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 an 11-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 Nation One of the Largest in the Country, NFL Fandom Map Shows

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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.

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Vikings VP Lester Bagley's Minneapolis Home Reportedly Damaged by Attempted Arson

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-- Update at bottom including text from Bagley --

On Tuesday morning, a Lake of the Isles-area home on the 1800 block of Irving Ave. S. was damaged by "a possible arson," as Minneapolis Fire Department spokesperson Chérie Penn tells us.

Penn says that's all she knows about the incident. But KSTP, citing police sources, reports that the home belongs to Vikings VP Lester Bagley.

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Clyde Bellecourt says U of M is "scholastically retarded" on Native American issues

Bellecourt speaks during yesterday's news conference.
The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media wants the University of Minnesota to prohibit the Washington NFL team from playing on campus at TCF Bank stadium on November 2 unless the team changes its nickname.

But U officials, citing the terms of its lease with the Vikings, say they don't have the authority to do that. Their stance prompted Clyde Bellecourt, a founding member of the coalition, to call everyone at the U from President Eric Kaler on down "scholastically retarded" on Native American issues during a news conference yesterday.

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Audubon Society to deliver 77k signatures to guv calling for fritted glass on Vikings stadium

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According to Audubon, birds like this Canada Warbler often perish when they collide with glass buildings.
At about 10 a.m. today, the Minnesota Audubon Society will deliver a petition with about 77,000 signatures -- 6,000 or so of them from Minnesotans -- to Gov. Mark Dayton calling for the installation of fritted glass on the new Vikings stadium.

"'The People's Stadium' shouldn't be killing the people's birds," Matthew Anderson, executive director of Audubon Minnesota, tells us.

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New Vikings stadium now officially costs more than $1 billion

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The new stadium is beginning to rise out of the east end of downtown Minneapolis.
Today, Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority officials announced that the price tag for the new Vikings stadium has officially surpassed $1 billion.

It had been budgeted to cost $975 million. But some items, such as steel, cost more than anticipated, driving the cost up to $1.024 billion.

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Chris Kluwe settlement: Vikings pledge to be LGBT activists

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In light of today's settlement announcement, this seems like an appropriate alternative logo for the Vikes.
Sure, they might still employ a coach who joked about nuking gays, but as part of their settlement with disgruntled former punter Chris Kluwe, Vikings officials pledge to be pro-LGBT activists.

"As a family we have long-supported equal rights causes, including marriage equality," Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf says in a team statement released today about the settlement. "We are glad a resolution of this matter has been reached, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to create positive awareness of these issues."

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Oops! Teddy Bridgewater's name misspelled on first batch of jerseys for sale at Target [PHOTO]

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Whoever was responsible for copy editing the first batch of Teddy Bridgewater jerseys for sale at Target failed hard, as shirts that hit store shelves left the G out of the rookie quarterback's last name.

Typos are inevitable, but not when you have just two words (or, in this case, a word and a name) to concern yourself with.

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Despite Mpls pressure, Vikings, MSFA still pleading poverty on bird-safe glass

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The new Vikings stadium will feature about 200,000 square feet of glass, and the Audubon Society says birds won't be able to see any of it.
On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling on the Vikings and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority to spend the money it would take to bird-proof the new Vikings stadium.

"Upgrading to bird-safe glass would add an estimated $1.1 million to the cost of the stadium, or 0.1% of the overall project budget of over $975 million," the resolution says.

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Sam and Christian Ponder introduce their baby to the world [PHOTO]

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First it was love and marriage. Now it's a baby in the baby carriage, as they say.
Sam Ponder kept her pregnancy out of the press, but now she and her husband, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, have gone public with a photo of their first child.

Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder was born earlier this summer. Yesterday, Sam shared a photo of the new family on Instagram.

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