After no-contest plea, Peterson says, “I’m just glad this is over”

AP

Adrian Peterson entered his no-contest plea today to misdemeanor reckless assault in connection with the whipping of his 4-year-old son, and after leaving the courtroom he told reporters that he wants to leave this episode of his life behind him.

“I want to say I truly regret this incident. I stand here and I take full responsibility for my actions. I love my son more than any one of you can even imagine. I’m looking forward, and I’m anxious to continue my relationship with my child. I’m just glad this is over, I can put this behind me, and me and my family can begin to move forward,” Peterson said.

Legally, Peterson can put this behind him by paying a $4,000 fine, serving 80 hours of community service, taking parenting classes and spending two years on probation. If Peterson complies with all of that, this case will be cleared from his record.

What is less clear is what this means for the NFL. Currently, Peterson is on the commissioner’s exempt list, which basically means he’s on paid leave. But now that the legal case is over, the NFL will need to decide whether to reinstate Peterson or whether to suspend him without pay. If he’s not suspended, the Vikings will have to decide whether to welcome him back or release him.

The NFL has given no indication what decision it will make. After getting the Ray Rice case spectacularly wrong, Roger Goodell needs to get this case right.

149 responses to “After no-contest plea, Peterson says, “I’m just glad this is over”

  1. They should keep in mind that this guy was basically suspended half a year already. Take a bunch of money from him, give him a few more games and call it a day. 10-12 games is one of the harshest penalties in NFL history, even if it only looks like 2-4 games from the time of the plea.

  2. Hilariously, the NFL said they need to review the court documents. Too bad the Judge ordered them sealed at the end of the plea arrangement. Not much to review then. Goodell et al. as always hopelessly inept.

  3. Can you feel it?

    All of the pieces are falling into place at the perfect time.

    With Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph coming back into the lineups, our Lethal Offense just got even more unstoppable.

    Not to mention our top 8 Defense, that’s LEADING the NFL in sacks.

    We have accumulated the best young roster in the NFL.

    And setting ourselves up for decades of domination.

    This bye week will be the last week the Minnesota Vikings ever have more losses than wins.

    We are winning out this year, and this Lombardi Trophy will be ours.

    It’s your turn as a football fan to acknowledge the greatness in front of you, known as the historic Minnesota Vikings.

  4. Goodell needs to get nothing “right”, for he convicted of nothing but a prosecutor pulling a CYA after the grand jury declined the case the first time.

    Let those who act as if they’ve never done anything wrong in their life continue to cast stones. Hypocritical much?

  5. The Ray Rice case was handled wrong initially and then corrected by Goodell. Continuing to beat the drum about it, falsely, is getting old quick.

  6. He will be back against Chicago in 2 weeks following the Vikings bye. The NFL has no grounds to suspend him beyond what is in the CBA and the union will have a solid enough argument to have him forfeit the appropriate amount of game checks (4-6 depending on the suspension period) for time already served and he will be back on the field after that.

  7. I still can’t believe that there are people out there who think there’s any chance at all that the Vikings cut AP. If that what the Vikings were thinking, they would have done it 6 or 7 weeks ago instead of paying that gigantic salary to watch him sit on the commish’s exempt list. I think we all realize the Vikings and the NFL have had a pretty good idea how this thing would turn out over the last couple months and have been planning accordingly. I doubt that plan includes paying him for months just to release him when he pleads down to a charge that won’t even be on his record if he completes the requirements of his plea deal.

  8. Well, now people can move on from “I demand an apology”, to “I don’t believe he’s really sorry”.

    Or, we can acknowledge he plays football for a living, and let him play. Your kids aren’t in danger from him. It’s ok.

  9. He should be suspended for the rest of the year and there should be a clause for a significant amount of counseling to be completed before he is reinstated.

    I am all for second chances just like I am all for parental rights for raising your children how you see fit. If you want to spank your child then so be it.

    But this was not spanking. AP beat his 4 year old child with a branch until he bleed and stuffed leaves in his mouth. I don’t care what his intentions were, those are the actions of a disturbed person.

