Peterson’s agent shifts gears, wants Vikings to show him the money

AP

Adrian Peterson’s agent is no longer saying he wants out of Minnesota. He’s now saying he wants more money to stay in Minnesota.

Ben Dogra, who has previously said it’s not in Peterson’s best interest to stay with the Vikings, now says that he understands the Vikings will not get rid of Peterson.

“One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say ‘we’re not trading him,'” Dogra told USA Today. “That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he’s done for the organization. I actually, as an agent, not only appreciate it — I accept it. But actions speak louder than words. If that’s going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking. And I haven’t had that solution.”

When an agent says he wants a team to show a player a commitment, what he means is that he wants the team to show him the money. But the Vikings are already scheduled to pay Peterson $46 million over the next three years, making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL. It’s just not realistic to think the Vikings will give Peterson a raise, and it’s hard to see any reason the Vikings should agree to guarantee that money.

Instead, the Vikings will tell Peterson that he needs to play under his current contract. Dogra now seems to be acknowledging that Peterson will do that.

189 responses to “Peterson’s agent shifts gears, wants Vikings to show him the money

  1. The salary cap should be adjusted for city appeal. Teams like the Vikings have to spend more on players to keep them in these parts of the country.

  2. Amazing how that changes once you FINALLY realize you aren’t being traded like you wanted to be.
    Dogma AND Peterson are idiots for talking smack with NO leverage.

  3. LOL this guy is a complete joke. He’s all over the place. He has to be on drugs. AP is already overpaid, but I guess Dogra only gets paid when his clients ink new contracts. Obviously, he has his wants/needs ahead of his clients. Which explains why he’s been fired so much.

  4. LOL.

    Hopefully the Vikings tell him to go pound sand.

    He was a great RB, but he’s older now, and can be somewhat replaced by a young buck, without the cloud over their head.

  5. Also, I think the Vikings showed their commitment when they paid him $12,000,00+ dollars to sit at home last year because he’s an idiot.

  6. Dang only in America can a guy beat his kid and demand more.money when he’s already the highest paid running back in the NFL. How about being humble AP and play football and prove yourself back to society.

  7. Your already overpaid. The real plan is to bring him back in 2015, hope he has a good season that is distraction free. Then trade him next offseason, because he really should get a pay cut compared with other RB’s, but he’ll never take it from the Viks. Maybe next offseason you can get a SECOND ROUND PICK.

  8. An agent that does not know how to negotiate. You can’t bluff with your first hand, get caught, and then say let’s change the rules.

  9. He’s already making ridiculous money for a RB his age. He beat his kid so that he needed hospitalization, hurt his team by missing an entire season, and he wants a RAISE?

    He was a good RB back when he played (potential to be one of the best ever) but he’s become delusional. He’s lucky to have a job in the NFL.

  10. If only AP and Dogra could take their beating as well as AP’s 4 year old son, without even crying, I’d be so proud like AP was.

  11. This agent needs o be fired. The agent is clearly not thinking about APs best interest.

    AP made a ton of money sitting at home last year, and he s scheduled to make a ton of money this year. AP is delusional if he thinks that he will get any more money from the Vikings, the agent needs to tell AP that

  12. I don’t justify one thing Peterson did to his kid. In fact, I wish the team would’ve washed their hands of him and released him (aka Ray Rice).

    With that being said, Adrian it’s time to let this agent go. He is a complete jackass and a turd. He is hurting your image even more than you already have!

  13. Not a Vikings fan, but I hope they don’t cave for this scumbag. Dogra clearly would do or say anything to squeeze an extra penny out of whoever will pay AP the most.

    But that’s probably written in Latin on the coat of arms of the Sports Agents’ Guild.

    He’s already being paid a lot – probably too much. AP and his agent have not shown one OUNCE of contrition or regret in how they’ve handled this. He beats his son and then wants to blame his team for not “supporting him”.

    Show some humility and just go play some football, AP. You’re not winning any fans with this nonsense.

