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Peterson and Vikings Continue Talks About Future with the Team


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.

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One Response to “Peterson and Vikings Continue Talks About Future with the Team”

  1. purplereign57 says:

    From what I understand, no one is to take anything NP says seriously, from this point forward.

    The same “source” that denies any scheduled Peterson meetings goes on to say that “the Vikings are in control…”. That’s true. THEY hold all the cards. It’s just a matter of money now. The Almighty dollar.

    I wouldn’t blame AP at all if he just wants to move on elsewhere. Many of the fans, citizens in general, and THE GOVERNOR continue to berate him as if he were a mass murderer. Though when I was growing up, and discovering first hand what a switch was. Yes, it hurt like hell, and sometimes brought a little blood, but it didn’t scar us for life. PLEEEEZ. The switch DID make certain that whatever brought the thing out in the first place, NEVER happened again. It is NOT child abuse. It is child rearing. Tell me that NO CHILD is EVER A PROBLEM! Most, but not all, will backtalk their parents, they are defiant , stubborn, ill-mannered (not only to parents, but everyone), yadda, yadda. The”switch” is just another tool needed at times raising most children.

    I’m one of those fans that has already said long ago, to just LET IT GO. As a fan, of course I want Peterson in purple in 2015. It just will NOT EVER be the same again, if we were to have to witness Adrian in any other color(s). As I said, MONEY is a major factor here. So is family. Feelings. Memories, good and bad. Cheering multitudes of purple waves. There is much for #28 to think about. I THINK this team is very close to a cohesive, oiled unit that can very soon, become the odds on favorite to win the NFC North. I’d sure like to think that Peterson is thinking about it, too. SKOL VIKINGS!!

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