Despite Child Abuse Indictment, Dallas Media Wants Adrian Peterson to Play for the Cowboys

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Late last month, a much-discussed ESPN report said Texas native Adrian Peterson wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys.

A child abuse indictment later, that story is today nothing more than a distant memory. But all the controversy hasn't deterred some prominent voices in the Dallas sports media from wanting to see AP with a star on his helmet.

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Zygi Wilf on Adrian Peterson: "We Made a Mistake"

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From left to right, Spielman, Mark Wilf, Warren, and Zygi Wilf face the media during today's newser. 
During a news conference this morning addressing the indefinite banishment of Adrian Peterson from the Vikings, Zygi Wilf directly acknowledged his organization made a mistake in originally deciding to let Peterson play while the child abuse charges he faces in Texas are pending.

"We made a mistake and we needed to get this right," Wilf said while reading a prepared statement. He then handed the news conference over to his brother and co-owner Mark Wilf, General Manager Rick Spielman, and Vikings legal affairs VP Kevin Warren.

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:::: UPDATE :::: Zygi Wilf on Adrian Peterson: "We Made a Mistake"

For those of us in the habit of catching up with what's going on in the world each morning via Twitter, this was what today was like (minus the "Go back to bed" part for yours truly): But a lot of people had interesting, insightful, and/or amusing things to say about the AP scandal. Below the jump are the best tweets on the topic we've seen.

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Wilfs Admit They Got It Wrong, Bar Adrian Peterson from Vikings

We've probably seen the last of Peterson in a Vikings uniform.
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings Banish Adrian Peterson: Top Tweets

In an unusual middle of the night news release, Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf announced they've changed their minds about letting embattled running back Adrian Peterson rejoin the team.

"In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team's decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson," the Wilfs wrote. "In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian."

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Mark Dayton: Adrian Peterson's Actions Are "Embarrassment," Vikings Should Suspend Him

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Mark Dayton: Adrian Peterson's Actions Are "Embarrassment," Vikings Should Suspend Him

Dayton and Vikings officials disagree about whether AP should play while his child abuse charges are pending.
:::: UPDATE :::: Wilfs Admit They Got It Wrong, Bar Adrian Peterson From Team

Gov. Mark Dayton hasn't been shy about weighing in on controversies involving the Vikings in the past, and today, he shared his thoughts on the organization's handling of the Adrian Peterson mess.

Suffice it to say he's not a fan. In a statement emailed to us by Dayton's press secretary, the governor calls Peterson's actions "a public embarrassment" and says the organization made the wrong call in allowing AP to prepare for this weekend's game in New Orleans.

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Adrian Peterson Controversy Prompts Radisson to Pull Plug on Vikings Sponsorship

Peterson's mugshot from briefly being booked into jail over the weekend.
:::: UPDATE :::: Mark Dayton: Adrian Peterson's Actions are "Embarrassment," Vikings Should Suspend Him

Following the Vikings' announcement that Adrian Peterson, facing a trial on freshly filed child abuse charges involving his four-year-old son, will return to action this Sunday, the Carlson Hotel Group announced it's suspending its sponsorship of the Vikings.

Carlson, owner of Radisson Hotels, has one of the most visible Vikings sponsorships -- as you can see in the photo below the jump, the hotel's name is emblazoned on the banners used as backdrops during team news conferences.

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Allegedly Hitting Minnesota Child with Tree Branch


According to multiple reports, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly hitting a four-year-old child from Minnesota at his home in Texas.

The reports say that a warrant was issued for Peterson's arrest this afternoon from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Texas. The case stems from Peterson allegedly punishing the young boy using a "switch" -- a centuries-old form of discipline that involves using a branch from a tree.

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Vikings holiday video pokes fun at Adrian Peterson for being a terrible gift-giver

Adrian Peterson and the Vikings want to wish you a happy holidays.
The Vikings' 2013 holiday video teases Adrian Peterson for being a bad gift-giver. In fact, it's bluntly entitled "Adrian Peterson sucks at giving gifts."

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It's all meant in good fun, but depending how much you enjoy blasting over snow-covered ground at high rates of speed, there might actually be something to the notion Peterson isn't very good at shopping for presents. Earlier this season, AP made headlines for giving each Vikings offensive lineman a snowmobile as tokens of gratitude for blocking so well for him during his MVP 2012 campaign.

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Adrian Peterson slams Baltimore fans as "the worst" after snowball fight

There was a lot to like about yesterday's nail-biter of a Vikings game, but one aspect might have marred the experience: the awful fans of Baltimore, Maryland.

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That's according to Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, who took to Twitter shortly after yesterday's game to declare Ravens fans "the worst fan base I've ever experienced" and call them out for throwing snowballs throughout the fourth quarter.

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Joseph Patterson pleads not guilty to killing AP's son, is released from custody [UPDATE]

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Joseph Patterson walks into court before yesterday's hearing.
:::: UPDATE :::: Patterson posted $75,000 of his $750,000 bond yesterday and was released from custody without conditions, the Associated Press reports.

Original post (October 29) -- Yesterday, Joseph Patterson, the 27-year-old South Dakota man accused of brutally murdering Adrian Peterson's "secret" two-year-old son, Ty Doohen, pleaded not guilty to the murder, manslaughter, assault, and child abuse charges he faces in connection with the October 11 incident.

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In court, Patterson's attorney, Tim Rensch, argued that Ty's death was the result of choking on candy, not violent shaking as prosecutors allege. As we reported the day of the incident, people close to Ty's mother were initially told the child was rushed to the hospital with brain injuries because he'd choked.

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