  14. I kinda thought the Vikings would take Melvin Gordon last night and start the process of moving on.

  15. wow how to ruin a career and kill your post NFL value.

    He could own MN when career is done not anymore. Looks ultra greedy, self centered and that is without the child abuse issues.

  16. Seriously, Miami and San Diego would get the hi highest scores because of weather or income tax although places like new York and Boston wouldn’t be far behind (let’s say 0.90 out of 1.00) because of culture. Then you adjust the cap accordingly.

  17. What does the agent call this – a “Beating Bonus”?

    Seriously dude embarrassed the organization and cost them a year of his services and he wants a raise?

  18. Peterson (and his agent) just really do not get it. He’s 30, he sat out a year, and he has 3 more years on his current contract that makes him the highest paid player at his position.

    The Vikings have already shown him the money. The Vikings already have him as a Viking for the rest of his useful career.

    He needs to put his head down and show that he can be the player he was for the next three years and hope he collects the rest of his base salary on his current contract. Few Running Backs are great after 30.

  19. How about Peterson showing his appreciation to the Vikings by returning last year’s salary?

  20. The Vikings are Judge Smails and Adrian Peterson/Ben Dorga are Spaulding: “You’ll get nothing and like it!”

  21. No way he’s worth 46 Million over three years. Vikings should cut him for conduct detrimental to the team and then offer to resign him for a Million a year. He and Dogface should be happy to get it.

  22. In other words, Peterson has even less leverage now, and if the remaining rounds of the draft pass and he’s still a Viking, he’ll have almost zero leverage. Can’t say I fell any sympathy for him, since it was his actions which got him in this pickle.

  23. I told you Packer trolls, that the Vikings Brass would NOT trade AP.

    He’s already the HIGHEST paid RB in the NFL.

    AP will play under his current contract, and like it.

    Prepare, for the Minnesota Vikings.

    Their offense will be SCARY.

    Their defense will be SCARY.

    1st place in the NFC North, for years to come.

    🙂

  24. Wow this guy is extremely comical. He basically had his bluff called, and now he is going to try and do it again. No team out there is going to trade for AP and pay him a ridiculous salary for a RB. It just is not going to happen. Anywhere he goes, the team is going to do a Lesean McCoy type deal to lessen the guaranteed money. Peterson should play for the full amount in Minnesota or go get a job somewhere else. I am over this whole thing.

    No matter what your stance on what he did, HE put himself in this situation. Not the Vikings. They basically just did what the had to do because the lynch mob came out and sponsors started to threaten to leave. They want him. They are going to pay him over $750k PER GAME. Just play the game!

  25. AP business plan:

    1) Beat child with a “switch”
    2) Say I’m the victim
    3) Demand trade
    4) Trade fail, demand more money

    Can he play next season with balls that big and a brain so small?

  26. Cards played.
    Hand lost.

    Now shut up and play, you have no leverage.

    I LOVE how the Vikes handled this guy and his agent – well played!

  27. Well Dogra, who was the idiot agent who set up his last contract? You! He got paid last year and only played in one game due to his own stupidity. The same stupidity that made him hire you.

  28. Scrambling backpedaling fool for an agent……idiot. See you at training camp.

  29. Seriously, Miami and San Diego would get the hi highest scores because of weather or income tax although places like new York and Boston wouldn’t be far behind (let’s say 0.90 out of 1.00) because of culture. Then you adjust the cap accordingly.

    ———————–

    Right cause the income tax / cost of living in San Diego makes it so affordable…likewise New York and Boston … plus the weather in those two areas is so radically different than Minnesota…

  30. I am disgusted with Peterson and Dogra’s attitude that the Vikings owe them a commitment of any kind. As long as the Vikings meet the terms of the contract they entered with him, THAT is commitment.

    they know it is not likely he will ever see the full amount of the contract, but that is allowed by the contract.

    with three years left on this contract, it’s waaaay too early to be negotiating the next one.

