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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Keep apologizing for domestic violence and child abuse, real classy.
    Peterson's accusation is not at the same level as Rice's was. He didn't knock out his wife in an elevator. He spanked his kids with a switch, which is something that many parents do. Did he go too far with the spanking? That is for the courts to determine. Peterson has pleaded not guilty, and until the court decides one way or the other, he is still considered innocent. So, while you are honing your pitchfork, please keep that in mind.
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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Peterson's accusation is not at the same level as Rice's was. He didn't knock out his wife in an elevator. He spanked his kids with a switch, which is something that many parents do. Did he go too far with the spanking? That is for the courts to determine. Peterson has pleaded not guilty, and until the court decides one way or the other, he is still considered innocent. So, while you are honing your pitchfork, please keep that in mind.
    We have pics (from the doctor that reported the injuries to the police) and he admitted it. He even admits stuffing the 4 year old's mouth with leaves before the beating. Innocent is out of the question.

    I hear a couple major sponsors will drop him.


    MINNEAPOLIS -- The governor of Minnesota has joined the chorus of those calling for the Minnesota Vikings to suspend running back Adrian Peterson.

    Mark Dayton -- who spearheaded the legislative fight for the Vikings' new $1 billion stadium and stood next to team owner Zygi Wilf at the groundbreaking in November -- released a statement on Tuesday saying he believes the Vikings should take Peterson off the field until his child abuse case is resolved in Montgomery County, Texas.
    Minnesota governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota Vikings should suspend Adrian Peterson - ESPN

    The problem is: only the NFL can suspend Peterson. The team can only deactivate him and then they eat the cost for the NFL's image.
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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Good.

    Unlike many/most of you people, I do not believe in punishing someone for a crime until they have actually been convicted in court.

    Innocent until proven guilty.


    And if he is not convicted of a crime in this case, then the matter is no one else's business but his and the other families (I don't care what his contract says).
    The decision to grant bail to those awaiting trial is based on a variety of factors. One of those factors is evidence.

    The evidence in this case is pretty damning(the photos) so I have no problem with the league or the the Vikings suspending him in the name of protecting their brand.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I have no problem with the league or the the Vikings suspending him in the name of protecting their brand.
    The Vikings cannot suspend him. The article was incorrectly titled. The Gov requested he remain off the field (deactivation).

    Seen this?

    According to police reports, the child, however, had a slightly different story, telling authorities that “Daddy Peterson hit me on my face.” The child also expressed worry that Peterson would punch him in the face if the child reported the incident to authorities. He also said that he had been hit by a belt and that “there are a lot of belts in Daddy’s closet.” He added that Peterson put leaves in his mouth when he was being hit with the switch while his pants were down. The child told his mother that Peterson “likes belts and switches” and “has a whooping room.”

    Peterson, when contacted by police, admitted that he had “whooped” his son on the backside with a switch as a form of punishment, and then, in fact, produced a switch similar to the one with which he hit the child. Peterson also admitted that he administered two different “whoopings” to his son during the visit to Texas, the other being a punishment for the 4-year-old scratching the face of a 5-year-old.
    UPDATED: EXCLUSIVE Details On Adrian Peterson Indictment Charges « CBS Houston

    Gee, where is the kid learning that behavior?

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The Vikings cannot suspend him. The article was incorrectly titled. The Gov requested he remain off the field (deactivation).

    Seen this?


    UPDATED: EXCLUSIVE Details On Adrian Peterson Indictment Charges « CBS Houston

    Gee, where is the kid learning that behavior?
    Yeah. I live in Minnesota so this story is pretty much 24/7. It looks like the cycle of abuse is playing out before our eyes.

    I also think the Vikings are making themselves look ridiculous for deactivating him for last week but allowing him to play this week. What does that say? One game for beating a child is the proper punishment? It doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I also think the Vikings are making themselves look ridiculous for deactivating him for last week but allowing him to play this week. What does that say? One game for beating a child is the proper punishment? It doesn't make any sense.
    The Vikings have now placed Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list and he will be deactivated indefinitely.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Statement by Viking owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf.

    “This has been an ongoing and deliberate process since last Friday’s news. In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team’s decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson. In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian.”


    The statement continues: "We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization. We embrace our role - and the responsibilities that go with it – as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community.

    While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian. We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community. Adrian emphasized his desire to avoid further distraction to his teammates and coaches while focusing on his current situation; this resolution accomplishes these objectives as well.

    We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe and realize this is the right decision. We hope that all of our fans can respect the process that we have gone through to reach this final decision."

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    Why the flip-flop? Money. Sponsors and advertisers were beginning to bail.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    This Vikings move has so little to do with them just losing Radisson, not to mention Gov. Dayton's remarks. Just as their original move to reinstate him had nothing to do with their blowout loss to the Patriots .
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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Statement by Viking owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf.



    Why the flip-flop? Money. Sponsors and advertisers were beginning to bail.
    Yup. Money talks.

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    Re: Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Peterson's accusation is not at the same level as Rice's was. He didn't knock out his wife in an elevator. He spanked his kids with a switch, which is something that many parents do. Did he go too far with the spanking? That is for the courts to determine. Peterson has pleaded not guilty, and until the court decides one way or the other, he is still considered innocent. So, while you are honing your pitchfork, please keep that in mind.

    While the legality of his actions are still in question (Guilty or innocent), the actions have already been known and verified. It is quite proper to act on those actions and not just wait for the court ruling. Remember, there are actions that people can do that are legal, yet would warrant action in the form of firing by the employer should those actions be a burden on the employer.

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