knows if I get to three there will be consequences, which anymore amount to going to his room.
    This sounds like a cultural issue, and needs to be addressed in a fashion to where it is crystal clear to ALL players that this sort of behavior needs to change.
    As a Vikings fan this happening with Peterson, is the worst news I could hear….but if he is found guilty, he will be deserving of the same punishment as anyone else found guilty of similar crimes. He is no better than anyone else.

  24. Thanks for the input wvucolombus…unfortunately the NFL, the NFL record book, NFL Films, the NFL Hall of Fame, NFL coaches, 99% of NFL players, and the rest of the football public not from a select few cities who have been under the wrath of the Patriots dominance for a decade+ disagree with you. But if you say so, it must be. Thanks.

  25. As a child growing up is was disciplined by a “swith.” Even with the “switch,” which sting like hell I still was a semi juvenile delinquent. Without the “switch” I would be dead or in jail. Instead I am quite successful. These kids are so entitled and disrespectful. So for the “switch” I salute Adrian P. The only problem I have is that it is being reported like its a “big tree branch.” But shame of Adrian P. For using that form of punishment on a 4 yr old… But no big deal in my opinion.

  26. Finally a TEAM has stepped up and taken a proactive stance rather than wait for phony due process that these guys pay their ways out of or for the league to have to be the punisher & be the bad guys

  27. I’ve questioned Peterson’s moral character ever since his son with one of his “baby mamas” was murdered by her boyfriend. He played that Sunday,just like nothing happened. Whether he was involved in the baby’s life or not,it was his SON. Maybe if he had made him more of a priority,he would still be alive. Will the sketchy commissioner do the right thing and kick him out? I certainly hope so.

  28. madmike66 says:
    Sep 12, 2014 6:54 PM
    What a joke, suspended for giving his kid a whoopin.

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    Did you read the charges and what the grand jury saw?

    If it was just a “whoopin” he would have gained even more fans for raising a child right.

    What he did was beat down a child, he deserves no respect.

  29. Vikings also suspended Chris Cook before “legal process” played out. Hardy plays for the Panthers and McDonald plays for Niners. And what about all the others in the past, e.g Ravens Suggs choking his “girlfriend” and threatening to pour Clorox down her throat? Condi Rice will have to sort all this out once Goddell is forced out.
    As for AD, his age, and injuries make this more than a spanking. What a shame.

  30. Idiot Viking fans that troll every Seahawks article have made me hate the Vikings. Before that I barely noticed them because they suck so bad. I’m glad they are smarter than their fan base and got out in front of this. As a father I know adversity builds character in children but whooping them isn’t the way. The people who say a whooping is ok or they were swatted when they were kids are idiots. All you do is make kids that think it’s ok to dish out a whooping when they feel they were wronged.

  31. And so it begins in this ridiculous post-Ray Rice era…

    It all started with two adults getting into a fight in an elevator, there was zero evidence that Ray Rice had ever struck his wife before or will do it again. His wife admitted that she wasn’t 100% free of blame in the incident. They forgave each other & later married, and asked people to butt out of their personal life and mind their own business instead of playing armchair psychologist.

    But no, we got Goodell’s reactionary new zero-tolerance type policy. Then the video came out and all hell broke loose, even though it showed what we already knew.

    Now Peterson is out this week and maybe longer because he disciplined his child with a little corporal punishment. Also, players can’t call each other bad names anymore because they might have a Jonathan Martin “bullying” situation on their hands. And as far as the play ON THE FIELD, players can’t put a nice hit on a WR or even sack the QB (see the penalties in the Pitt-Baltimore game) without drawing a flag.

    R.I.P. NFL. Thanks a lot, politically correct crowd. Way to ruin something that was once great.

  32. Good on the Vikings.

    Whipping any kid to the point that he bleeds is not acceptable. Whipping a 4 year old to the point he bleeds is pretty serious abuse.

