For months, Adrian Peterson and people close to him have indicated that he was angry at the Vikings and wanted to move on from Minnesota. But that’s not what Peterson is saying now.
Although Peterson’s father has said that Adrian thinks Vikings COO Kevin Warren worked with the NFL to keep Peterson off the field last year, Peterson now says he’s not thinking about that.
“I really haven’t had the opportunity to talk to Kevin Warren, but I will,’’ Peterson told the Pioneer Press. “But right now I’m focused on football. I’m focused on controlling the things that I can control and moving forward.’’
The reality is, if anyone has a right to be angry, it’s the Vikings who have a reason to be angry at Peterson: It was Peterson’s abuse of his son that gave the Vikings no choice but to send him home last season, and the Vikings kept paying Peterson to do nothing even after he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list. The Vikings showed a lot of loyalty to Peterson, and that loyalty was rewarded with Peterson complaining that the Vikings wouldn’t guarantee future years on his contract.
Now Peterson is focusing on football again. That’s all the Vikings wanted him to do.