Adrian Peterson’s hearing will happen Monday

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The bad news for Adrian Peterson?  He’ll miss at least one more game. The good news?  He’ll be paid.

The better news?  He’ll have a ruling on his status before the Vikings host the Packers on November 23.

Per a league source, the hearing on Peterson’s non-injury grievance will happen Monday, November 17.  Arbitrator Shyam Das will conduct the hearing.  Upon its conclusion (and it should be a short hearing), Das will have five days to issue a ruling.

If the grievance had been filed earlier — as in, immediately upon the NFL’s breach of the agreement that originally placed Peterson on the Commissioner-Exempt list — a ruling could have come before Minnesota’s next game on Sunday against the Bears.

95 responses to “Adrian Peterson’s hearing will happen Monday

  1. Said it once and said it again…

    I will NOT watch a single NFL game this child beater plays in. That kid he tortured is going to remember that beating- and the aftermath and attention fallout of the beating for the rest of his life. That kid AP HIT is scarred for life- emotionally for sure.

    If he is reinstated it’s a complete joke. Let him sit out the entire year to learn his lesson.

    This is worse than Ray Rice. At least his wife was mentally competent about what was happening and what she went through…. This poor little defenseless boy was NOT and IS NOT mentally competent to understand why he was beaten until he was bleeding… Poor kid is going to grow up with some problems.

  2. Man, could have done it sooner….I was relying on him to fill in for Demarco Murray on my fantasy team this week….oh well.

  3. To me, this sounds like the league will reinstate him as soon as they have an arbitrator’s ruling to hide behind. Otherwise, why not just say, “Peterson will now be suspended for six more games as stated in our policy?”

  4. You folks who flippantly suggest Peterson be fined 6 game checks are out of your minds. No one is going to fine anyone $4 million for a misdemeanor assault charge. Jim Irsay was fined $500,000 and he faced much more serious charges.

    A $4 million fine would be outlandish.

  5. “Said it once and said it again…

    I will NOT watch a single NFL game this child beater plays in”

    Which is the best way you can register a protest at this point.

    However no matter what you, I or anyone else thinks about the severity of the crime and what the justice system should have done with him, the result was he was convicted of a misdemeanor. The CBA lays out what punishments can be issued for crimes and while Goodell has been violating the CBA at will lately he’s supposed to adhere to those penalties.

  6. The NFL is protecting themselves since AP pled to prevent a possible jail sentence. Since he pled to a lesser crime, they can’t penalize him without being sued and can’t reinstate without impacting sponsor support. Now they are forced to reinstate and pressure falls onto the players union. Understandably, it is the union’s duty to protect their players. Let’s not forget, they even came to Aaron Hernandez’s defense. It’s the union we should blame for allowing their members to continue this behavior without penalty. This is where the problem lies. That being said, the NFL will be forced to reinstate and then it will be up to the vikes or any other team that chooses to allow AP to become a member of their team and suffer the media backlash. If he worked for me, he’d be fired on the spot. I wouldn’t care what he pled to. I saw the photos and he admitted to the abuse. Enough Said. In time, he should be forgiven. But until AP receives help and pleads for forgiveness, rather than reduced charges, I for one, wouldn’t want him anywhere near a field serving as a false role model for our youth. Time to set an example and fix this problem. NO MORE!!!

  7. Another NFL ratings ploy? They’ve had months to decide what to do with Peterson, when they had to know that his charge would be settled in Texas in a plea deal, as it was. We all knew it would happen.

    Peterson comes back, at home, against the hated Packers, on a National stage. Commissioner just earning his money? Methinks this plan has been in place for a while.

  8. The guy was disciplining his son to the best of his ability as a parent. He went too far, but his intentions were not malicious and he expressed regret about it before the story hit the news. You can criticize his judgment as a parent, but don’t attack his character. Many people raise their children the way they themselves were raised, and use corporal punishment for the long-term purpose of improving their child’s life, not to satisfy some inner thirst for violence or control.

  9. People that think the kid is scarred for life are nuts. He has probably already 100% recovered. Tell me about all the things you remember when you were four. Idiots.

  10. And then next Tuesday Roger will issue the six game suspension for a first time domestic violence offense, effectively ending AP’s season.

    Book it.

  11. AP, the kid, the kids mom, and the justice system have all moved on. It’s been six months. We should all move on as well. Obviously many here have lived a sheltered life, and don’t see the news daily. This incident is extremely minor. Extremely.

  12. It still seems weird that the NFLPA had to make the NFL league office move on this as opposed to the NFL honoring the agreement they made with AD on their own.

    How long would AD (and the Vikings) have been left in limbo had the NFLPA not stepped in?

