Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is looking to get his career back on track after a season marred by controversy.
Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings after Week 1 due to being indicted on child abuse charges, which involved him beating his four-year-old son with a switch in an effort to discipline him.
The switch that Peterson used was a tree branch that had no leaves. He has since been reinstated by the NFL.
Peterson was linked to rumors that involved him being traded to the Dallas Cowboys, but they made no move for him despite losing DeMarco Murray.
It has also been rumored that Peterson may retire, but the running back himself insisted that he wants to keep playing for the Vikings.
“The reason I’m not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It’s about securing my future with the Vikings. It’s business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings,” Peterson said to NFL.com.
The running back does not seem to be happy with the Vikings at the moment though, judging by his Twitter account.
I know hundreds of player’s that wished their team would’ve HONORED the contract! But instead got threw to the side like like trash.
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) May 28, 2015
Peterson has been widely considered the best running back in the NFL when on the field.
He won the 2012 MVP award after recovering from knee surgery and rushing for 2,097 yards, which was just nine short of the single-season record, held by Eric Dickerson.
In his eight-year career, Peterson has rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns.