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Adrian Peterson is eligible to be reinstated to the NFL next year, but he is not so sure he wanted to play football.

Adrian Peterson [Image from flickr by Joe Bielawa]
"I've thought about retiring from the NFL," Peterson told ESPN. "I made $ 8 million dollars this year. I thought back to the business of real estate [business in Texas] and I am on it. That's something that interests me, something that I'm already involved in. I've thought about getting back into it, I thought about going after the Olympics, you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that as well. I love playing football, do not get me wrong, but so deep in that situation. For me, it's like, 'Why should remain part of an organization or a company that handles players the way they do? He made money off the field anyway, why not continue to insist that dream [Olympic] and pursue other dreams and hang the cleats.”

So what Olympic sport likes Peterson? He says he would like to go racing 200 meters and 400 meters.

"I have thought seriously about this entire situation. I keep praying about it, but it has been something that has been weighed heavy on my heart, "Peterson said.

Let's face it, Peterson is delusional if he thinks he has a chance to get to a track in the Olympic field. Yes, Peterson is very fast, but by the standards of a normal human being, and even by the standards of an NFL player, but Peterson is not as fast as an Olympic sprinter.

Article contributed by: ‎Lissette Becherano

Twitter: @Lizzy_becherano

Matt Asiata [Courtesy: Fox Sports]
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has not named his starting running back for Sunday's game at Buffalo. What is revealed that Matt Asiata wants to be given more work.

Asiata was the owner of the Vikings the last four games until he was replaced by rookie Jerick McKinnon in last Sunday's  defeat against Detroit. Asiata played just 16 plays against the Lions, carrying the ball twice for -5 yards and catching one pass for 18 yards.

"I like Asiata," Zimmer said. "I think he's physical. He has played well this year. Had a loose ball against Green Bay, but that was after a run of 11 yards.

"Matt is a very reliable guy and I anticipate that when he carries the ball, its going to get a few yards. That's not a criticism at all, because I think we still have the explosive McKinnon. I would like to see that continue using both."

McKinnon had 40 yards on 11 carries and caught 6 passes for 42 yards against the Lions. He participated in 47 plays.

"I would say that the coin is in the air," McKinnon said about his playing time on Sunday. "I would say go with the one with the hot hand."

The Vikings have struggled to find consistency in running the ball in the five games since Adrian Peterson has been lost after being charged last month in Texas over a charge of felony child abuse. Although he rushed for 241 yards on 28 September against Atlanta, the Vikings averaged just 73.3 yards rushing in four games.


Tom Brady and the Patriots took advantage of the absence of Adrian Peterson as  Matt Cassel made four interceptions and Chandler Jones returned one blocked field goal for a touchdown just before halftime to secure a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Brady completed 15 of 22 passes for 142 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers. The first opening Cassel against his friend and former mentor was a fiasco.

Devin McCourty, Darrelle Revis, Logan Ryan and Dominique Easley had interceptions, creating 17 points for the Patriots and leading edges of the crowd calling for rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel completed 19 of 36 passes for 202 yards.

Peterson was sidelined from the game after a charge of child abuse that was imposed against him in the state of Texas on Friday.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring a child and had apparently admitted that he hit his 4-year-old with a switch, causing cuts and bruises.

Adrian Peterson
Peterson reportedly told the police that he hit his son. According to a report, Peterson said he did it to punish the child for pushing another child while playing a video game. The report says Peterson took a branch of a tree, removed the leaves and hit the 4-year-old repeatedly.

According to reports, the injuries were cuts and bruises on the child's back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, besides injuries to the child's hands. Peterson also sent a message to the child's mother and acknowledged that what he had done was wrong.

The boy told the authorities: "Dad Peterson hit me in the face" and said he feared that Peterson would punch him if the police found out about the incident.

The boy's mother reportedly took him to a doctor, who reported injuries to the authorities, saying they were consistent with child abuse.


Pictures from police report show markings on child's thighs & hands (Courtesy of Montgomery County Police)

The Vikings have announced that Peterson will not play on Sunday against the Patriots.

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