September 15, 2014 6:19 pm -

Vince Lombardi famously said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” The Minnesota Vikings agree. John Amato writes:


It didn’t take long for the Minnesota Vikings to reverse their principled stance against star running back Adrian Peterson, who they deactivated for yesterday’s game.

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was made “after significant thought, discussion and consideration.” Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged with striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.

The Wilfs say they want to let the legal process play out before making any more definitive decisions on Peterson’s future with the team.
I wonder if Zygi will say they never saw the photos of Peterson’s bruised and bloodiedfour year old son?

It wasn’t long ago that the Vikings suspended a player for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend which lasted 10 games, but then again, he’s not Adrian Peterson.[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
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12 responses to Vikings Flip-Flop To Bring Back Peterson For Sunday

  1. neworleans878 September 15th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    When money comes up against principles, the principles will lose every time.

  2. edmeyer_able September 15th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    It boggles the mind when you hear his explanation of how the 4 yo’s scrotum was lacerated let alone he would abuse a child like this.
    If he ever rec’s visitation rights again they should be chaperoned.

  3. wpadon September 15th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Team loses in front of the fans 30-7, winning trumps morality.

    • edmeyer_able September 15th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Hope he fumbles every time he touches the ball.

      • neworleans878 September 15th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        I hope so too! 🙂

    • tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Morality and the NFL are hardly ever mentioned in the same sentence.

  4. tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    “…after significant thought, discussion and consideration.” Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s 30-7 loss”, yup, I believe them.I did hear they contacted the rules committee about whether he can use a “switch” on the field.

  5. Skydog2 September 15th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Could you imagine how this discussion would play out if Peterson was a member of the team party?

  6. M D Reese September 15th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I guess pictures of one bloodied 4 year old and Peterson’s admission of responsibility for it aren’t enough when there’s a football game involved… Meanwhile, more details keep coming out involving this and other children that he has assaulted.

  7. juicyfruityyy September 15th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    So now, he is being investigated, for allegedly, abusing another son. He has been removed from Wheaties’s cereal box

  8. bahlers September 16th, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Why is it that everyone on here expects NFL players to be the example of moral citizens in this country? They are only players playing the game of football, after all. Not heroes or anything.

  9. fahvel September 16th, 2014 at 3:46 am

    why don’t scandanavians complain about the name of this team?