    A 4 year old!

  10. Your 4 year old said the same thing after you put the switch away. This isn’t over Adrian, you will always carry around the labels that you have earned. Awful father, child abuser, all pro running back. To bad the only one one that matters to you is the last one

  11. Not sure how he can be suspended the rest of the year. People have done worse, charged and convicted and served less of a suspension.

  12. It’s pretty obvious that the majority of NFL fans agree that Peterson was excessive, and this counts as child abuse, but that it’s not nearly as severe as Ray Rice beating a woman unconscious, and that Peterson was kind of a scape-goat following the Rice debacle.

    He’s already been out half a season on a first time (ever, on ANYTHING) offense. I’d say all that’s left is fine him however many paychecks you feel is fair and let him play.

  13. 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.

  14. “Get it right?” How? Who decides what is “right” or “wrong” in the court of public opinion?

  15. This guy doesn’t spend even one night in jail for beating his son with a switch? Something is terribly wrong with the current justice system.

  16. What kind of community service will he be doing? Is he going to be picking up trash along the highway with the run of the mill DWI offender?

  17. The right decision will be in the eye of the beholder. You can build a case for (1) a complete suspension for the year to (2) he shouldn’t be punished beyond what the legal system has decreed and he is not going to jail. No matter what the NFL decision is there will be an outcry from the opposition. Count on it.

  18. He should be reinstated immediately. If that’s all the prosecutors could get him for, it would be rather foolhardy if the NFL screwed up again and made themselves bigger than the judicial system.

  19. That was a good statement by Adrian. I hope he won’t leave it at that, but maybe do an interview soon where he opens up about the steps he’s taking to make sure it never happens again. The fans will love him if he handles this right.

  20. Not a Vikings fan but this is what i think should be done by the NFL……. He should be reinstated immediately, fined 4 game checks (which would be a NFL record for a fine, then donate that money to child abuse awareness & prevention), have him take parenting classes, and then everyone move on. I will give Peterson credit, he has been fully responsible and honest about his actions from day one. Which has been more than previous players in the past have done.

  21. Don’t rip me for this one but I thought the *team* placed him on the exempt list, not the NFL. Can’t the team choose to reinstate him? The NFL decides weather they will suspend him or not?

  22. Fine him a quantity equal to 8 games pay and call the suspension retroactive. I am neither a fan of AP nor of the Vikings, but 8 games for a misdemeanor charge seems like plenty.

  23. I applaud the Ravens for doing the right thing and cutting Rice even though it could hurt their season. Let’s see if the Vikings can be as classy. I doubt it since they haven’t cut him yet.

  24. If you are not guilty of anything (according to the law) how can the NFL suspend him anymore than he already has been? The Minnesota right to work law would then have to defend him and that’s not counting him filing a lawsuit against the NFL also.

  25. The NFL should suspend him the rest of the season. The Vikings should cut him in the off-season.

  26. What he should say is I’m sorry I did what I did and I will never use corporal punishment again.

    (Not that corporal punishment can’t be used responsibly but he apparently doesn’t know how that is done.)

  27. We have seen the kids injuries, he’s been convicted of assault (albeit misdemeanor assault) so what documents are there to review? There’s not really been any “time served” as far as the NFL is concerned, he’s been paid the whole time. So Mike Vick gets a banned from the NFL for over a year for abusing animals but Adrian Peterson abuses a human child and he gets a paid vacation? Makes sense. Ray Rice didn’t even face criminal charges and he got an indefinite ban, Peterson has actually been convicted of assaulting a child! A 4 year old child! None of the facts of the case are in dispute. Do the right thing Goodell, indefinite suspension. Let the world know that assault of any kind has no place in the NFL.