  13. Anyone else think Goodell is essentially trying to defer the reinstatement decision to the NFLPA by doing this? Let him be reinstated by the judge, put it to rest until the offseason, issue a new suspension policy surrounding it when no one is paying attention, keep your job. He’s a real gem.

  14. corporatemediaprostitute says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:18 PM
    You folks who flippantly suggest Peterson be fined 6 game checks are out of your minds. No one is going to fine anyone $4 million for a misdemeanor assault charge. Jim Irsay was fined $500,000 and he faced much more serious charges.

    A $4 million fine would be outlandish.
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    Try to keep up. The 6 game fine equates to a 6 game suspension (new domestic violence policy 1st offense minimum) because he already missed 8 games. He would keep the checks for 2 games he didn’t play. And the fine turns six of those games into dull suspension games. This way he doesn’t lose 8 games (paid) and then another 6 unpaid due to the policy. That hurts the team rather than the player.

  15. “That kid he tortured is going to remember that beating- and the aftermath and attention fallout of the beating for the rest of his life.”

    So you’re telling me his discipline worked. The kid will remember it and never act up again.

  16. So will this not count for his suspension either? Just seems like garbage to me. He wants to play and according to his agreement he should be able to play. If the others didn’t, this game definitely should count for suspension.

  17. Why don’t they just make him pay the money he made while not playing to some charity that is related to the crime he committed? Make sure it doesn’t go to his charity because it sounds like he was using that as a slush fund.

    Would seem like some type of agreement of this order could satisfy all parties. Helps give the sponsors the cover they are looking for.

  18. Assuming (based on the unique name) that this Shyam Das is the same Shyam Das that ruled in favor of Ryan Braun and then was terminated by the MLB

    So does Shyam Das attempt to show he can rule in favor of the league and give AP a stiff sentence?

  19. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of Peterson’s reinstatement I think we can all agree that the NFL and the Vikings are purposely avoiding making any definitive statement/decision in regards to the case. And what a cowardly deplorable act that is. Either stand up and say he isn’t welcome back or stand up and support the man’s right to a second chance. Hiding behind this impending arbitration decision is utterly pathetic.

  20. He went to court and satisfied his legal situation. Why shouldn’t he play? Same with Ray Rice. Went to court and is in the process of satisfying the courts ruling. Why shouldn’t he be allowed to play?

  21. crosstheplane says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:28 PM
    The guy was disciplining his son to the best of his ability as a parent. He went too far, but his intentions were not malicious and he expressed regret about it before the story hit the news. You can criticize his judgment as a parent, but don’t attack his character. Many people raise their children the way they themselves were raised, and use corporal punishment for the long-term purpose of improving their child’s life, not to satisfy some inner thirst for violence or control.

    ___________

    I have a hard time believing that anyone who has ever shoved anything into another humans mouth to stop them from screaming, had “decent” intentions.

  22. This may be part of the original plan to keep Peterson from playing the entire year.

    After the he’s cleared off the commissioners list, as part of the original agreement Peterson can not be suspended or have any action taken against him while on this list, Goodell tacks on a 6 game suspension essentially keeping Peterson out for the entire year.

    This will also be the last time anyone agrees to be on this stupid commissioners list, and hopefully Goodell is fired this offseason.

  23. This work perfectly for the NFL they will not have to make a decision until next week which will leave 6 games left for which he will be suspended without pay unlike the paid vacation he has been on.

    McCloud you need to get a clue. He brutally beat a defenseless child and you say what 4 yr old will remember so he won’t be scarred. If that is true what did he beat him for in the first place? The guy said he had a whoopin room. He is just a p.o.s. and obviously didn’t care because he smoked dope while out on bond. He won’t be playing this year.

  24. shaggytoodle says: Nov 11, 2014 2:02 PM

    crosstheplane says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:28 PM
    The guy was disciplining his son to the best of his ability as a parent. He went too far, but his intentions were not malicious and he expressed regret about it before the story hit the news. You can criticize his judgment as a parent, but don’t attack his character. Many people raise their children the way they themselves were raised, and use corporal punishment for the long-term purpose of improving their child’s life, not to satisfy some inner thirst for violence or control.

    ___________

    I have a hard time believing that anyone who has ever shoved anything into another humans mouth to stop them from screaming, had “decent” intentions.

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    They show a movie every year, right around Christmas where a mom is shown disciplining her son by placing a bar of soap in his mouth. I believe it was because he was cussing.

  25. Do not presume to know what someone should or should not be traumatized over. For all you brave guys saying it was no big deal, how about you let an NFL player beat you the same way Peterson beat his kid, and tell us then it’s not a big deal.

