Well, that damn sure took long enough.
Ben Goessling of ESPN.com is reporting that running back Adrian Peterson will, in fact, be at the Minnesota Vikings' Organized Team Activities today. It will be his time with the rest of his teammates since 12 September, when he was first charged in the incident involving himself and his son.
"I'm returning because I want to. I'm a part of this football team and I owe it to the guys I play with and to our coaches," Peterson told ESPN. "I was planning on coming in this week, and I'm looking forward to getting back on the field. It's what I love to do."
It has been a roller coaster, to say the least, involving Peterson over the past few months. We've seen trade overtures from his agent, Ben Dogra (who will almost certainly take the blame for everything that's happened) to Peterson going on a rant on Twitter last week about the NFLPA and the imbalance of power when it comes to contracts in the National Football League (which sounded suspiciously like it was aimed at the Vikings) and wanting to "secure his future." The Vikings have made it clear from the beginning that Peterson will either play for them or not play for anybody, and it appears they've finally gotten that to sink in to Peterson's mind.
Hopefully, this will finally put an end to this entire thing and everyone from Peterson to the rest of his Vikings teammates can just concentrate on football going forward.