Check Out This Photo of the Moment Matt Cassel Broke His Foot

Categories: Vikings
Cassel_Vikings_crop.jpg
Cassel had nothing to smile about after his foot was smashed during Sunday's loss to the Saints.
A figuratively painful week for the Vikings became literally so Sunday, as starting quarterback Matt Cassel broke numerous bones in his left foot while being tackled during the first quarter of the purple's 20-9 loss in New Orleans.

The exact moment Cassel's foot gave way was captured by photographer Carlos Gonzalez, who was shooting the game for the Star Tribune.

See also:
Viral photo of Vikings player Josh Samuda's gruesome injury was mostly luck, photog says


More »

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

petersoncowboys.jpg
Image via DallasBlack.com on Twitter
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.

See also:
Vikings Banish Adrian Peterson: Top Tweets


More »

Bloomington Police Explain Why Vikings' Jerome Simpson Wasn't Arrested

Categories: Crime, Vikings
SimpsonSadVikes.jpg
Simpson's mugshot from his 2013 arrest.
The Vikes aren't strangers to no-good-very-bad weeks, but this one might take the cake.
Yesterday, the Vikings released wide receiver Jerome Simpson with little fanfare: The reason? A traffic citation that occurred... over two months ago.

See also:
Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins all season


More »

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

VikingsAPnewser.jpg
Janel Klein on Twitter
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.

See also:
Vikings Banish Adrian Peterson: Top Tweets


More »

Vikings Banish Adrian Peterson: Top Tweets

zygiAP.jpg
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.

See also:
Hipster Vikings logo creator explains the method behind his ridiculousness [IMAGES]


More »

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

adrianpetersonnewjersey.jpg
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."

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


More »

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

VikingsDayton.jpg
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.

See also:
The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets


More »

Adrian Peterson Controversy Prompts Radisson to Pull Plug on Vikings Sponsorship

AdrianPetersonMugshotNew.jpg
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.

See also:
Adrian Peterson reportedly sued for not paying child support 


More »

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

PetersonRectNew.jpg

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.

See also:
Adrian Peterson's resisting arrest charge dropped


More »

Vikings Nation One of the Largest in the Country, NFL Fandom Map Shows

Categories: Vikings
VikingsFans.jpg
Eyton Z on Flickr Creative Commons
Imagine being a football fan in a city between two NFL markets -- Omaha, for example.

It's August, and you want to watch some NFL preseason action, so you turn on the TV. What game do you see? According to Vikings spokesperson Jeff Anderson, ensuring it's a Vikes broadcast is a high priority for the organization, which, according to a new map put together by ESPN, has one of the largest geographic fan bases of any NFL team.

See also:
Twins Territory stretches into Wisconsin


More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...