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Adrian Peterson

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.

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Adrian Peterson Costume Hits Los Angeles ... It Was Only a Matter of Time

Adrian Peterson Costume
Hits L.A. It Was Only a Matter of Time

You knew it would happen ... and last night in Los Angeles we got THAT guy -- you know, the one who dressed up as Adrian Peterson for Halloween and whipped a toy baby with a switch.It may seem a… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson Judge -- I Ain't Goin' Nowhere

Adrian Peterson Judge
I Ain't Goin' Nowhere

Prosecutors in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case have a tough fight ahead of them ... they tried to 86 the judge for trashing them ... and they just failed.Another judge has ruled ...… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- ALLEGEDLY ADMITS WEED USE  ... Prosecutors Seek to Arrest NFL Star

Adrian Peterson
ALLEGEDLY ADMITS WEED USE Prosecutors Seek to Arrest NFL Star

NFL star Adrian Peterson admitted he "smoked a little weed" and could fail a court-ordered drug test ... this according to court docs ... and now prosecutors are gunning to throw the NFL star in… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Adrian Peterson Case -- Prosecutor Trashes Judge ... You're Terrible At Your Job!

Adrian Peterson Case
Prosecutor Trashes Judge ... You're Terrible At Your Job!

It's FULL BLOWN WAR in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case -- with the prosecutor CALLING OUT THE JUDGE ... as an incompetent, trash-talking jerk who can't be trusted with the AP case. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- DEMANDS RUSH ORDER ON TRIAL ... I Wanna Play Football Already!

Adrian Peterson
DEMANDS RUSH ORDER ON TRIAL I Wanna Play Football Already!

Fireworks in the Adrian Peterson child abuse case today ... as AP's lawyer demanded a rush order on the trial so the NFL star could get back on the field. But here's the craziest part --… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- I Didn't Charge an Orgy Hotel Room to My Charity!

Adrian Peterson
I Didn't Charge an Orgy Hotel Room to My Charity!

Adrian Peterson did not use funds from his charity to pay for a hotel room where an orgy allegedly took place ... and claims he's never taken money from his charity for his own personal… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Adrian Peterson Investigated for Sexual Assault ... and Cleared

Adrian Peterson
Investigated for Sexual Assault And Cleared

NFL star Adrian Peterson was the target of a criminal sexual assault investigation, but authorities ultimately cleared him ... TMZ Sports has learned.Law enforcement sources tell us ... the… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Gene Simmons -- I WON'T Hire Ray Rice ... On My Arena Football Team

Gene Simmons
I Won't Hire Ray Rice On My Arena Football Team

With Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson wondering if they'll ever play pro football again, one owner is taking a stand ... Gene Simmons ... who says he'd NEVER hire either one of 'em on his arena… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Adrian Peterson in 2012 -- I Hated How My Parents Disciplined Me ... But It Worked

Adrian Peterson in '12
I Hated How My Parents Disciplined Me ... But It Worked

Adrian Peterson says he HATED the way his parents physically disciplined him while he was growing up -- but believed it was effective ... and that's why he treats his kids the same way. AP… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
'Supernanny' Jo Frost -- I CAN HELP ADRIAN PETERSON ... Contacts NFL Execs

'Supernanny' Jo Frost
I CAN HELP ADRIAN PETERSON ... Contacts NFL Execs

Can Supernanny save Adrian Peterson???  She thinks so ... and now TMZ Sports has learned Jo Frost has reached out the to NFL offering to help the embattled running back. The reality star… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago

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