Adrian Peterson’s father said Thursday that nothing has been resolved between the Vikings and the disgruntled running back, and said the sides in fact will meet again soon, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports..
“I’m not going to say who’s going to be at the meeting; I can’t comment on that,” Nelson Peterson said, adding that the meeting would take place “by the end of the week.”
A source close to Adrian Peterson denied that any meeting has been scheduled.
“There’s no meeting,” the source said. “Adrian hasn’t told him (father) or anyone else what he wants to do. The Vikings are in control of the situation.”
Peterson met Monday with Vikings brass that included owners Zygi and Mark Wilf. Last week, general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston to meet with Peterson at his home.
Nelson Peterson said “nothing was resolved” at the New York meeting.
“Everything remains the same,” he said. “He still has options with returning, so the door hasn’t been closed.”
Peterson is under contract through 2017 but the remaining years are unguaranteed, and the team could release him without a financial burden of any kind. Angry with the way the team handled his nearly season-long suspension following a child abuse arrest, Peterson told ESPN he is “uneasy” about returning.