Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly considered retiring from football due to his rough 2014 season.
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has had a tumultuous 2014 season as he has been unable to play a single down since Week 1.
This is due to him being indicted on child abuse charges for allegedly beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch that had no leaves.
Peterson has since been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The running back tried to appeal his suspension so that he could be reinstated.
However, his appeal was denied by the courts, so he will not play for the rest of the 2014 season. Peterson is expected to return for the start of the 2015 season though as long as he stays out of trouble though.
The running back has considered retiring during this tough time though. “I’ve considered retiring from the NFL. I still made $8 million this year. I’ve thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I’m already in,” the Vikings running back said to ESPN’s Ben Gosseling.
The Vikings have still managed to win six games with a rookie quarterback and backup running back, so getting Peterson back may be the spark they need. However, they may decide to ultimately part ways with the Pro Bowl running back.