Well, now that the football portion of this week is over, it means we can get back to talking about the situation with Adrian Peterson. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
Source familiar with thinking of Vikings ownership tells me they have completely ruled out releasing Adrian Peterson over incident. (1/4)— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 14, 2014
But source says Vikings haven’t ruled out trading Peterson if more ugly details emerge. Depends on recommendation of the GM. (2/4)— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 14, 2014
Vikings management holding conference call tonight to decide Peterson’s immediate status. Further deactivations possible. (3/4)— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 14, 2014
Source says Vikings don’t expect NFL to discipline Peterson unless he’s convicted. "You can indict a ham sandwich," source said. (4/4)— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 14, 2014
So, at this point, we don't know a whole lot more than we did, except that the team apparently has no plans to just outright cut Peterson, and the possibility of a trade has even come up, from the sounds of it.
Vikings' general manager Rick Spielman is expected to address the situation at some point on Monday. When he does, we will attempt to bring you anything pertinent he has to say as soon as we can.