  31. BTW — that’s not a knock against those areas — each place has its positives and negatives, some which are based on the individual.

  32. Hey Adrian Peterson don’t be so greedy! At least you didn’t sit in the green room on draft day for two days looking like a dolt! (Eyes shift towards Erin Rogers)

  33. It should now be COMPLETELY obvious that AD has been getting horse-crap advise from his agent.

    Dogra did not negotiate AD’s last contract, so he is trying to get his cut. That only happens with “new money.”

    Problem is…..AD’s contract is already puffed up, ESPECIALLY given he was unavailable last year & he created a PR nightmare for the Vikings.

    AD…..cut this clown loose. He does not represent your best interests.

  34. Ungrateful. You think he’d want a quiet off-season preparing for the season while focusing on his family and what’s important. He should be thankful he got paid last year. He’s only had two stellar seasons. Curtis Martin was way better than AP. This guy, probably barely breaks 1000 this year.

  35. There is no way Peterson or his agent actually expect the Vikings to give him more money. What they are trying to do is still get out of Minnesota. They know eventually this whole thing has to hit a wall where the Vikings just get sick of it and say screw it we’re done with this. Like a little kid, Peterson and his agent are going to keep poking at Speilman and the Vikings until they get what they want.

  36. I didn’t realize that Dogra wasn’t Peterson’s agent when he signed his last contract, so he hasn’t been getting paid for that and he lost all his endorsement money last year. So it’s obvious Dogra is just trying to get a payday for himself. I’m sure Peterson doesn’t have a problem with getting a new contract, but this is really all Dogra’s idea.

  37. You would think he would just want to lay low for a while. He’s got a lot of nerve.

  38. Thank God the Packers don’t have to deal with a locker room schism as big as this one.

    The Vikings are stuck with him and he’s stuck with them.

    Just wait for the “injury” in the first game of the year.

  39. The stench coming from Vikings land is disgusting.

    That’s what its like for perennial bottom feeders though.

  40. Wow – surprise surprise an agent back-pedaling after a team decided to not back down, and he didn’t have any leverage.

    I am still wondering what AP was thinking for trying this tactic.

  41. Clearly the Vikings are committing to Peterson for at least the next couple years, otherwise they would have traded him. It makes a lot of sense to restructure the contract to give him some guaranteed money while lowering the overall level of compensation. Adrian has to understand that he’s either going to get some guaranteed cash with a pay cut or he’s going to keep his current contract with nothing guaranteed. The Vikings have nothing to gain by giving him a raise and guaranteed money.

  42. Shut up and play the game under the handsomely paid contract you agreed to our RETIRE. There are no other options in this scenario. I’m sick of hearing about this.

  43. This agent over-promised to his angry prima donna player, came up with squat, so now he is dancing. AD, these are your choices: You can leave the money on the table and walk away, or get back to work and earn it.

  44. The agent must think everybody is stupid! Just because the Vikings thought T Jack, McNabb, Josh Freemam, Christian Ponder and now Bustwater were NFL Qb’s doesn’t mean they are total dim wads. That designation is reserved for th fans who think, after losing two games to the Packers for the last 5 straight years, they might have a chance this year.

  45. Hopefully this scumbag, on the advice of his agent, will do something egregious enough to get him suspended by the team; this time without pay.

  46. Dogra needs to go. AP he is killing you. The end result is you won’t get another endorsement deal, sell as many jersey’s, hats or posters. You will never make up the money he is costing you. Cut him loose and explain he was clearly acting in his own interests and not yours. Then hire a new agent and shut up and play. That is the fresh start you need and only you can control it.

  47. “Clearly the Vikings are committing to Peterson for at least the next couple years, otherwise they would have traded him.”

    They can still trade him. What his agent, the Vikings and their fans need to realize is that it was NEVER going to include a 1st round draft pick. Now that they are moving into the later rounds, it becomes a bigger possibility. 4th round should do it, with a conditional pick based on performance.

