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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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Cris Carter -- BLASTS ADRIAN PETERSON ... How DARE YOU Beat Your Child

Cris Carter
BLASTS ADRIAN PETERSON How DARE YOU Beat Your Child

NFL legend Cris Carter just WENT OFF on Adrian Peterson -- scolding the Vikings running back for beating his 4-year-old kid ... and admitting his own mother was wrong for hitting him as a child.… READ MORE >

Adrian Peterson -- DA Says Tree Branch Whooping Far Exceeds Reasonable Discipline

Adrian Peterson
Tree Branch Whooping Far Exceeds Reasonable Discipline

The Montgomery County DA's office just said Adrian Peterson's decision to whip his child with a tree branch exceeded "reasonable discipline" and that is why he has been indicted for felony child… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Booked For Child Abuse (MUG SHOT)

Adrian Peterson
Booked For Child Abuse [MUG SHOT]

Adrian Peterson turned himself over to authorities early Saturday morning on child abuse charges ... faintly smiling for his mug shot.Peterson was booked in Houston just after 1 AM and released a… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Indicted for Child Abuse ... Doc Reported Injuries (Photo Update)

Adrian Peterson
Indicted for Child Abuse (Photo Update)

4:12 PM PT -- According to the police report, Peterson allegedly sent text messages to the child's mother saying he "felt bad" because he struck the kid in the testicles. "Got him in the nuts… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Adrian Peterson's Wife -- Baby's Got (Running) Back

Adrian Peterson's Wife
Baby's Got (Running) Back!

As more information begins to surface about Adrian Peterson's secret marriage to Ashley Brown -- one thing's for sure ... she's smokin' hot!!!!As we previously reported, Adrian and Ashley first… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- YES, I GOT MARRIED!!!

NFL Star Adrian Peterson
YES, I GOT MARRIED!!!

Adrian Peterson is a married man ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Adrian Peterson Case -- SUSPECT IS A SOCIOPATH ... Says Victim's Mother

Adrian Peterson Case
SUSPECT IS A SOCIOPATH ... Says Victim's Mom

The man who allegedly killed Adrian Peterson's son last year should NEVER have been released from jail ... so says the boy's grandmother who says the suspect is a dangerous sociopath. As we… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Man Accused of Killing Son ARRESTED for Kidnapping Child's Mom

Adrian Peterson
Man Accused of Killing Son Arrested for Kidnapping Child's Mom

The man suspected of killing Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son last year has been ARRESTED -- after officials say he kidnapped the child's mother and attacked her. READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- My Chick Makes Me Watch Lifetime TV ... AND I LIKE IT!!!!

Adrian Peterson
My Girl Makes Me Watch Lifetime TV ... AND I LIKE IT!!!!

Adrian Peterson watches Lifetime Television ... and he's not ashamed. Sure, the network may be geared toward women ... but the NFL superstar tells TMZ Sports there's one Lifetime show his girl… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Cake Delivery for My Favorite 'N-Word'

Adrian Peterson
Cake Delivery for My Favorite 'N-Word'

Adrian Peterson was like a living, breathing genie last night ... 'cause when his "n-word" DJ Whoo Kid asked for a red velvet cake, AP made it his personal mission to deliver the baked goods. Whoo… READ MORE >

- 231 days ago

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