    Beating an innocent 4 year old is far worse than Ray Rice knocking out his wife in my book. And Ray Rice’ing a woman is absolutely not ok in my book.

  33. It is unfair to lump all of these cases together. Peterson was indicted and even admitted to the act. He has an arrest warrant out for him, he absolutely should be deactivated. Ray McDonald is claiming innocence and the investigators are still interviewing witnesses, the fact that no charges have been brought forward lend credence to the fact that there may be more to the story than what is being reported. I’m not a 49er fan, but if it turns out the guy didn’t actually do anything, how fair would it be to have suspended him? I don’t necessarily think you should wait for the trial to end before acting, but at least wait until charges are brought forward. As far as Greg Hardy goes, I have no idea what the Panthers are doing.

  34. I am from the south and have no problems with spanking your child. In my youth i saw many a kid go and pick their own switch, and you better pick a good one or it is worse. I wanted to be able to defend Peterson, but if you are drawing blood on a 4 year old, it is way too much.

  35. Go look at the photo of week-old injuries on a 4 YEAR OLD BOY! Just disgusting.

    What kind of maniac does that to a small child?

    Seriously, this is WORSE than one punching a woman in an elevator as part of a drunken argument.

  36. olyniner says:
    Sep 12, 2014 6:54 PM
    3 of 4 have been to court. Unfair to classify all as the same.

    ______________________________

    Regardless. You put yourself in that situation, you deserve to be at least deactivated.

  37. Viking trolls are suddenly silent, when all week they were celebrating their Super Bowl win over the Rams 3rd string QB! Bunch of gutless losers!

  38. Ray Rice and the media got Adrian Peterson indicted and suspended from his job. When this was brought to the grand jury in May when it was first discovered they decided not proceed.

    This hurts the NFL, Vikings, and the fans. Not sure how much it hurts Peterson since he’s still getting paid right?

    The Vikings were undefeated in the pre season without Peterson playing and they’ll still beat the Pats tomorrow.

  39. reesesteel23 says:
    Sep 12, 2014 7:05 PM

    There’s a difference between disciplining your child, trying to internationally hurt a child, and disciplining your child, and in the process, hurting him. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. He acknowledged he was getting the better of him with the switch after it was all over.

    Most of you have tried to run away from a whooping and got popped somewhere you weren’t supposed to.
    ==================================
    Which cut do you give him the “benefit of the doubt” for? And those pictures were taken after a week. I’m sure the kid won’t be impacted and will give “dear old dad” the benefit of the doubt the next time he comes towards him

  40. I trash talk the Vikes on here all the time, but on this one I have to give them their due. Unlike the Niners and Panthers, they aren’t completely despicable, and have done the right thing, even though it might hurt their bottom line. Kudos.

  41. While I dont support this what Hardy did was way worse. Is it that hard to suspend a guy? Is there nobody with courage and conviction in the NFL? They need to take a hard stand immediately. In football terms, its time for a gut check.

  42. purplepunisher says:
    Sep 12, 2014 7:32 PM

    Ray Rice and the media got Adrian Peterson indicted and suspended from his job. When this was brought to the grand jury in May when it was first discovered they decided not proceed.

    This hurts the NFL, Vikings, and the fans. Not sure how much it hurts Peterson since he’s still getting paid right?

    The Vikings were undefeated in the pre season without Peterson playing and they’ll still beat the Pats tomorrow.
    ==================================
    Of course, that’s the most important thing here, that the Vikings beat the Pats.

    Not only does it hurt the NFL, Vikings, and fans, it also had a major impact on the kid as well, both mentally and physically.

    It’s good to know that people are still out there who can overlook the human element and only look at the impact in the standings.

  43. Vikings Fans Can’t Get a Break. ‪#‎Franchiseissnakebit‬
    From Two-Fisted Tommy to Love Boat to Criminal Actions of the Wilfs to this. (Ray Rice is doing a facepalm.) Who uses a “switch”? Ignorant Brute!