  48. This agent is an absolute douche. So apparent that he wants Peterson to get new money, so he gets new money too. He gets no other bite at the 46 million dollar apple over the next 3 years that Adrian gets paid. It has nothing to do with Adrian retiring a Viking. He could absolutely be done as an NLF running back in the next three years. Peterson should really fire this clown, and get somebody that’s smart, help him reshape a new chapter for him.

  49. Seriously?!

    If Peterson doesn’t fire Ben Dogra before the draft starts tonight, the Vikings should either trade him for whatever they can get for him, or cut him outright, and draft T.J. Yeldon to take his place. Then we’ll see how much luck his agent has getting him a contract worth even half of what he’s slated to be paid this year.

    Peterson is already making more money than any other RB in the league, and he cost his team a shot at the playoffs last year by getting himself into legal trouble. He signed a contract. He can either honor it, or retire.

  50. The whole thing with being uneasy with returning an wanting a trade has been about getting the agent more money…never about AP.

  51. I see him playing this year for the $12.5 million then if he plays well and earns everyone’s trust back, maybe Minnesota returns the performance with some incentives to stay with the club until he retires.

  52. Would like to ask said agent a question: would a new big contract mean mo money for you? Or are you genuinely interested in your clients situations? I don’t need a response I already checked off the answer boxes!

  53. Guy has already made 70 million in salary for his career. If you take 50 percent off that for taxes and agents that’s 35 million.
    Or to put it another way with zero interest or endorsements a million a year for the next 35 years.

    That doesn’t include the rest of his contract or this year.
    just amazing when you really think about it.

  54. As much as I enjoy this specific Viking dysfunction, I most appreciate what Peterson and his agent are teaching all his younger and impressionable team mates about dealing with their front office.

    It’s perfect.

  55. Vikings would like to lower the overall contract $$$
    AP would like some guarantee money to help make up for all the ad money he lost due to his actions.

    I could see them giving him some guarantee money in return for a much lower overall salary but some incentives put in for bonuses – but only after he comes in and practices hard.

    I also could see AP wanting more guaranteed money and less a reduction than the Vikings want to give to which the Vikings just go, well we will go with the contract we have in place.

    There are some people who will not like it that AP is still the MINN VIKINGS RB they include, Green Bay defensive players, Detroit defensive players, Chicago defensive players.

  56. This is a rough translation of Dogra’s comments:

    “My client is now willing to accept that he will be playing in Minnesota, but he still feels disrespected by the fact that the team did not support his beating of his son. I am also disappointed that we will not be signing a new contract with a new team, which would allow me to get paid…again.

    Because of this mutual disappointment, both myself and my client feel strongly that we are entitled to a new, more valuable contract in Minnesota. This will help ease my client’s feeling of disappointment about the disrespect, and will allow me to cash in yet again on his skills and abilities. It seems that in this case, only gross over-payment can make up for the fact that we must sleep in the bed that we have made for ourselves.”

    AP + Dogra = Two self-absorbed scumbags with no idea how stupid they look and sound in the eyes of the public.

  57. THANKS VIKING OWNER FOR NOT TRADING HIS ASS MAKE HIM STAY IN MINNESOTA SPEAKS ALOT!!!! GO TEDDY LEAD THIS TEAM TO A SUPER BOWL!!!

  58. I also do believe AP agent said something to the fact that this contract insures that AP will retire a Vikings (when he signed the last contract)

  59. Love reading these comments here.

    you ladies and gents 1 must have been gone from the game to long to remember what this player offers you on the field and the value of a top tier RB.

    and 2 if I recall right the draft just had two RB’s go in the first round?

    tell me the RB position has diminished.

    anyhow… on the front of a show me the money statement if the vikes wants AP to retire a viking which Id love.
    they need to redo the contact to make relief for themselves for future years, and keep their star player happy Win Win

  60. The Vikings ahould have drafted Gordon or Gurley and told Peterson to sit this season…on the bench.

  61. ridingwithnohandlebars says:
    May 1, 2015 10:48 AM

    Surely he can’t be serious.