  26. What AP did to his child is despicable in my opinion and he deserves to be punished for it. However, there are MANY other low-lifes playing in the NFL who have committed crimes against children that go unnoticed. Is it any less of a crime to have multiple children with multiple women and then not provide emotional and financial support to them? Which crime has a greater impact on society – corporal punishment or abandonment? We need to be much more consistent with our outrage.

  27. How much did the Bears have to wire to the league office to get them to put this off until Monday?

    Seriously? I’m sorry, but Peterson has missed half the season due to his legal troubles, which the legal system has labeled a misdemeanor. The league needs to fine him the game checks from those games he didn’t play in, and reinstate him. Any further suspension of or delay in reinstating Peterson should result in legal action against the NFL.

    Honestly, at this point, Peterson would have been better off getting nailed for felony DUI. At least then, that empty suit Goodell would have had a precedent to go by (with Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth). Right now, Goodell is too scared to do anything.

  28. Can any of you Peterson supporters help me to understand under what circumstances is beating a 4 year old child until he bleeds considered “Corporal Punishment”, and when is it warranted? It’s one thing to give a child a little swat on the butt to get his attention, but it can only be defined as abuse when you take a child to a dedicated “whooping room” stuff his mouth with leaves, and beat him until he bleeds!!

  29. If this guy had stuffed leaves into the mouth of his wife and bloodied her with a stick because she said or did something he did not like, do you think he’d be fined only $4,000.00 and be considering a return to football?

    Why is this different?

    Because he’s a important football player, that’s why.

    It’s all about priorities. Any decent Viking fan would protest his return, not try to rationalize or substantiate that he “satisfied the court ruling.”

    There are more important things in life than getting some help for the team in time for their second-annual SuperBowl on the 23rd.

  30. Funny…

    He waits until the trade deadline has passed to cop a plea so the team can’t dump him in Oakland for next years #1 pick, shows zero remorse for his actions while issuing a statement thru his attorney…hmmmm. Yup, it sounds like the League and Goodell sure are dragging their feet on purpose. Oh wait, the NFL issued a statement that…key phrase(s)…”Under the Conduct Detrimental to the League” and “as soon as Mr. Peterson provides the NFL with the requested information.”

    Does anyone seriously think the League was going to allow AP to play this year? If that’s the case you might be as ignorant as he is…go ahead, keep playing games…AP has nobody to blame but himself.

    7 games left in the regular season, Can be suspended for up to 6 games under policy…do the math.

    AP has played his last game in Minnesota, like it or not.

  31. You guys are delusional. Put the media lynching aside and look at the facts.

    -First time offender
    -Plead no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault (not an admission of guilt)
    -otherwise upstanding citizens, admits his mistake

    For the Goodell Bot to ban this man for more than 8 games in the prime of his career after his case has been adjudicated is Goodell Bot trying to save any face after he lied about seeing the Rice tape and completely botched, enough to warrant impeachment. He better get this one right. Remember 8 games is equivalent to 41 in NBA, and 81 in MLB.

  32. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:19 PM

    Yeah, whatever! He has been convicted of nothing. If he does everything the court ordered there will be no record of anything in two years. NOTHING!

    For you idiots that think he pled to avoid jail time. I would bet most of you puny and frail equivalents to sheep hiding behind a keyboard and screen would do the same thing rather than having bubba violate you nightly.

    So if you still don’t get it I will spell out a little Law and Order for you…I realize you probably missed this episode but here goes…

    The prosecutor, you know him right…the guy who’s case was weak to begin with (The first Grand Jury refused to indict or didn’t feel there was enough evidence). He has to accept any plea deals. He must weigh the heinous act of whipping your child against the law and what he could hope to get as a verdict in case it went to trial.

    That being said, then the presiding judge must also weigh the crime against the plea agreement and also accept the deal.

    It’s what makes our society so great even with the law we have checks and balances.

    So with that said the prosecutor and judge must have felt this was the best possible outcome…

    You judgmental souls that would like this man hung for whipping his child with a switch evidently was not brought up the same way as a lot of older American’s. Try going to Catholic school where the nuns would literally break a yard stick across your hands for not keeping them to yourself.

    For the theorist that believe the NFL was waiting for this all along to save face with the sponsors…I LOVE IT! Think about this for a second.

    Adrain, admitted he whipped his kid. Cooperated with authorities and then went on this BS Commissioner’s list without saying a word, then even though his situation has rectified itself, strangely where is Adrian or Adrian’s lawyer?

    Perfect Storm has been a clever chess match…how do we fix this obviously HOT BUTTON topic and please all those involved. Even the Vikings players have been relatively quiet…almost as it was rehearsed.