  44. It’s not lookin good for you AP. Football players need to understand they are A LOT stronger than your average human. It sounded like he was just trying to punish his kid and went way too far with it. You seem like a good guy AP and I like you but you should probably be facing similar consequences as Ray Rice.

  45. This is in response to AP (and that Vikings stance on gay teammates). His “woes” have continued since he publically said “He ain’t with it” regarding the whole thing

    They’ll run him out of the league, if he isn’t careful.

  46. I applaud the Vikings for doing what the Ravens have never: Protecting the interests of the NFL over the interest of the team.

    Imagine he if played on Sunday and then TMZ dropped video during the week or dropped pics of the abused child. Don’t forget there was also the punching a cop thing Adrian was arrested for a few offseasons ago too, maybe another piece of evidence might turn up as well.

  47. Good for you, Vikes. This was not discipline; this was child abuse. Discipline should not involve injuring a 4-year old’s scrotum. I don’t care how you were raised or how many times your parents whooped you. What AP did merits suspension.

  48. I am Viking’s fan and hope adrian peterson never plays another down in the nfl. There is no excuse for the brutality he inflicted on a 4 year old child. His actions show nothing but depravity.

  49. The Patriots have zero legitimate NFL tournament championships

    If by zero, you mean 3, then you are correct.

    For those with functioning brains, I hope the young child is going to be looked out for going forward.

  50. I can’t believe anyone is supporting Peterson. What he did was barbaric to a 4-year old. His kid should be taken away from him for good. Maybe in the future, NFL players should have to take a test before they’re allowed to be parents.

  51. cassrangers says:
    Sep 12, 2014 6:55 PM
    wtf, until guilt is PROVEN, why are they suspending him? This is getting ridiculous. The media being the judge, jury and executioner once again.
    —————————–

    What more needs to be proven? The kid said he did it, AP admitted he did it and there was pictures of it. Do you need a video too, like Ray Rice?

  52. As a Saints fan, I never thought I would say this, but bravo to the Vikings for doing this. In comparison, this just goes to show how low class the Niners organization has become….

    Skol, Vikings
    0-4

    Sorry, could not help myself.

  53. Proverbs 23:12-14

    12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

    13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

    14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell

  54. Zimmer is a strong man and leader. He will keep this ship afloat. RB has become overrated in todays NFL and we(unlike the Packers) have accumulated depth. Next man up. Vikings will unite, not break…

  55. So why does Hardy get to play? He was convicted of domestic violence but is appealing? I don’t understand the NFL! All these guys should get the beatings they dish out!

  56. Everything in the NFL isn’t relatable or comparable…..every incident the happens with an NFL player happens is it’s own circumstance. What’s so hard to understand about that concept? If the Vikings see evidence that necessitate suspending Peterson, then good for them. That doesn’t create or mean the 49ers or Panther should do the same. They should make decisions based on what they believe, not what other teams do to their players based on others circumstances. Anybody that has an “Auto reaction” policy has no capacity for independent thought and should resign to being a a sheep in the flock of society.

  57. I felt guilty for enjoying the Ravens win last night. And now this.

    I’m with Campcouch. Far fewer turds in Bundesliga.

  58. Packer Fan here. Hate to hear about child abuse. Never a good time to poke fun at a rival.

    Nice job by the Vikings organization doing the right thing even if it hurts their chances on Sunday.

    Skol Vikings (never thought I would say that)

  59. Adrian Peterson also had his 2 year old son die from a beating. Someone else is awaiting trial. Time to look into that case again.
    Yeah, it may be a coincidental but….you have 2 year old son dead and a 4 year old son injured. Both beaten.

  60. I hope the Viking franchise isn’t acting like they are taking a stand by deactivating him for 1 game. They have no choice considering he has a warrant out for his arrest, can you imagine if he played with that being out there? If they really had a moral compass they would have stated he is deactivated indefinitely.

    As far as Peterson, roid rage anyone?

