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  • Minnesota Vikings reverse field, opt to sit Adrian Peterson during legal process

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner10 hrs ago

    The Minnesota Vikings have responded to public and potential financial pressure on Adrian Peterson and they are opting to sit him down again.

    The team released a statement early Wednesday morning saying they have changed their stance again on playing Peterson after saying Monday that he would be active this weekend against the New Orleans Saints. Now, they once more will sit him after deactivating Peterson last week for a 30-7 loss to  the New England Patriots.

    The Vikings, namely owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, said that their decision on Monday to allow Peterson to play was theirs and theirs alone. But now it appears as if the NFL intervened in the process. You wonder whether it will do the same with the Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy and the San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald, although the difference in the cases is that Hardy already has been convicted; McDonald is still awaiting charges, which have yet to be filed.

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