  28. To you clowns saying he should be fined 8 games pay: name ANY misdemeanor crime that merits a fine of $8 million. Any fine levied by the NFL for this misdemeanor will set the bar for all future misdemeanors. The Dallas Cowboy player who shoplifted underwear, also a misdemeanor… He better get his $8 million ready…

  29. So he abused his child….we’ve all seen the pictures….enters a plea to assaulting the child and thinks he’s good to go….what’s he been smoking….wait, he had admitted to that to….What happened with the “smoking weed” admission anyway ?….And any apology at this point is phony

  30. The only delay left before AP can return is the time it takes for someone to review the paperwork and dumb it down enough for Goodell to understand.

  31. A truly classless individual, I wonder how the Baby Moma could even let Peterson see the boy again.

    But speaking of classless, how soon before the Vikings suit him up again?

  32. It will be interesting to see how many Vikings fans that said they never wanted to see Peterson playing for the Vikings will revise or ignore their past comments.

    Regardless of the plea, the facts and pictures haven’t changed, so I don’t see how opinions could change based on whether or not is was a misdemeanor or a felony.

    Keep in mind, these are Vikings fans. And 82+ Vikings fans (and counting) on this thread actually agree with the nutty ranting of thepftpoet. Perspective.

  33. In Teddy We Trust

    That was a good statement by Adrian. I hope he won’t leave it at that, but maybe do an interview soon where he opens up about the steps he’s taking to make sure it never happens again. The fans will love him if he handles this right.

    Earlier you said you wanted an apology.

    You got that and NOW you want him to schedule an interview and talk about the steps he’s going to become a better person?….Who are you and why do you think you’re so important? Unbelievable.

  34. It is simple. If you hit a kid no more NFL. Spankings are not hitting. Spankings do not leave welts. I got beat as a child and learned right from wrong. But my beatings were on my butt not my legs and who knows where else.

  35. How about Adrian just does what’s best for him and his family…..and PFT commentors stop demanding he do certain things to please their individual beef with the whole situation. How about that?

  36. ldbeachtecorion61 says:
    Nov 4, 2014 5:05 PM

    Time for the NFL to stop being Judge and Jury,
    How would you like your Job nosing into your LIFE???
    ==================================
    It happens all of the time- people who are accused of child porn fired by their employer, accused drug-dealing, wife-beating, etc.

    Especially in termination-at-will situations, or if the company has conduct clauses, etc.

    Most companies would prefer not to have unsavory characters working for them.

    When you get out of college you may figure that out.

  37. CBC Corporation in Canada dumped Jian Ghomeshi, one of it’s biggest media stars on the spot when they found out he’d been physically abusive with his girlfriends. So did his P.R. Agency, the clients he represented on the side, the foundations he represented, advertising agencies, former supporters, friends, and co-workers. He hasn’t even been charged with anything as yet.

    Working in a high profile industry as a public figure is entirely different than working on the line at an industrial plant. Same standards DO NOT apply outside the Court of Law. NFL needs to wash it’s hands of Peterson for good, the way the CBC did with Ghomeshi. Perception is everything.

  38. What you say and act like on this issue says a lot about you as an individual and person. Peterson has been punished severely for this, more severely than ANY other player in NFL history for his actions. An 8 game suspension for a misdemeanour charge is harsh but is deserved from my point of view. The NFL has used Peterson as an example and from now on moving forward any misdemeanour charge should immediately result in an 8 game suspension (that is for a FIRST offence). For those of you that are saying he got off with nothing, give me a break. He’s lost multiple fans, endorsements, and will always have this shadow over him FOREVER. He has learnt his lesson and got the book thrown at him for it.
    Peterson was trying to discipline his child, he WAS NOT beating him for the fun of it, or drunk and angry taking out his issues on his family. HE WAS trying to instil the same rules he was taught as a child. This sad story is finally come to a conclusion, and I for one am rooting for Adrian more than ever from now on. Life is all about forgiveness and learning life lessons along the way. He did something wrong and faced the music the same way any of us would have had to.
    Hope you learned from this #28, I think this may have been the best thing to ever happen to Peterson to be honest. I truly believe he will come out of this a better human being. What is so disturbing and sad is that a lot of people out there are so against giving second chances? What kind of world would this be if we could never learn from our mistakes and improve as a civilization?

