Adrian Peterson Reinstated By NFL, But Will He Play for Vikings?

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The staring contest between AP and the Vikings just got real

Today the NFL officially reinstates Adrian Peterson after what basically amounted to a year-long suspension for beating his four-year-old son with a switch.

It was a long, embarrassing episode for everyone involved. The NFL looked completely incompetent while it made up disciplinary measures as the saga unfolded and the Vikings had no idea what to do either. First the team suspended him for a game, then it was ready to let him return to action, then it changed its mind and re-suspended him.

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Former Viking Stu Voigt Charged with Stealing Millions in Ponzi Scheme

Categories: Vikings

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This isn't the first time Voigt has gotten in trouble for shady financial dealings

Stu Voigt had a solid, 11-year career playing tight end for the Vikings throughout the team's heyday in the 1970s.

But over the last decade the Wisconsin native and Apple Valley resident has run into quite a bit of trouble for conducting shady investment deals.

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Twitter Had Some Fun With Vikings' Plan to Sell Personalized Bricks in Front of New Stadium

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Today in Twitter brand trolling...

The Vikings have one of the most painful, embarrassing legacies in the NFL, with a seemingly endless parade of salacious scandals and heartbreaking losses torturing fans since 1961.

So, what could possibly go wrong when the team decided to give their long-suffering fans a chance to test out different inscriptions to put on commemorative bricks for sale in front of its controversial new stadium?

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Adrian Peterson Rides Camel, Still Doesn't Want to Play For Vikings

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Screw him and the camel he rode in on

Adrian Peterson waved goodbye to his 20s on a camel.

The disgruntled Vikings superstar threw a Middle Eastern-themed 30th birthday party in Texas over the weekend featuring him riding a camel, an ice bar and people dressed like they were rehearsing for an off-Broadway rendition of Aladdin.

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MLS Officially Rules Out New Vikings-Owned Franchise

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This rendering will never be realized
UPDATE:The MLS Commissioner gave Minnesota the go-ahead on a new MLS franchise, but only if the state secures plans to build yet another stadium by July of 2015.

Zygi's dream of bringing professional indoor soccer to his half-built, $1 billion palace is officially dead.

Yesterday the Vikings announced Major League Soccer told them "thanks but no thanks," turning all of the attention toward whether or not former United Health CEO Bill McGuire and his partners can build a soccer-specific outdoor stadium in the North Loop.

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How The Commons Became "the Worst Development Deal" in Minneapolis History

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The Commons could be green space for the people like Battery Park or V.I.P. party grounds.

There's a boatload of head-scratching facts surrounding the Downtown East Commons, the 4.2-acre park that will be the centerpiece of the sprawling $400 million development project abutting the new Vikings' stadium.

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Ex-Viking, Current Packer Letroy Guion Arrested with Gun, Big Pile of Weed and $190,000 Cash

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That's a lot of drugs and money
Former Viking Letroy Guion thought maybe the old "don't you know who I am" trick could get him out of a routine traffic stop in Starke, Fla. Tuesday night.

According to a report released by the Starke Police Department, the former Florida State football star tried the line while leaning out of his brand new Dodge Ram pickup truck with a "strong odor of marijuana" emanating from within.

The line didn't play, and it went south from there for Guion.

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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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Who's Paying For the New Nicollet Mall? Not the Vikings

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The professional real estate firm hired by Downtown Council decided the Vikings stadium is juuust outside of the benefits zone
The Minneapolis Downtown Council is making the rounds this week with its plan to assess downtown property owners for their $25 million share of the $50 million Nicollet Mall renovation.

The plan, carefully crafted by Shenehon Business and Real Estate Valuations, breaks down the assessments into three different zones based on proximity, and eight different business classifications ranging from commercial office space to vacant land.

Almost all of the owners of downtown's major buildings will be paying something as beneficiaries of the ambitious rethinking of the mall, except for one glaring exception: the new Vikings stadium.

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Park Board Will Own New Downtown East Park as Long as It Doesn't Have to Pay for Anything

Categories: Parks, Vikings

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The game of hot potato over the ownership of the new downtown park continues

Every political science program in Minnesota should require a lesson on how the new park in Downtown East (they're calling it "The Commons" now) became such an epic clusterfuck.

The latest development came Wednesday, when a Park Board committee approved a measure that would give it ownership of the park, but absolve it of any real responsibilities for the next 30 to 50 years.

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