    —————————————–

    Oh, he is! And stop calling me “Shirley”.

  62. This isn’t about Peterson wanting to switch teams or wanting more money. This is all about Dogra wanting to get paid.

  63. Hold on a second, beat your kid like a redheaded stepchild, embarrass an entire organization and yourself and you want them to give you more money? These guys got a big set.

  64. AP’s agent is just trying to use a sort of reverse tactic to piss off the Vikings in a different way with the hopes of them getting fed up.

  65. How dumb does this guy look? 2 weeks ago he was telling all media that AP needs to get out immediately, because of the lack of support. Support of what? Taking a tree limb to his kid?

    Last night it was apparent that the rest of the teams in the NFL didn’t want him.

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..

    Just NOW he realizes no-one wants a 30 year old running back with a (old) ACL injury, and a bad PR record? He comes back to the media and says the Vikings were right all along with the backing of AP. WHAT?!

    I don’t know what fairy tale world Dogra is living in, but Adrian needs to drop him as quick as possible so he plummets back to earth and realizes what an idiot his agent was.

    Oh, and I’m sure a public apology to all NFL/Vikings fans would be very helpful too, Adrian.

  66. He wants more money now? What is he doing trying to make the team seek a 2nd round trade ?

  67. When push comes to shove, all you purple sheep will forget everything this loser has done and you’ll all mindlessly cheer for him like you’ve always done.

    SkoLOL!

  68. If they paid him for “what he’s done for the organization,” he wouldn’t even be making minimum wage.

  69. An appeal to AP.
    1) Fire your agent. His advice is only causing you more publicity nightmares. You are being perceived as arrogant and unrepentent. Mostly because of your agent, but he is a YOU decision; you hired him.

    2) Just play football. Come home, suit up, light up any/all opponents. Winning cures a lot.

    3) The Vikings will take care of you. See Jared Allen. He got every penny of his contract. More importantly he played every year of it. Your already the highest paid RB in the league, rightfully so, so perform this year, and let that lead to a re-negotiated contract.

  70. AD and Dogra don’t realize this is a business. If you enter into a contract, you have to abide by its terms. The other party doesn’t have to give you one thing more if they don’t want to. COMMITMENT?????

    Dogra should be committed. He has lost all sense of reality.

    The Vikes have you by the short hairs. They are not about to let go. Particularly, since your bluff was called. Won’t be taken seriously again.

  71. Dogra got fired for cause from his firm last year. He is not making any money off Peterson from his current contract. This is an attempt to make money off Peterson and the Vikings by signing a new deal. This guy is scum and it’s no wonder players, like J.J. Watt, fired this guy. Adrian should do the same.

  72. I love how people are trying so hard to distinguish between Peterson and his agent, as if Dogra has Peterson duct-taped and locked in a closet somewhere. Newsflash: Dogra is Peterson’s representative!

  73. Ben Dogra is a Scumbag to say the least! Probably time for the AP camp to accept the fact they will nothing extra from the Vikings, nor should they!

  74. Part of me wants to laugh b/c I think it’s a joke he wants MORE money, but then I realize he’s serious.

  75. Honor his contract and thank the fans for their support???? Have you seen the comments on every Adrian article? Support? If this is support, I am glad Adrian is leaving. Maybe his new team wont work with the league on this side to force him out of 16 games when he should have missed 2.

    Big time free agents dont want to come to Minny as it is. Congratulations. The handling of the AD situation made it that much harder.

  76. oh how ironic, so this whole time it IS about MONEY.

    oh, they hurt my feelings, blah blah blah. money beats soul every time

  77. Pay the man… No need for a disgruntled 30 old franchise player. .. or they could trade him today I think he is trying some reverse psychology. Since asking for a trade hasn’t worked yet

  78. I think this off season just cost Dogra Muli$Millions over the rest of his career. I know Peterson is rarely the brightest guy in the room, and because of that will stay with Dogra. But, I think a lot of other agents will be able to steal away Dogra’s clients just by making them realize how badly he screwed up this whole situation. Kids coming out of college should be warned off of Dogra by their college coaches, family members or other players at all costs. If more, or guaranteed, money was the play the whole time, this was the worst way of doing it, ever.

