The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I hear a couple major sponsors will drop him.
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota Vikings should suspend Adrian Peterson - ESPNMINNEAPOLIS -- 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.
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.
Last edited by ecofarm; 09-16-14 at 03:21 PM.
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.
UPDATED: EXCLUSIVE Details On Adrian Peterson Indictment Charges « CBS HoustonAccording 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.
Gee, where is the kid learning that behavior?
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.
Statement by Viking owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf.
Why the flip-flop? Money. Sponsors and advertisers were beginning to bail.“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."
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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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.