  39. I must have missed the part where he actually took responsibility for his actions and admitted that what he did went far beyond discipline.

  40. Well the BEST legal system in the world just said that what he did wasn’t that bad…….He got his day in court and this is their ruling. I mean this is what most of everyone wanted right? RIGHT?

  41. “After getting the Ray Rice case spectacularly wrong, Roger Goodell needs to get this case right.”

    And what is right? Please, let us know. Because it’s clear that anything Goodell does will be trashed in the press. Might as well get your skin in the game and state what “get this case right” means. Ban for life? Time served? 4 games? 2 games? Fine? Nothing? Sure is easy to say “get this case right” when you don’t have to actually *do* anything…

  42. Adrian is expensive and the Vikes found some young cheap replacements. It may be time for the Vikes to do a reverse Herschel trade.

  43. reesesteel23 says:
    Nov 4, 2014 5:10 PM

    In Teddy We Trust

    That was a good statement by Adrian. I hope he won’t leave it at that, but maybe do an interview soon where he opens up about the steps he’s taking to make sure it never happens again. The fans will love him if he handles this right.

    Earlier you said you wanted an apology.

    You got that and NOW you want him to schedule an interview and talk about the steps he’s going to become a better person?….Who are you and why do you think you’re so important? Unbelievable.
    ______

    No, earlier YOU said I wanted an apology. All I want is some real assurance that he recognizes what he did is wrong. I understand that he’s your favorite player and all you care about is watching him score touchdowns, but I find it difficult to cheer for guys just because of the color of the jersey they wear. I’d love to welcome him back with open arms but I think it would be nice if he could show the mental capacity to understand that beating a 4-year-old bloody is not an appropriate form of discipline. Sorry if you think I’m out of line.

  44. Does anyone else besides me think that the pftpoet and logicalvoice are really the same person?

  45. Suspend him for the rest of the year and let the Vikings decide if they want to bring him back next year, trade him or release him. The Vikings aren’t going anywhere this year, with him or without him.

  46. In Teddy We Trust says:
    No, earlier YOU said I wanted an apology. All I want is some real assurance that he recognizes what he did is wrong. I understand that he’s your favorite player and all you care about is watching him score touchdowns, but I find it difficult to cheer for guys just because of the color of the jersey they wear. I’d love to welcome him back with open arms but I think it would be nice if he could show the mental capacity to understand that beating a 4-year-old bloody is not an appropriate form of discipline. Sorry if you think I’m out of line.
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    Well said, and I totally agree with you.
    I amend my earlier statement to “Most”.

  47. Three questions for those of you who think he should be done for the year.
    If you get a misdemeanor should you be forced to quit?
    If any nfl player gets a misdemeanor, should they be done for the year?
    Are you who are outraged, outraged because your team is scheduled to play against Peterson over the next seven weeks?

    Yah. That’s what I thought.

  48. jasonatomic says:
    Nov 4, 2014 5:28 PM
    I must have missed the part where he actually took responsibility for his actions and admitted that what he did went far beyond discipline.
    __________________________________________

    Thats because to him and apparently most Vikings fans a pro athlete beating a 4 year old boy until he bleeds is considered “good parenting”

  49. How soon the VIKING FANS FORGET THE BEAT DOWN THE PACKERS PUT ON THEM ON NATIONAL T V

    The Vikings WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER GAME THIS YEAR BANK ON IT They ARE A HORRIBLE DUMPSTER FIRE worse playoff loses in the history of the NFL FACT LOOK IT UP 21 playoff loses pathetic

  50. PETERSON is a child abuser no ifs ands or buts ban him for life……..how long before beats another one of the 6 kids he has from 6 different women ,,,,,,,STAY CLASSY VIKES STAY CLASSY back this scumbag all you want maybe your daughter is his next baby momma

  51. The NFL ain’t the same without AP …with that being said I expect the Vikings to sweep the bears split with lions and Packers and make the playoffs as a wildcard

  52. I was punished as a Child.. and it only took ONCE, for me to realize right from wrong..
    Perhaps a little corporal punishment is needed today!
    When there is no punishment, people will NOT do the right thing! PERIOD.
    That’s why the majority our young society is a living, lying, cesspool.. They match Politicians now.
    You know it, I know it, impossible to deny it….