  79. Stop blaming the agent- AP pays him to speak and act this way.

    It is time to blame the person responsible for the initial issue, the attitude afterwards, and every soundbite from his agent:

    Adrian Peterson.

    If AP gets cut, he will sign for $30M over 5 years, instead of the $45 over 3 (his current contract has $0 guaranteed). DOES THIS MATH NOT MAKE SENSE TO HIM?!?!?!?!?

  80. The Vikings should call Dogra in for a meeting on this.

    It’s rare when you get a chance to write a great big 0 on a piece of paper, fold it neatly and slide it across the desk as if it’s a real offer. “We have contemplated your position and came up with the following offer.”

  81. I’m sorry but you guys don’t know anything about salary cap and contracts. Sure, his contract is $46m over 3 years. He is only guaranteed $2.4m of that $46m. If he doesn’t play well this year, the Vikings could cut him at no cost and Peterson would be looking for a new contract after a bad year (not easy for a RB.) He wants a bigger guarantee (equating to a bigger commitment.) At this point, the Vikings are not committed to him; why would he be committed to the Vikings? They can keep his contract at $46m for 3 years, he just wants the team to increase the guarantee. How committed are the Vikings to Peterson? If they are committed to him, they would be okay with increasing his guarantee. It amazes me when fans act like this. If your employer told you that you have 1 year to prove yourself to the company, would you not (a) want more of a commitment from your current employer or (b) begin exploring alternative employers? As a fan, you are not as talented as Peterson, nor are you as intelligent as Dogra. He deserves a better commitment from Minnesota.

  82. Spielman should say, “Ok. Let’s talk.”
    Then offer AP LESS money and see if Dogra and AP go for it. Maybe Dogra and AP are so stupid that they would agree to take less money.

  83. Adrian you are in desperate need for better representation. Please fire this clown, the Vikings have been very generous with you .

  84. Sounds like this mini agent has some cash flow problems. Needs a new contract to get that commission.

    Go pound sand Dogra.

  85. “I’m sorry but you guys don’t know anything about salary cap and contracts.”

    That may very well be true, but I also know the Vikings paid him $9M+ last year, for beating his kid and then resting his body for an entire season.

    Under the circumstances, the Vikimgs have gone above and beyond for this guy.

  86. sonofad says:
    May 1, 2015 11:41 AM

    As much as I enjoy this specific Viking dysfunction, I most appreciate what Peterson and his agent are teaching all his younger and impressionable team mates about dealing with their front office.
    ________

    Me too. They’re learning that you don’t mess with the Vikings’ front office. If you sign a contract, the Vikings will live up to it and you should too.

  87. If your employer told you that you have 1 year to prove yourself to the company, would you not (a) want more of a commitment from your current employer or (b) begin exploring alternative employers?
    _______

    My company could fire me today (and they might if they find me on this site again) and there’s nothing I could do about it. If I embarrassed my company by abusing my child, I would be very surprised if they paid my whole salary for a year while I did no work for them, then wanted me to come back for another year at my full salary even though I’m acting like kind of a d. I don’t think I would insist that they guarantee my salary next year too.

  88. It’ll be a sad day in the Peterson household when he finally figures out how much money this moron of an agent cost him.

  89. “But all I did was beat a 4 year old bloody with a branch after stuffing leaves in his mouth to the point he couldn’t breath.

    How dare the Vikings not express outrage over anyone questioning me about it!”

    I hope he blows a knee.

  90. I told you he wanted one of those Donovan McNabb-style “financial apologies.”

    If Peterson/agent mean what they say, maybe they should offer to restructure to a longer deal with less money and a prorated bonus.

