With his arrest for child abuse still hovering over his head in Minnesota, Adrian Peterson has been asking to get out.
According to the father of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, the former NFL MVP will not rule out a return to the team.
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Nelson Peterson told the Pioneer Press on Monday that Adrian Peterson has not completely shut out the possibility of a return to the team despite recent reports that Peterson was virtually begging the Vikings to either trade or release him so he could sign with another team.
“He is open to returning to the Vikings,” Nelson Peterson said.
“He hasn’t closed the door on saying, ‘I won’t play for the Vikings.’ He hasn’t demanded a trade.”
The comments came after the Vikings promoted team executive Kevin Warren to Chief Operating Officer. Nelson Peterson accused Warren of being one of the main detractors from Peterson as he tried to get back to the field in Minnesota.
“Kevin Warren was a major player in the push last year to not have Adrian reinstated,” Nelson continued.
“We had our sources that we knew that Kevin wasn’t working for Adrian to get him back on the field and was working to keep Adrian off the field.”
Peterson, who won the NFL MVP award in 2012 after rushing for 2,097 rushing yards, was arrested in September 2014 for charges of child abuse.
He was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list until his criminal proceedings ended with a plea of no contest. Afterwards, he was suspended for the duration of the 2014 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.