  53. jasonatomic says:
    Nov 4, 2014 5:28 PM
    I must have missed the part where he actually took responsibility for his actions and admitted that what he did went far beyond discipline.
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    He did both of those things when he was initially accused but apparently doing the research to find that out is much harder than flippantly making an uneducated judgement and posting about it.

  54. purpleman527 says:
    Nov 4, 2014 6:06 PM

    Three questions for those of you who think he should be done for the year.
    If you get a misdemeanor should you be forced to quit?
    If any nfl player gets a misdemeanor, should they be done for the year?
    Are you who are outraged, outraged because your team is scheduled to play against Peterson over the next seven weeks?

    Yah. That’s what I thought.
    ==================================
    I see what you’re trying to do there, and it doesn’t work. Whether it’s a felony, a misdemeanor, or a charge that was thrown out on a technicality, it doesn’t change the fact that Peterson abused his kid. It doesn’t suddenly close the bloody wounds, eliminate the scars, or change the pictures of the abused child. Also, the NFL can handle the situation however it wishes, within the parameters of its own policies and those of the NFLPA, regardless of charge or the outcome.

    Remember when Ryan Braun was caught using steroids, only to find that the “chain of custody” was broken in delivering another sample to a lab.
    MLB couldn’t suspend him, However, he did admit later that he had used steroids and recanted his lies about that sample. Even though they couldn’t suspend him on a technicality, it certainly didn’t mean that he didn’t use steroids, as the tests showed.

    Your self-righteous pseudo-outrage is only because you want your running back on the field. The impact on the child doesn’t really matter. It’s that 5.0 YPC average and the opportunity to see what Teddy Bridgewater looks like with AP that is important to you.

    .

  55. Theres no sense in suspending him now. Hes already been suspended this long. And I think the suspension was already way to long as it was. He pretty much got caught and that sucks. If all the other nfl players got caught what they do in their life there would be hardly any nfl. As long as they are not the Hernandezes or rices of the nfl, I say they should play. I hardly care of what goes on in their life I just wanna see a competitive nfl. You spank your kid and you cant play for half a year. Its ridiculous. .

  56. nickynick04 says:
    Nov 4, 2014 6:12 PM

    The Vikings WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER GAME THIS YEAR BANK ON IT They ARE A HORRIBLE DUMPSTER FIRE worse playoff loses in the history of the NFL FACT LOOK IT UP 21 playoff loses pathetic
    __________

    There are a lot of playoff wins in there too, Chief. Now, if the Vikings win another game this year should I assume you’re wrong about everything else you say, too?

  57. I am just glad he isn’t on my team. I would hope that the Packers would have cut any player like that and moved on already. I know everybody doesn’t see it that way, but I would have a real hard time cheering for a team with AP on it.

  58. He should be reinstated immediately with time served. He missed half a season. That’s a hefty punishment for something that is not necessarily illegal.

    He went too far, but like it or not, a parent is allowed to use a switch on their kid. If the kid went home with a bruised butt, this is a non issue. Peterson just went too far by drawing blood.

    If this happened in the off-season, nobody would have a problem with an 8 game suspension.

  59. hevikingdefender says:
    Nov 4, 2014 6:40 PM
    NickyNick. The Vikings also have the 3rd most playoff appearances since the 1970 merger.

    ____________________________________
    That really nice and how many championships? Yeah that’s what I thought! Cherish your participation ribbons! Skolol!

  60. the vikingdefender,

    Not sure what he did was considered “spanking your kid”. Anytime blood is involved I would think that is more than spanking your kid.