  61. This immediate suspension has been happening ever since the Patriots murderer Hernandez. Isn’t it ironic that the Patriots now face a Minnesota without AP.

    It is just like the illegal contact that the Patriots did to hold the greatest show on earth, but then the next year the ruling favored the Patriots more than any other team.

    Sincerely,
    T-Sizzle Gladiator

  62. “He wanted to be a Cowboy next year. This should qualify him.” Actually, now I wonder if the reason that he called Jerry Jones wasn’t to talk about AP’s football future, but to see if Jones could maybe influence a judge or knew a good attorney. The timing would be right — about the same time AP was out of camp for a few days, presumably appearing before a grand jury in Houston..

  63. Somewhere, not mentioned, Peterson’s father did 10 years in federal prison, his half-brother was shot dead before a high school football game.
    This beating took place 6 months after his own 2 year old son who he never met was beat to death by another friend of the baby mamma.
    Do you see a pattern?
    Anyone who defends beating a 4 year old until their scrotum bleeds is twisted and you don’t deserve children either.
    If he wasn’t a great running back in the NFL no one would defend this guy.
    It’s worse than what Ray Rice did, his wife’s parents failed her also to not teach her how to her out of such situations. She’s in her 20’s. This kid was 4, barely out of diapers.
    I am surprised which baby mamma he remembered to return him too.
    Get him out of the NFL and have him undergo a vasectomy, he doesn’t need to be breeding. Vick does 2 years for dog fighting.
    This is far worse, a 4 year old, beyond the punishment thing.
    Maybe he had it worse as a child, but why have kids if you can’t provide better?
    Epic failure as a parent.

  64. When Goodell opened the NFL for potential immediate suspensions for 6 months or longer …I predicted an onslaught of legal indictments of NFL players..

    Why is that predictable…
    If you give Goldiggers and other access to that much leverage against wealthy athletes….guess what you are going to get????

    My guess…AP is facing this because somebody wants larger child support payments or more leverage for a payout thru their lawyer.

    Goodell has made it open season on athletes! Don’t believe me it is coming.

  65. @thedoctor: take your adult fairy tales and go elsewhere. Religion and child abuse have a long history, of which that is the least of religions crimes.

  66. Somebody explain to me how Ray Rice knocks out his wife and gets an indefinite suspension, but Peterson beats the crap out of a 4 year old and is sitting out one game????

  67. Peterson hasn’t been suspended (at least not formally anyway). The reason he was deactivated is because he went down/is going down to Texas to surrender himself to Houston P.D. (because there’s a warrant for his arrest) and he wants to get the legal process moving.

    Considering the change of heart authorities had down in Houston (apparently they weren’t going to indict as of last week) and when the warrant was issued (late in the day), there really was no alternative aside from deactivating Peterson. It would’ve taken a stroke of luck for him to get down to Texas, surrender to the police, and in front of a judge (the most important part) before the end of business today. If he had seen a judge and been able to get the pre-trial stuff out of the way today (bail, next court appearance, etc.), the Vikings probably wouldn’t have deactivated him.

  68. People on here talking about how “cruel” whipping kids is are ridiculous. I was whipped often as a child, and I’m fine. And my daddy, who did most of thr whipping, was a high ranking police officer and one of the most respected people in the community. Not only did my parents whip me, but other family members, family friends, teachers, principals and any other adult that saw me step outta line whipped. Each generation is getting progressively worse. I don’t think that its a coincidence that as corporal punishment because less and less socially acceptable, the generations are getting worse.

  69. As if America’s courts weren’t overtaxed enough, now every jurisdiction where Adrian Peterson has a child residing will have to decide whether to restrict his visiting privileges.

