The former NFL MVP still wants out of Minnesota despite pleas from the Vikings for him to stay.
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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reportedly still wants to leave Minnesota and plans to skip the entire offseason workout program with the team in addition to this week’s organized team activities (OTAs).
Yahoo! Sports columnist Charles Robinson reported that Peterson has remained firm in his desire to be traded from the team. Peterson’s representatives have stated in the past that the former 2012 NFL MVP wants out of Minnesota.
Peterson started the first game of the 2014 season, but missed the remainder of the season after being arrested in Texas on child abuse charges. The Minnesota Vikings struggled to figure out how to deal with the situation in light of the ongoing Ray Rice scandal in Baltimore and acted indecisive with Peterson’s future throughout the process. Peterson was later given probation after pleading no contest to the charges of beating his 4-year-old son with a switch. The NFL later suspended Peterson for the entire 2014 season.
Skipping out on the OTAs with the Vikings would cost Peterson a $250,000 workout bonus on his contract. He could also lose over $70,000 if he fails to report to mandatory minicamps from June 16 to 18.
Considered one of the best if not the best RBs in the NFL, Peterson recorded double-digit TDs in each of his first seven seasons and led the NFL in rushing twice. In 2012, Peterson was named NFL MVP after rushing for 2,097 yards – the second most in a season in NFL history.