Report: Adrian Peterson's Agent Tells Vikings AP Will Never Play for Vikings Again

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It got worse

The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Vikings looks like it's circling the drain at this point.

Last week AP ripped unnamed members of the organization, the local media and fans for not supporting him during his year-long suspension. Then yesterday CBS Sports reported his agent Ben Dogra and Vikings executive Rob Brzezinski got into a "heated verbal altercation" at the NFL Draft combine in Indianapolis, in which "the agent made it clear that Peterson would never play [in Minnesota] again."

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Adrian Peterson Doesn't Sound Thrilled About Coming Back to the Vikings

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So long AP
Adrian Peterson and the Vikings have a lot of making up to do before the star running back suits up for the Purple again.

Yesterday ESPN published the first in-depth interview he's granted since the season ended, in which he takes several shots at the team and local media for how the whole suspension saga was handled.

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Kevin Hart Almost Beat Adrian Peterson in a 40-Yard Dash [VIDEO]

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That was shockingly close
Is comedian Kevin Hart really damn fast or did Adrian Peterson lose a step or two during his suspension?

Last Wednesday AP attended Hart's standup tour in Austin, Tex. and later that night the two squared off in a sprint down the middle of the road.

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Adrian Peterson Suspended for Rest of Season

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Will AP play in a Vikings uniform again?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today in a letter to Adrian Peterson that the league has decided to suspend him without pay for the rest of the 2014 season.

In a statement issued immediately following the release of Goodell's letter the NFL Players Association said it will appeal the suspension.

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Adrian Peterson Could Return to Play the Packers Next Week

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Could Adrian Peterson play against the Packers next week?

Adrian Peterson could be on the field for Sunday's game against the Packers if his grievance hearing goes well this afternoon.

Independent arbitrator Shyam Das will hear arguments from Peterson's representatives and the NFL during a conference call set for 1 p.m. today. Then Das has until Saturday to rule on Peterson's claim that he should have been reinstated immediately after pleading no contest to reckless assault November 4. Peterson accepted the misdemeanor charge instead of taking a felony child abuse charge to trial.

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Adrian Peterson Blasts Star Tribune for "Orgy" Report

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Last night, embattled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to put the Star Tribune on blast for its big Sunday feature, "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being."

AP tweeted out a list of 11 talking points, texted to him by a contact identified in his phone as "Place," each of which attempts to poke holes in the Strib's reporting.

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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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Vikings Banish Adrian Peterson: Top Tweets

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There's rarely a dull moment in Vikings Nation...
:::: 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

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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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