    Are you kidding me the NFL, Vikings, NFLPA, and Adrian’s team all huddled on this one and said while we might not all come out smelling like a Rose on this one, how do we at least come out looking like one?

    Brilliant absolutely brilliant.

  33. I have a hard time believing that anyone who has ever shoved anything into another humans mouth to stop them from screaming, had “decent” intentions.
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    How about a bar of soap? That’s probably worse long term than some leaves.

  34. conormacleod says, “People that think the kid is scarred for life are nuts. He has probably already 100% recovered. Tell me about all the things you remember when you were four.” Stop being an apologist for child abuse. Stop trying to dismiss or diminish the impact of such an event. One of the things I remember vividly (from as early as age 3) was the fear, humiliation and pain I felt when my father would beat me like AP beat his child. I’ve never forgotten the terror of seeing that giant (at least he looked like a giant to me) with a belt or a stick in his hand, whaling away on my back, butt, and legs until they bled. My guess is that AP’s kid is probably going through some of the same stuff I did. You don’t just “move on” from something like that and pretend it didn’t happen or that it wasn’t consequential. I’m not whining about what happened to me–it was a long time ago and, as an adult, I’ve dealt with the issues that emerged from it. However, I haven’t forgotten it and never will. AP, who is a great football player, has some issues of his own. I hope he gets help, and I hope his son gets some as well.

  35. Incognito abuses a 300lb team mate with only words and is completely banished from the league while Peterson beats and abuses his helpless 4 year old child and all Viking fans are demanding that he get to play immediately.

  36. He should be in prison. This is clear admitted violent child abuse that would send any other father to prison and take their kids away. He literally tortured a 4 years old!!! A 4 year old! What is wrong with so many people on here defending him? He has yet to receive any punishment! Its makes me uneasy to read the comments supporting him. His actions are truly deplorable. He needs to be suspended indefinitely immediately. This is so much worse than Rice punching his wife or what Vick went to prison for. They are not even comparable.

    -Father and lifelong Vikings fan

  37. (1) Goodell has to take into account the games that Peterson has already missed when determining any additional punishment….otherwise, no other player will ever again agree to be on the “exempt” list…..remember, Peterson did the league a huge favor by agreeing to go on that list; and

    (2) packer fans can take their comments on this story and stuff ’em

  38. @mjchockey1 -Not all Vikings fans want him back. In fact I don’t know anyone personally. I live in MN and have been a lifelong Vikings fan. Everyone here wishes we cut him already. He has no respect here and we don’t want him back! He should be in prison!

  39. When you guys are saying “He didn’t get to ball, that’s punishment enough”

    The only thing sadder than that is you guys think a Grown Man should get less punishment, than a 4 year old, in this situation like this.

  40. I suspect RG will suspend him next 6 games without pay which will trigger a lawsuit or grievance because he will have been out 15 out of 16 weeks. RG will lose the suit. The issue becomes number of weeks not playing. No one will have to deal with it this year and Peterson gets traded at end of season.

  41. Youre upset that we’ve had 8 weeks to deliberate course of action on this situation and still dont know our backside from our elbow? Okay, in a week we’ll get together and discuss moving more quickly…..reinstate him now you con men!!!

  42. If AP was soo confident that what he did was fine and that the prosecution had no case against him, then he should have gone to court and made his case. Had he been found innocent then it would have been ok for him to come back and play. However, he did not do that. He admitted to committing a crime, misdeanor or not, against a CHILD! He needs to go away foreever!!

    You would think that already having one child beaten to death would have made him sensitive to beating kids as a form of punishment! This guy needs serious help!

  43. Oh heck you haters got me warmed up now.

    Been whipped worse than this child was by school administrators but I chose that punishment over going home to my father suspended. You see, I was old enough to know that was not something I would wither very well let alone to live to tell about it. So I was black a blue for about two weeks and a bruised tail bone. I knew the consequences of going home suspended would have led to an even greater evil. If Adrian is this child abuser you all claim he is why hasn’t any of his other babies mama’s said anything hmmm.

    What that tells me is he is an overzealous parent that inflicted the same punishment he had as a child.

    Also can relate to that as I too suffered with wanting the smack the stuffing out of my kids for acting up. Fortunately, I broke the cycle.

    For you that need help understanding how this could happen and how it is normal…I’ll spell it out for you like this.

    My son and I am out and he does something that is really bad…could of left me dead. Deleting what happened between my son and me (it was bad) I relay this story on to my father…and he replies with these 5 words “And you let him live?” Wow really? But as strange as it sounds I do believe 35 years ago had I been the 12 year old who almost killed his father not paying attention to what I was doing he would have killed me.

