The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will fully practice and is expected to play this week against the New Orleans Saints.
Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s loss after being indicted Friday on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.
The Vikings cited due process as the reason for reinstating the face of the franchise.
The following is the full statement from Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf:
“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.”
man, this past week has been a PR nightmare for the NFL… ray rice, greg hardy playing last night for the 49ers, and then also hearing about adrian peterson being suspeded for smacking his kid around — g’lord man.
they really need to get their collective shit together… speaking of football, good game yesterday, though once again the broncos seemed to coast a bit in the second half of the game — sure they won it, but that’s a little worrisome… can’t come out playing like that against the seahawks this coming sunday, mang.