  61. ldbeachtecorion61 says: Nov 4, 2014 6:27 PM

    I was punished as a Child.. and it only took ONCE, for me to realize right from wrong..
    Perhaps a little corporal punishment is needed today!
    When there is no punishment, people will NOT do the right thing! PERIOD.
    That’s why the majority our young society is a living, lying, cesspool.. They match Politicians now.
    You know it, I know it, impossible to deny it….

    0

    5

    YEP ….I’ll bet Those neg Votes come from People that NEVER have told a Lie, NEVER Cheated, never done anything wrong…. I Thought so…..
    You can lie to us, yourself, but not to God..

  62. I say that somebody needs to whip peterson with a switch like he did his child! see how he likes it! A 4 year old does NOT deserve to be whipped with a switch no matter what that child did. i understand a swat on the butt to get his attention, but noway a switch…

  63. You’re nuttier than a snickers bar if you think AP is gonna get cut… that could have happened 7 weeks and 7 paychecks ago. He may or may not return but you can bet your bottom dollar he’s back in purple very soon.

  64. The NFL is run by a complete MORON! Roger Goodell has got to be, without a doubt, either the stupidest man alive or a man who has surrounded himself with a cast of stupid underlings. The law is the law. The NFL is not bigger than the law. What is there to review? Is there material that is reviewable? Peterson already sat out weeks 2 – 8. The NFL suspension for 1st time offenders is 6 games. Peterson has sat out 7 games. He has met the suspension. The plea deal was agreed upon by the legal system and Peterson has or should have the right to go back to his chosen profession. The NFL will look like complete imbeciles if they do anything other than lift his suspension immediately. What grounds could the NFL possibly have in delaying Peterson’s return? Lifting the suspension is a no-brainer for the NFL, a complete slam dunk, but if the NFL does anything other then that then the NFL leadership is composed of no-brainer personnel, orchestrated by their leader, a complete no brain/moronic boob!

  65. packercpa says:

    I am just glad he isn’t on my team. I would hope that the Packers would have cut any player like that and moved on already. I know everybody doesn’t see it that way, but I would have a real hard time cheering for a team with AP on it.
    __________________

    If AP was a Packer and this had happened in WI – AP would never have been charged.

    There is at least one documented case of a Packer player having committed and admitting to felonies while playing for the Packers and no charges were ever filed.

  66. For those of you saying he has been found guilty: FALSE. He pleaded “no contest” which is a plea that means I am neither saying I am guilty or not guilty, but the evidence would be enough to convict if it went to trial and I would be receiving a greater punishment if that happened. He has been convicted, yes, but he has not been found to be guilty. If they are giving him a chance to clear his record of the charge and have made it a misdemeanor, then they are confident with his remorse. As far as the NFL goes, he has served his time from the game and will now likely receive a fine and be reinstated since he has missed the first half of the season in terms of games. By the NFL’s own standard of conduct, it wold be a 6 game ban, and he has served that. You take some money and you let him play. He did what he was supposed to: resolved his legal case

  67. wtfru2 says:

    If you are not guilty of anything (according to the law) how can the NFL suspend him anymore than he already has been?
    —————————————————
    The NFL routinely suspends players for actions that are not illegal in the eyes of the law–for instance, the use of certain PEDs. As employees, the players submit themselves to the rules of the league. With the last collective bargaining agreement, the NFLPA gave Roger Goodell unilateral power to decide player punishments for any infraction. That means–for the most part–he can suspend any player he wants for as long as he wants for any reason he chooses. The players can appeal, but they have only themselves to blame for allowing Goodell that level of power in the first place.