    Sad I know, but don’t accuse and judge people based off what you think you know. Until you have walked in our shoes…try being whipped by grandma, mom, grandpa, dad and a few select neighbors with a switch, horse whip, and Hot Wheels track.

    He whipped his kid and from the sounds of it, he admitted it remember, and the lack of any other babies mama’s it was a one time incident.

  44. I’m a father and a Vikings fan with intelligent comments, what gives? The obvious consensus here in the great state of MN is we don’t want him back. It’s clear. No one is wearing his jerseys to the sports bars, we are openly talking about it amongst the fan base. Many are just hoping he is suspended the rest of the year and we can somehow trade him in the offseason. Most don’t want him in a Vikings uniform every again. In my opinion he should have been cut the day the pictures came out and suspended indefinitely like Rice, as this is so so much worse. He admitted to torturing an innocent 4 year old! Wake up.

  45. You people that are Grand Standing…and refusing to forgive a person, who didn’t have the INTENT to abuse….are likely the same miserable people that tell us all that we need to forgive sexual preditors and simply give them counseling. Insecure people need to try not wishing that successful people are torn apart……get a life.

  46. Hey mjchockey1, lighten up. 95% of Vikings fans want the guy to be punished, show contrition, and then be given a second chance. I think he should face an additional suspension, and then only be welcomed back by fans if he acknowledges his wrongdoing and honestly apologizes. We follow your logic, apparently we also throw out the constitution and the CBA.

  47. v2787 says:
    Nov 11, 2014 2:34 PM

    Hmm, I am torn in support and angst. Having the same feeling about my dad is hard, but the healing must begin somehow.

    Somehow, I feel this is a one time incident of overzealous parenting due to the lack of other mama’s stepping up however, who knows for sure?

    Yes he needs to attend counseling. However, no one here on this board has any right to demand anything more than the court has already decided.

    We too as fathers, brothers, and other family members must learn from our own abuse and move on trying not to walk in the same steps as our father’s or mother’s or the Catholic nuns. Just saying.

    I am pretty sure that we dug into everyone’s closet we all have something that we would not being out there in public.

  48. Just, because it has been seen in movies and traditionally used to stop kids from cussing doesn’t make it right. Not to prevent screaming.

    My mother and grandparents were smart enough to use liquid soap.

  49. Robert831,

    It was once explained to me during my divorce that certain states protect children to a certain point. It was put to me that it wouldn’t matter if the mother of my children was caught in the middle of a Crack deal with the kids in the back seat of the car she would still get custody of the kids at the end of the day? What really?

    Point is while the courts will protect the children…there must be a track record of abuse and so far Sir, there is not.. unless you and the prosecutor know something we do not. One time whipping is not going to get your kids taken away…the mother wants AP in the child’s life and the court did not find that too outlandish. Apparently they do not feel he is a real threat to the child.

  50. Seems obvious to me what is going on here.

    I’m guessing a 6 game suspension is coming as per the post Ray Rice domestic violence standard set by the NFL. Dragging their feet past the Chic game gives the NFL the perfect opp to just stick to their “rules” and keep Peterson sidelined for the rest of the season.

    Presuming of course the Vikings miss the playoffs. Which is a very safe bet.

  51. The hearing is scheduled for Monday November 17th. The Arbitrator will issue his decision five days later on Saturday. Goodell will issue a 6 game league suspension which will cover the rest of this season. The Vikings will release or trade him in the offseason so the management won’t have to deal with the bad publicity. Bet on it.

  52. He tortures all of his kids. So do thousands of other athletes. So do hundreds of millions of other people.

    Corporal punishment is something that is accepted by the masses. If you have a problem with it, speak out, be a mechanism for change. Piling on AP does nothing. This is reality. He will move on, run over defenders, and score touchdowns. Whether you like it or not, it is time to wake up.

    So which is it? Is it AP or is it a global problem some of you take issue with?

    Please, turn off the TV’s if you must. One less ignorant football fan will only help the rest of us.

  53. FinFan68 says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:36 PM
    corporatemediaprostitute says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:18 PM
    You folks who flippantly suggest Peterson be fined 6 game checks are out of your minds. No one is going to fine anyone $4 million for a misdemeanor assault charge. Jim Irsay was fined $500,000 and he faced much more serious charges.
    A $4 million fine would be outlandish.
    ~~~~~~~~
    Try to keep up. The 6 game fine equates to a 6 game suspension (new domestic violence policy 1st offense minimum) because he already missed 8 games. He would keep the checks for 2 games he didn’t play. And the fine turns six of those games into dull suspension games. This way he doesn’t lose 8 games (paid) and then another 6 unpaid due to the policy. That hurts the team rather than the player.
    =========
    I can’t remember where I read it but there is a limit as to how much the NFL can fine a player. It’s less than the 4 million but I don’t recall the percentage.