  91. “It’ll be a sad day in the Peterson household when he finally figures out how much money this moron of an agent cost him.”

    How do you figure? His agent is the one who snookered the Vikings into vastly overpaying him for the last 3 years on his contract. They will look at him like a genius.

  92. Finally figured out he has no leverage. The Vikings already shown their commitment to AD. This guy isn’t very good at this. Why would they guarantee more money at this stage of his career? Good dream.

  93. Mrs Peterson you said you wouldn’t come back to Mn. ok do you want 12.5 mil or nothing ???

  94. Adrian, you signed a contract, live up to it. You beat up your kid, you got caught, and you’ve paid your price. So Now it’s time to kiss and make up with your team, who happens to be paying you the highest salary of any running back in the NFL, and honor your contract. Also man up and show some remorse for what you did to your son.

  95. AP lost fans over the abuse issue. But he lost the rest of them by playing the victim card the whole. And to think his agent is not speaking for him is naive. The Vikings have bent over backwards for the guy, and he acts like this. Good for the Vikings for not budging.

    How can one of the best pure runningbacks in the history of professional football be such an idiot.

  96. They PAID him the Money last year.. and he didn’t play.. Went from not really giving to craps about this guy to cant standing him within a few weeks. Hope he pulls a Berry and retires. That would be FANTASTIC!

  97. Dogra wasn’t part of AP’s 100 million dollar deal, so he hasn’t gotten any of that money. He only makes money if AP signs a new deal, thus him wanting a new contract….no matter where it is. Is AP that dumb and blind that he cant see he is being used here? Yes….yes he is.

  98. “Dogra wasn’t part of AP’s 100 million dollar deal, so he hasn’t gotten any of that money. He only makes money if AP signs a new deal, thus him wanting a new contract….no matter where it is. Is AP that dumb and blind that he cant see he is being used here? Yes….yes he is.”

    WRONG!!! He was the one who negotiated the contract that the Vikings fell for. Now he’s on the last 3 years of inflated salaries. He must love Dogra even more.

  99. “Adrian loves playing for the Minnesota Vikings,” his agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “Deep inside he wanted to finish his career with the Minnesota Vikings.”

    “Already making major money this season, Peterson was in line for an even bigger salary in 2012 if the Vikings used their franchise tag to keep him from unrestricted free agency. He was content, then, to let the negotiations between Dogra and the Vikings work themselves out — and not protest any lack of progress.”

  100. Step 1: Make sure the Vikings don’t ask AP to take a pay cut (Check!)

    Step 2: Act like your client wants out, with the main goal of being to get a new contract with a new team (Didn’t work)

    Step 3: State you’re fine with AP staying, but try and get a new contract with guaranteed money. (Time will tell…)

    This all looks like very standard posturing by an NFL Agent of a top tier player. I believe a new contract will be done at some time this year. AP’s money is guaranteed for this season, so no need to redo the contract today. But, about half way through the season a new contract will be announced.

  101. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    May 1, 2015 10:38 AM
    Just let him rot on the bench for the rest of his career. What a scum bag “human” and an even scummier agent.
    ———
    450 likes on this? That is 450 people that are not fit to be a manager in any business.

    BTW: Quotes around “human” means that you are implying that AP isn’t really human. So, you’re not really smart.

  102. SKOL-LOLOLOL ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says:
    May 1, 2015 3:31 PM
    “Dogra wasn’t part of AP’s 100 million dollar deal, so he hasn’t gotten any of that money. He only makes money if AP signs a new deal, thus him wanting a new contract….no matter where it is. Is AP that dumb and blind that he cant see he is being used here? Yes….yes he is.”

    WRONG!!! He was the one who negotiated the contract that the Vikings fell for. Now he’s on the last 3 years of inflated salaries. He must love Dogra even more.
    ……………
    Um…….prove your post Packer fan.

