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Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson

Jon Stewart criticizes NFL for actions against Adrian Peterson

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Jon Stewart continued to mock the NFL's "bastion of personal responsibility" for its punishment of Adrian Peterson for the alleged abuse of his son.
Aileen Graef
Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges

Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 17 (UPI) --Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault; denies violence.
Danielle Haynes
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play

Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Adrian Peterson is indefinitely banned from all team activities after being placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list.
Matt Bradwell
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 16 (UPI) --Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is publicly urging the Minnesota Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson until his ongoing child abuse allegations have been settled.
Matt Bradwell
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out

Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Less than a day after being reinstated by the Vikings and stating "I am not a child abuser," Adrian Peterson has been accused of hitting a second child.
Matt Bradwell
Cover Girl ads photoshopped to protest NFL's Roger Goodell

Cover Girl ads photoshopped to protest NFL's Roger Goodell

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Internet users decided to protest National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell with a series of Cover Girl ads altered to showcase domestic abuse.
Veronica Linares
Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints

Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Adrian Peterson has been reactivated by the Vikings organization after being indicted by a Texas grand jury for hitting his son with a tree branch.
Matt Bradwell
Adrian Peterson out on bond in injury to child case

Adrian Peterson out on bond in injury to child case

CONROE, Texas, Sept. 13 (UPI) --Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, turns himself in, posts bond in child injury case.
Danielle Haynes
Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child

Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child

HOUSTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for injury to a child in Montgomery County, Texas, and is cooperating with authorities.
Annie Martin
NFL players want to see Adrian Peterson in the Super Bowl

NFL players want to see Adrian Peterson in the Super Bowl

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Tony Gonzalez and Calvin Johnson were next on the list behind Peterson after NFL players were anonymously surveyed about who they'd like to see in the Super Bowl.
Evan Bleier

Manning, Brady selected to Pro Bowl roster

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, the only players in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns in one season, were named to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl Friday.

NFL: Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14

CINCINNATI, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton passed for four touchdowns and 366 yards Sunday and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals rolled over Minnesota 42-14.

NFL: Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Asiata ran for three touchdowns and Matt Cassel had a big game with 382 passing yards Sunday, sending the Minnesota Vikings over Philadelphia 48-30.
Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

Cassel to start again at quarterback for Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for a second consecutive week for the Minnesota Vikings, Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

NFL: Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Brown's 9-yard TD catch with 4 seconds left capped a wild fourth quarter that ended with Baltimore posting a 29-26 win over Minnesota in a snowstorm.
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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returns a kickoff against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on December 30, 2007. Peterson gained 36 yards on 11 carries as Minnesota lost to Denver 22-19 in overtime. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas), nicknamed "A. D." (for "All Day") and "Purple Jesus", is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

While at Oklahoma, Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman. As a First-team All-American, he also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting (USC's Matt Leinart won the award). Peterson finished as the school's third all-time leading rusher.

Following his stellar first pro season in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Peterson was then awarded the MVP award for his performance in the Pro Bowl and became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. On October 17, 2010, Peterson became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game. Peterson has the third highest average yards per game total in NFL history (min. 50 games) with an average of 95.5, 9 yards behind Jim Brown (104.3) and Barry Sanders (99.8).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Peterson."
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