Adrian Peterson went on a little Twitter rant yesterday.

This happened:


Annnnnd then this happened:


(uh oh. buuuuut I’m sure that’s addressed…in the contract, yes?)

(free will.)

(the clarification LOL)

(“not against the Vikings”)



I don’t know much about any of this, however, it just seems like a really bad idea.

Here’s more via ESPN:

The 30-year-old running back’s series of tweets came a day after he released a statement to ESPN, hinting he wants the Vikings to add guaranteed money to a contract that currently has none and saying he is skipping the start of the team’s organized activities because he wants to secure his future in Minnesota.

Peterson’s deal runs through 2017 and is scheduled to pay him $12.75 million this season. He would make $15 million in 2016 and $16 million in 2017, including $250,000 workout bonuses each season, but there is no guaranteed money left in his contract and the Vikings would face no penalty for releasing him.

Peterson told ESPN in February he was “still uneasy” about returning to the Vikings, believing the team had not supported him properly after he was indicted on child injury charges in September and calling the Vikings’ decision to put him on the commissioner’s exempt list an “ambush.” At the time, Peterson said his family had concerns about returning to Minnesota and added that he might prefer a fresh start with another team.

The Vikings, however, have maintained they will not trade Peterson, and they passed up what might have been their best chance to deal the running back during the NFL draft. After Peterson skipped the start of the Vikings’ organized team activities this week, coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson had two choices — “he can play for us or not play.”

A Vikings source said the team has never asked Peterson to take a pay cut, and it has seemed unlikely all spring that the team would do so as it tried to mend its relationship with the 30-year-old running back. Peterson, however, now seems to be seeking protection for the final years of his contract, while arguing other players should receive the same benefit.


Well, I guess we shall see how this all turns out. Looks a little messy right now, huh?


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