  68. No is no such thing as an uneventful buy week for the Vikings.

    moves already made by Peterson
    – I will not be punishing this way any more learning other methods.
    – I take responsibility for my actions
    – I am sorry for the harm I did to my son.

    moves to be made
    – meets with Godell and NFLPA
    – I will donate $$$ my money (not money fined by the NFL) to a fund for helping parents learn good disciplining methods and to abused children fund and neither donations will be to charities I have any connection to.
    – I am sorry for the distraction for my team
    – I am sorry for not being here for them
    – I am sorry that Asiata is now going to be the 3rd RB
    – now lets go kick some bear butt

  69. leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 4, 2014 4:32 PM
    PACKERS LAUGH AND SAY “WE HAVE “EDDIE THE HUMAN DONUT LACY”
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    Yeah too bad he doesn’t have 7 kids from 7 different women and beat them until their bloody. Then to top it all off, shove leaves in their mouths. Also for good measure, spend all of the charity money raised in his name on strippers and booze. Now that’s a role model!

  70. @pftpoet I was at tcf field Sunday. What a feeble attempt at home field advantage. Was like watching a high school game. Nobody stands. Nobody makes noise. Nobody cares. Was like watching a bake-off. No wonder you’re so delusional. You have no idea what it is like… Makes perfect sense now.

  71. AP can only be punished for what he did and his actions warranted no punishment. Just think if we built our legal system based on “feelings”. This is reality, folks, time to face it.

    This isn’t Nam, there are rules.

  72. Should have pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor not no contest. At least he apologized to his son and will make a PSA that may prevent another parent from abusing their child. It’s hard to govern how a parent raises their child. To the people saying fine him for 8 games pay. Umm no, 5.3 million dollars is too excessive. Now if he chose to donate that amount to the homeless or housing for abused mothers and their children then that would be great. He’s payed his price, he must heal his relationship with his child and frankly that is absolutely nobody’s business but his and his son and the son’s mom. He has already served past the 6 games. He has taken responsibility for his actions. He should be reinstated immediately. But once again, Why AD? Why!?

  73. purplepillager says: Nov 4, 2014 8:53 PM

    @Frank Booth

    How do you feel about Mark Chmura getting inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame in 2010?

    —————————–
    I’m guessing its no big deal to him…

    After letting Paul Hornug in, it’s not a stretch that people Chmura or Reggie White are let in….

  74. What a bunch of Zero’s on here calling for him to never play again this year or ever. If you don’t like the plea deal or the legal system….. there’s the door to the border.. don’t let the flag hit you in the arse on your way out.

    From the Pioneer Press in MN

    Deterring Adrian Peterson from using corporal punishment on his children again motivated a Texas prosecutor Tuesday to dismiss a felony child abuse charge that could have jailed the exiled Vikings running back.

    Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon negotiated an agreement that allowed Peterson to plead no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault and avoid jail time in exchange for probation. He was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.

    “Our No. 1 concern has always been to modify Mr. Peterson’s behavior so his children are safe going forward,” said Montgomery County First Assistant DA Phil Grant, Ligon’s spokesman.

    “For us, it was about protecting those kids. In the future, he’s got other avenues to go besides that level of corporal punishment. This plea resolved that No. 1 issue.”

    Peterson was indicted Sept. 11 on a felony charge of causing injury to a child for using a switch to whip his 4-year-old son during a May visit to his offseason home outside Houston.

    Grant said the boy’s mother, a Minnesota woman who was not identified in the public record, supported the plea agreement.

    “She was on board with the decision,” he said. “She wants Mr. Peterson to be involved in their son’s life and make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”

    Peterson is subject to random drug testing by Montgomery County probation for the next two years, Grant added.

    The agreement muted Ligon’s attempt to have Case revoke Peterson’s bond and jail the NFL star for allegedly confessing to smoking marijuana before submitting a court-mandated drug test Oct. 8 following a hearing.

  75. I would rather see the Vikings lose every remaining game than to see Adrian “Beathisson” wearing a Vikings jersey EVER again.

    In my opinion, allowing AP to play is condoning child abuse. Some crimes there should never be second chances for – child abuse is one of them!

  76. Ray Lewis was charged with obstruction of justice in a murder investigation. He never missed a game. AP would never have been indicted in this case if the Ray Rice situation hadn’t happened when it did. In fact in june a grand jury chose not to indict. He spanked his son, in a manner many of us dont agree with or condone, but that’s what it was. A spanking. He’s already missed 8 games. Fine him, let him play, move on. There are 1000 other stories that deserve more attention than a spanking that left welts.