  54. To the people saying Peterson “beat” his kid, let me tell you what a beating is. Being woke up at two in the morning by a drunk father that has a extension cord, that he heated up in the oven, and being beat until he got tired or passed out. That was a beating, not what he did.

    He needs to be back on the field. People whip there kids everyday and go to their jobs and nothing is said nor done.

  55. There’s actually people out there that believe Adrian Peterson should be doing serious prison time, and never be allowed to play in the NFL again. Those people are either overwhelmingly ignorant to human behavior and our justice system, or they just can’t see past that ADRIAN no matter how this turns out will live out his life with the means to keep that 24hr a day smile on his face, and partake in whatever ,whenever, w/whomever he pleases each and every day of his life. Now “knowing” ADRIAN he could care less about all that. The only thing he wants to be doing is taking hand off after handoff on the way to Emmit Smith’s “record”. To state the obvious, if being a good Father was half as Important to him as yards after contact, this situation would of never happened. For all I know ADRIAN could be a great father, just with his share of issues. I believe ADRIAN should be immediately reinstated/activated as he’s been kept from his team all but 1 game, obviously with him being paid while on “commissioner ‘s inactive list complicates what otherwise would be a simple issue. That’s probably why they cont. to pay him. They can technically say he hasn’t served any punishment/suspension and needs to sit out 6 “additionall” games = yearlong suspension. Which is fricken ridiculous considering its for a misdemeanor. Anyway I’ve rambled enough. I MISS YOU AP, GOD, I PRAY YOU haven’t PLAYED YOUR LAST DOWN FOR THE PURPLE.

  56. The NFL has kicked the can down the road for another week, but you can bet on it that they’re monitoring the pr of this.

    Clearly the Vikings want the player back, or at least that’s the indication they’ve given publically. But of course, they’re going to support the ball player, as is the Union.

    This all about the pr of this situation.

  57. “He whipped his kid and from the sounds of it, he admitted it remember, and the lack of any other babies mama’s it was a one time incident.”

    Peterson himself has admitted he whipped at least one other of his many children.

    And you think any of his baby momma’s, who are living off his income, would dare say a bad word about him?

    He whips little kids. He is sub-human in my book. Let him rot.

    Oh and he’s an admitted dope smoker when he knows the NFL suspends players for smoking reefer.

  58. The Packer fans on here sound legitimately scared that AP will play against them. They hide behind boasts and 4th grade level insults, but they are scared. Now, might the Pack beat the Vikes regardless of whether he plays? They may. But, that doesn’t prove anything. Green Bay has a good offense, poor defense, and is expected to contend. Minnesota is rebuilding under a new coach, with an improved defense and a rookie QB. It’s no lose situation for the Vikings. If they lose the game, they were supposed to lose, so no big deal. If they win the game, they embarrass the Packers.

  59. jburk003 says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:14 PM
    Said it once and said it again…

    I will NOT watch a single NFL game this child beater plays in.

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    If you’re seriously that adamant against the travesty of the NFL allowing Peterson to ever play again, you’d not watch anything the NFL is involved with, not just Peterson’s games. Boycot the league that allows what you hate so much not the player who can’t force the league to take him back.

  60. In the business world Saturday and Sunday don’t count as days……so that would put the decision in by the following Monday….that’s 5 business days….let’s think a little before hitting send on these stories

  61. I can’t believe how many people excuse what Peterson did as a simple mistake facilitated by ignorance fostered in Peterson’s own experiences growing up as a child.

    Where do we draw the line? At what point is a person responsible for their own behavior regardless of upbringing? And when should they know right from wrong just by simply being a decent human being?

    For me that line is somewhere around walking your 4 year child into the family backyard, pulling down the child’s pants, stuffing the child’s mouth with leaves, and beating the child bloody with a branch from a tree.

  62. As a Viking fan I personally don’t really want him back because the state the team is currently at. This team is young, driven and hard working. Adding AD into the mix can do nothing be let some guys relax thinking AD has them covered. I’d rather they keep playing the young guys and move on from Peterson. The team doesn’t need the distraction this will cause, the backlash (right or wrong) that will come from it.

    He was and still is the greatest RB of a generation, but from a PR standpoint he has worn out his welcome in MN.

  63. It’s the kid’s fault. He was playing mind games with a slowwitted adult. Stupid people always lash out violently because they’re not smart enough to do anything else. Daddy Peterson did all that his pea brain would comprehend. The beating is the least of the problems inflicted on him by daddy Peterson.

