Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


Report: Adrian Peterson’s High School Coach Admits to Beating Him

Just when a story couldn’t possibly get more disturbing, something like this happens. According to the British gossip rag the Daily Mail, Adrian Peterson’s high school coach has admitted to beating the embattled Minnesota Vikings running back with a wooden paddle. Booker Bowie, who was Palestine High School’s defensive coordinator and track coach when Peterson attended, had...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nike 'in no way' condones abuse, suspends Peterson sponsorship

As the Adrian Peterson situation becomes more toxic, fewer and fewer parties are willing to stand by him. In the latest move by a company to distance itself from the running back, who was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child, Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Peterson, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Wednesday. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings change their mind, Peterson out indefinitely

Two days ago, the Minnesota Vikings were willing to bring running back Adrian Peterson into the fold amid his indictement for child abuse. Fast forward to today, and the team looks to have caved under the pressure. Peterson will not remain an active member of the team during his legal troubles, reports's Gregg Rosenthal. "This is the best possible outcome given...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list, out indefinitely

The Minnesota Vikings have just placed RB Adrian Peterson on exempt/commissioner's permission list. He will be required to stay away from all team activities and the team's facility for an indefinite period of time. Here is the team's official statement (via its website), from Zygi and Mark Wilf. We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson on exempt list, out indefinitely

The Minnesota Vikings have used the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List on running back Adrian Peterson, which requires him to stay away from team activities and the facility until his current bout with the law is completed. The #Vikings statement in its entirety on placing Adrian Peterson on “Exempt/ Commissioner’s Permission list…” — Sean...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

One single protestor showed up outside the Vikings facility

This is both sad and funny at the same time. One person stood outside the Vikings team facility to protest in support of the NFL changing the way they discipline their players. Lone protestor standing on main road outside Vikings' facility. As I mentioned earlier, it's been a calm day here. — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 16, 2014...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nike pulls Peterson merch from shelves in Minnesota

This week just keeps getting worse and worse for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. After he began to lose some support from the public yesterday when another picture was released—showing another four-year-old son with a scarred head—his biggest sponsor, Nike, is now taking action. An eye-opening development:...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
Vikings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Concussions lead Texas QB to retire

LeBron's new and improved hairline

Another NFL player arrested

Mayor egged for moving ballpark

Nike halts Peterson sponsorship

Fan drops wedding ring on field

Ronda Rousey rips Cyborg...again

NFL, NFLPA agree, players reinstated

Five NFL surprises after two weeks

Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

WATCH: Barkley bounces first pitch

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.