  70. First some people need to know the difference between being deactivated to suspended. Second he beated a 4 year old 14-15 times with a switch that left bruises and open cuts on his leg, butt, back, scrotum, and hands bad enough that multiple doctors deemed it as child abuse and reported it to the police not the child mom. I’m not saying Peterson is a bad person but doing that to a child of that age is unacceptable

  71. People keep bringing up Ray McDonald but McDonald has yet to even be charged. The DA postponed a hearing that was slated for today and the rumors are that McDonald was simply trying to restrain his fiancee who was the first one to throw blows. How that compares with Rice, who admitted to punching his wife with videotape evidence showing the entire incident and Peterson who used a branch to beat a 4 year old kid so badly that he had cuts and bruises up and down his body is beyond me.

  72. packersownthenorth says:
    Sep 12, 2014 6:57 PM
    another joke from a joke of a franchise. Love Boat, Moss moon, Whizzonator, Kluwe , Metrodome collapse, begging Brent to come out of retirement and watch Rodgers win the superbowl. And that’s only recent. Lack of class all over that team and organization.
    ………..
    What was wrong with Moss immitating Packer fans who moon the visiting teams busses on gameday? That was a classic! AP is probably done…….I’m a huge Vikes fan, but whipping a 4 year old boy bloody is unacceptable. #28 deserves whatever punishment he gets from the league and from the justice system, since he has already come out and admitted to doing what he is accused of. I was spanked as a kid and I spank my children when needed, but I never had bloody welts on my body, nor have I ever left a mark on my children. How sad…..AD is an incredible football player and was electric to watch and cheer for….was a fun ride as a football fan, but what he did is unacceptable.

  73. number1hawkfan says:
    Sep 12, 2014 7:09 PM
    Idiot Viking fans that troll every Seahawks article have made me hate the Vikings. Before that I barely noticed them because they suck so bad. I’m glad they are smarter than their fan base and got out in front of this. As a father I know adversity builds character in children but whooping them isn’t the way. The people who say a whooping is ok or they were swatted when they were kids are idiots. All you do is make kids that think it’s ok to dish out a whooping when they feel they were wronged.
    ………
    Win a Super Bowl and dial up the ol’ Smack talk eh? Next time you are at the Seahawaks stadium, look around and count the Division Championship banners, NFC Chanpionship Banners and Super Bowl Banners you see. I’ll give you the Super Bowl Champ, but seriously…..what are you saying?

  74. We all like to rib each other as fans with fan on fan hate. But once, just once, I wish we could all come together and say that violence against a child is unacceptable. I was such a big fan of AD, now so disappointed. I hate him. I freakin’ hate him. Leave your hands off women, children, elderly, etc… Why do we have to explain this?

    I try not to hate. It’s a horrible thing. I hate him.

  75. The NFL needs a legit, hard-and-fast policy such as this:

    • Any player arrested and charge with a felony becomes suspended indefinitely.
    • Any player convicted of a felony where the sentence is two years, regardless of parole, automatically becomes banned for life.

    What Adrian Peterson has done to his son, a tiny four year old, is far worse than what Ray Rice did to another adult, one who might have started the physical altercation and one who could have studied self-defense long before becoming involved with other adults.

    Viking ownership have dropped the ball so soon after seeing Ravens ownership having to do the right act — cutting Ray Rice for fear of a major public backlash. In short, Viking ownership should have cut Adrian Peterson by 4:00 PM ET, Friday.

  76. Should be sent to federal prison where other men will whoop him and make him there play toy. Child abusers are lowest life form in prison next to those who abuse women.

  77. “another joke from a joke of a franchise. Love Boat, Moss moon, Whizzonator, Kluwe , Metrodome collapse, begging Brent to come out of retirement and watch Rodgers win the superbowl. And that’s only recent. Lack of class all over that team and organization.”

    Actually, by taking the high road and doing the right thing by immediately deactivating him, the Vikings have shown the epitome of class. They showed the league they are not afraid to do the right thing. The 49ers, Ravens and Panthers, not to mention the NFL office itself, should probably be taking notes. But they won’t.

    Thank you, Vikings leadership, for being leaders.

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