  64. This IS NOT the Ray Rice incident, where Rice was suspended 2 games and then indefinetly, for the same thing.

    The Vkings put him on a list, and everyone talks about the “favor” he did for the league, ignoring the fact that he gave the league a 2nd black eye when it comes to excessive violence towards woman and children.

    I am not saying he shouldn’t play ever again, but he HAS to face some discipline, a paid vacation is not enough.

    As stated earlier the league can only fine a player so much, and it also puts them in the corner of “How much it costs to beat a 4 years old.” and thats why he needs be suspended.

  65. thetroofishere says:
    Nov 11, 2014 3:24 PM
    I can’t remember where I read it but there is a limit as to how much the NFL can fine a player. It’s less than the 4 million but I don’t recall the percentage.
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    I think you are talking about the percentage cap based on salary of a player who gets fined during a game (late hits, wrong shoes, etc.) Those fines can’t exceed a certain percentage of the game check. That doesn’t apply to suspensions, though. No matter how much a player makes, they lose their entire check for games missed via suspension. When I said to “fine” him for 6 games in my earlier post, it was the simplest way to convert those games already missed (with pay) to full suspension (no pay) games. That would avoid the NFL tacking on another 6 games missed via suspension due to the new DV policy. That makes sense to me but it is looking like the NFL will just suspend him for the final 6 games so he can’t play until next year. Somehow they think this will go away until then, but the union is going to argue and it will still be in the headlines.

  66. jburk003 says:
    Nov 11, 2014 1:14 PM
    Said it once and said it again…

    I will NOT watch a single NFL game this child beater plays in. That kid he tortured is going to remember that beating- and the aftermath and attention fallout of the beating for the rest of his life. That kid AP HIT is scarred for life- emotionally for sure.

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    Oh wow I wasn’t aware you knew all these people personally, and have a degree in child psychology, and have sat down with the child to determine if any of what you say is true. But, isn’t it against your rules as a professional child psychologist to release this privileged information?

  67. At one time I was defending Peterson much like many are still doing. Then I saw the pictures of what he had done and immediately changed course. I then stated that he needed to be immediately indefinitely suspended from the NFL and my stance on that has not changed since then.

    As a father/grandfather, I cannot understand how ANYONE can support Peterson after what he did TO HIS OWN CHILD! So what if he expressed regret after it happened. So does a drunk driver (once he sobers up anyway) after hitting a car and killing an entire family. He can regret it all he wants, it doesn’t change what happened.

    I do not believe he didn’t realize what he was doing. HE STUFFED LEAVES IN THE CHILD’S MOUTH SO OTHERS WOULD NOT HEAR HIM SCREAM! Did he think that maybe neighbors might call the cops if they heard the child screaming? Why else would he not want the child’s screams to be heard?

    Peterson claims to have had the same discipline as a child himself. SO FRIGGING WHAT! Just cause it happened to him, it doesn’t make it right!

    I believe 100% that Peterson knew exactly what he was doing, he wanted to prove a point to the child and had complete understanding what was happening at that time. I think it was only afterward when he saw the welts/open wounds he left that he knew he had to say something, especially to the child’s mother about it.

    I have defended Peterson regarding the use of steroids as well, saying he never took them. However, this could be a clear cut case of ‘roid rage as well and should be looked into by the league, in addition to testing Peterson for other illegal drugs!

    For him to say he went overboard is the understatement of the year!

    Suspend him without pay for the 6 games as outlined in the personal conduct policy, then suspend him indefinitely for conduct unbecoming a professional football player and bringing a bad reputation to the NFL. I would love to see the NFLPA defend that and think they could win. Child abusers have no place in professional sports PERIOD!

  68. I guess not all Minnesota fans think Peterson should be cut, because I have no problem with him playing here. I think Peterson has lost more than all you loud mouths put together. If I was him I’d rather take 40 lashes than be dragged down in the mud.

    I was never beat bloody. However, replace that big hand, belt or wooden spoon with something as narrow as a switch and my butt and legs most certainly would be open wounds. And I deserved every beating I got.

  69. The precedent has just been established by the NFL. All misdemeanor crimes MUST result in a MINIMUM of a 9-game suspension. Period. That Dallas Cowboy running back who committed a misdemeanor crime for shoplifting $40 worth of underwear, where is his 9 game suspension and $4 million dollar fine?

  70. glink182 says: Nov 11, 2014 7:45 PM

    The precedent has just been established by the NFL. All misdemeanor crimes MUST result in a MINIMUM of a 9-game suspension. Period. That Dallas Cowboy running back who committed a misdemeanor crime for shoplifting $40 worth of underwear, where is his 9 game suspension and $4 million dollar fine?
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    Peterson is on the Commissioner’s exempt list. HE HAS NOT YET BEEN SUSPENDED. Those that say he has been suspended 8+ games like yourself are obviously misinformed!

