Vikings 'made mistake,' now bar Peterson

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

"We made a mistake and we need to get this right," he said at a crowded news conference. "It is important to always listen to our fans and the community and our sponsors. Our goal is always to make the decision we feel is right for the Minnesota Vikings ... We want to be sure we get this right."

Wilf and his co-owner brother, Mark Wilf, announced their decision around 2 a.m. Eastern after concluding it was best for the Vikings and for Peterson, their All-Pro workhorse who has played his entire NFL career with Minnesota and is accused of injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch earlier this year.

Read More...

Receiving Yards
Rank Name Receiving Yards
1 J. Nelson292
2 C. Johnson247
3 A. Brown206
4 J. Jones204
5 J. Graham200
6 S. Smith Sr.189
7t N. Paul185
7t E. Sanders185
9 D. Walker179
10 A. Gates177
View Full Leaderboard


@STATS_NFL

© Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC. Any Commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.