  103. May 1, 2015 4:22 PM
    SKOL-LOLOLOL ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says:
    May 1, 2015 3:31 PM
    “Dogra wasn’t part of AP’s 100 million dollar deal, so he hasn’t gotten any of that money. He only makes money if AP signs a new deal, thus him wanting a new contract….no matter where it is. Is AP that dumb and blind that he cant see he is being used here? Yes….yes he is.”

    WRONG!!! He was the one who negotiated the contract that the Vikings fell for. Now he’s on the last 3 years of inflated salaries. He must love Dogra even more.
    ……………
    Um…….prove your post Packer fan.
    …………..
    Ive found stories online that say he was his agent at the time of the big payday and stories that say he wasn’t…….which ones are correct? Who knows.

  104. “Ive found stories online that say he was his agent at the time of the big payday and stories that say he wasn’t…….which ones are correct? Who knows.”

    How about the stories written at the time that discuss his contract. Why don’t you post a quote from anything with a name of the agent that was being discussed then?

    Perhaps you shouldn’t read stories from Vikings fan blogs as fact. EVERY story on the contract extension from a major media outlet had quotes from Dogra himself on the contract extension.

    So……………YOU ARE WRONG!

  105. “Adrian Peterson’s nickname “AD” — short for “All Day” — can now also stand for “All done,” as the Minnesota Vikings made their cornerstone running back the league’s highest-paid tailback with a seven-year deal worth a maximum $100 million, including $36 million guaranteed, according to the player’s agent, Ben Dogra. The deal comes the eve of Sunday’s season opener at San Diego.”

  106. I think the Vikings should draft some inside linebackers, and some new Defensive lineman.

    They allowed the Packers to run for 155 yards each game against them last year.

    Then again, the Packers have a better running game than the Vikings, even with Peterson.

  107. SKOL-LOLOLOL ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says:
    May 1, 2015 4:36 PM
    “Ive found stories online that say he was his agent at the time of the big payday and stories that say he wasn’t…….which ones are correct? Who knows.”

    How about the stories written at the time that discuss his contract. Why don’t you post a quote from anything with a name of the agent that was being discussed then?

    Perhaps you shouldn’t read stories from Vikings fan blogs as fact. EVERY story on the contract extension from a major media outlet had quotes from Dogra himself on the contract extension.

    So……………YOU ARE WRONG!
    ……………..
    If he was, he was…..regardless, Dogra is in line for a big payday with another new contract or guaranteed money……he is looking out forhimself and his bottom dollar. My question is, why are you so concerned with it all?

  108. Hey guys! Big VIKINGS guy here! I really hope they get this thing straightened out. Adrian Peterson didn’t do anything any of us wouldn’t do! That kid is a menace, and I for one want to hurt him, too!

  109. AP fire this guy…now! He as so mis-represented you and got you so much negative publicity that you deserve to get any money you have given him back! Now, he changes his stance (your stance) so now he looks incompetent (you incompetent). Dogra is a YOU decision, and your image is suffering because of him and what he says and does (that reflects on YOU). Fire Dogra NOW!!!

  110. I thought all along that this was all a ploy for guaranteed money. Dogra isn’t that smart, but he’s smart enough to know that desparate reporters will print anything on a slow news day. He has the same amount of leverage now that he did six months ago. Being contrite does nothing to polish your image, Dog-meat.

  111. “Peterson’s agent shifts gears, wants Vikings to show him the money.”

    —————–

    To quote the immortal Judge Smails: “You’ll get nothing, and like it!!”

  112. You can’t blame AP for wanting to get out of Minny.. His best chance to win ANYTHING rests of him going to a ready made team. The Vikes are going to stink as usual and A.P. doesn’t want waste what little remaining months he has (playing wise) on a perennial bottom feeder. The only way/reason anyone would want to remain a drag-queen is if he’s getting a truck full of cash other wise asta la vista purple pukes!

  113. Are we serious? The Vikings did show their commitment by not cutting him. Has a present contract for 46 million and you need more? Sounds like the agent is a greedy jerk too.

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