    As for the Cowboys running back, he shoplifted underwear and tester cologne. That itself is FAR DIFFERENT than CHILD ABUSE!

    Now before you jump, I didn’t say Peterson was convicted of child abuse, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault with no mention of child abuse. Too bad all that abuse their children cannot afford Rusty Harden to defend them or live in Texas where the legal system is so backackwards that they wouldn’t know child abuse if the child was showing open welts in open court!

    Peterson ABUSED his child. He deserves to be suspended at the very least the 6 mandatory games under the personal conduct policy!

  71. It truly amazes me how many high riding perfect parents there are!! Have we all not been excessive when it comes to our children!! We need to get over our perceived self perfection. As a parent if you truly love your child you must discipline them. Fear of your parents is not a bad thing.

  72. I am convinced that some of you that have commented on the situation with Adrian Peterson love to condemn people you don’t really know personally. It is amazing to me how many of the same people are the ones that sing athletes praises and are so enamored by theses athletes to the point of expecting them to be free of any wrong doing when they are drafted. Wear their jersey want to get their autograph etc. Minnesotans are very interesting because we are quick to judge a situation without actually thinking of the bigger picture or considering all of the facts. I ask how well do you know each NFL player drafted, personally?
    Set aside what Adrian Peterson has done on the field for a minute. Before this situation with Adrian and his son many of you believed he was a good person and contributes and invests in the Minnesota community in a very positive manner. Adrian Peterson was seemingly treated as part of the “Minnesota family”. Now fast forward to today and some of you want him “burned on a stake”! Erasing what he has done positively for the community. Whether you want to admit it or not there are cultural differences in disciplining your child which does make the apparent facts in this situation a little less than tolerable for many but certainly not a death sentence for his career or job with the Vikings.
    Are any of you perfect? Never did any thing wrong? What if Adrian Peterson is truly sorry and desires help? It appears that may be the case! Is that how you would treat your family member who needs help? Or would you turn your back on your own family as well?

    I have a suggestion with or without Adrian Peterson…. Stop going to games and watch games on TV now don’t wait. There are and will continue to be athletes that make mistakes. In fact, don’t listen to music or watch movies because many of your favorites in those industries have major indiscretions you may or not know about as well.

    “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone…”

  73. The NFL made a deal but the deal was one which allowed AP to continue to be paid. That is a pretty good deal but it has nothing to do with playing time. AP should serve an appropriate suspension now that the case is “resolved.” 4-6 games, IF he is willing to admit culpability. For the NFL to simply allow him to take the field and to accept a fine (ie a bribe) is in poor taste and minimizes what was done

    AP and his team have clearly been trying to evade taking accountability for what he did (lets recap: he left physical injuries, incl. defensive wounds on a childs hands and on his scrotum. The evidence resembles that of a crime scene. That is precisely why AP was charged with a felony.) APs team may have gotten the materials related to the case sealed in order to try to sneak out of accountability but the pics are widely available. The NFL should INSIST that AP admit culpability in a crime as a condition for reinstatement.

    Whether APs team considers this child abuse it is important that society recognize this type of thing as child abuse in order to eliminate such behavior.

    Matt

  74. @ mattfelix44 says:

    Matt, how refreshing you signed your name…

    1. A butt whipping even with a switch, belt, horse whip, paddle, and Hot Wheels track does not equate to child abuse.

    2. Did he over do it? Compared to what? Careful now, you may get what you want, but not like the reflection in the mirror.

    I’ve, been whipped by all of the above, but I never ever considered it abuse, even though it was my hide being tanned. I struggled not to dispense the same on my boys and tried today’s new touchy feel tactics. Strangely enough, if I had to rate my 24 year old and 12 year old. I’d say I did them a disservice by not disciplining them the same way I was. Just saying, that used correctly, corporal punishment can serve a purpose.

    Yes I was welted and bloodied a few times but it was the Vice Principle that broke me of my naughtiness. He whooped me so ferociously that I couldn’t sit straight for at least two weeks. He bruised my tailbone with that paddle. Oh it was Junior High and I was already 6′ tall, I guess he figured I could take it.

    Point is I do not hold anyone responsible for what happened to me. It was how Catholics raised their kids at the time.

    Anyway Matt, have a blessed day.

  75. What kind of fair journalism is it when the author only allows responses that favor his/her beliefs written in an article?

    This activity needs to stop:

    I will, along with others report these actions to the NFL Commissioner’s office on Monday, Nov 17th

    Have a good day

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