  77. purplepillager says:
    Nov 4, 2014 8:53 PM

    @Frank Booth

    How do you feel about Mark Chmura getting inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame in 2010?
    ==================================
    I don’t have much of an opinion on it. I don’t know what he’s done to change things since the incident with the babysitter occurred. I suppose if he’s made sincere changes and trustworthy efforts to right his wrongs and behavior, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I’m guessing that’s the case, otherwise Packer fans would probably have an issue with it. People make mistakes and deserve second chances I’m a Bears fan, so I haven’t really followed it.

    If you’ve read my posts here, you’ll know that I don’t think that Peterson should be banned from the league. I think he should by judged by the league by his actions and evidence, not whether a felony suddenly became a misdemeanor because of a plea agreement. If Peterson is truly regretful and makes changes, that’s great. I don’t see any reason, should he stay on a good path after this, that he shouldn’t be in the NFL Hall of Fame.

    At the same time, I don’t have a lot of respect for him because of the fact that he has 7 children with multiple women. I do find it hard to believe that he loves his kids so much, yet he didn’t ever bother to see his 2 year-old son that was eventually murdered.

  78. So many idiot posts….if you were charged with a misdemeanor I am sure you would want your work to fire you or suspend you for a year of work. The legal system played out whether you like the results or not. Some of you calling for 8 million in fines?! Are you out of your mind? Since when does the legal system base your criminal fines based on income? Just idiots….smh

  79. 1 game, no pay. They paid him while basically on administrative leave, now they give him worse thing they could possible give to a first time offender, convicted of a Misdemeanor.

  80. Great football player. Not a Father of the Year candidate. Dumb as a rock. Good enough. Go Vikings!

  81. What a farce! He should be locked up!! The fine amounts to nothing to him! But again the rich get away with everything!
    America, where money talks!!! High priced lawyers have got to love pro athletes!! Ban the bum!

  82. what was Mark Chmura found guilty of? if you knew the story you would know the girl lied. but Adrian Petersen admitted to child abuse . big difference here. how can Viking fans give this guy a pass on this?

  83. I would love it if he gets a career ending injury.
    Or pain every day when he is done.
    Or a defensive player cleans his clock and gets carried out on a stretcher.
    There should be some poetic justice for what he did if he plays again and I hope it happens.
    Yes.
    I do wish injury on AP.

  84. Vikings fans have to relate every story to the Packers. one thing the Vikings do lead the Packers in is most players arrested. something to be proud of.

  85. I find it interesting that in his statement after court he mentioned his love for his son, continuing their relationship, and moving on with his family. He did not say one word about football.

  86. For those of you defending Peterson, may I remind you he took a stick to a 4 year old child, cutting him and even hitting him in his privates with it.

    If you defend Peterson, you are as sick as he is. He should not be allowed near children without direct supervision, period.

    As for the NFL and Vikings, the league is full of punks and criminals, convicted or otherwise. If Peterson were a lousy player, he’d have been cut already. But because he’s a good player, the Vikings will suit him up as soon as possible and that will be that.

    As for those of you citing the Vikings’ place in NFL history, chew on this — never — not once — have the Vikings won a championship.

  87. This isn’t over. There is a lynch mob of mainly white people who don’t want you to play again this season, or ever, because the justice system isn’t enough for them. They can beat their children and wives and not suffer because they don’t play for the NFL, but playing for the NFL means we must have something more than the justice system,apparently, must be in the constitution somewhere I guess. Thou shalt not annoy the liberal elite is the other rule being played out here.

  88. Love the comment above me. No, its not over, not by a long shot. I’m sure Peterson will make this kid pay the rest of his life for something he did, unless he changes something about himself. Its a marathon, not a sprint – Peterson is out of control, and needs to right the ship before its too late.

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