The defense has rested in the trial of a South Dakota man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Patterson has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and other charges in the October 2013 death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, who was the son of his girlfriend and Peterson.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been banged up a bit in practice. Peterson was tangled up with other players Tuesday during an inside running drill at training camp, falling to the ground while appearing to hurt his leg.
The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back is off probation early for injuring his 4-year-old son. Rusty Hardin says Peterson finished one-third of his probation and its terms, which allowed him to apply for early termination.
While many Minnesota Vikings veterans see the first padded practices of training camp as a necessary evil, Adrian Peterson couldn't wait for the day. It's been 10 months since Peterson exchanged blows on the football field with a defender, thanks to his exile last season after he was charged with child abuse.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to restructure the final three years of the running back's contract. The Vikings made the announced Tuesday, four days before players will report to training camp.
Adrian Peterson put on his Minnesota Vikings jersey for the first time in nine months on Tuesday. The star running back says he has learned a lot from the mistake he made when he struck his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of the Minnesota Vikings offseason. Peterson has come under fire after saying he wanted a long-term commitment from the team after missing most of last season while addressing a child abuse charge.