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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 -- Huge Rapper's Got My Back

Adrian Peterson
Huge Rapper's Got My Back

Adrian Peterson finally has a celebrity ally ... rap superstar Lil Boosie ... who hooked up with the embattled running back for a photo in Texas. We're told the two ran into each other in… READ MORE >

NFL Exec Troy Vincent -- I'm Praying for Adrian Peterson (Video)

NFL Exec Troy Vincent
I'm Praying for Adrian Peterson

He's essentially being called a liar by Adrian Peterson, but NFL exec Troy Vincent says he's gonna keep praying for the NFL star ... during their heated legal war over AP's… READ MORE >

- 270 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Says Grand Jury Can Reverse Ruling ... Inspires False Hope

Adrian Peterson
Says Grand Jury Can Reverse Ruling ... Inspires False Hope

Adrian Peterson believes there's a slight chance the grand jury in Ferguson will change its mind and indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown ... problem is, he's flat-out… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson
I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out -- saying he's a changed man and vows to never hit any of his children with a switch again ... in what seems like an obvious ploy to appease NFL… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- Suspended for the Season Without Pay

Adrian Peterson
Suspended for the Season Without Pay

Adrian Peterson will not play in the NFL this season ... he's been suspended for at least the rest of the year -- without pay -- for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago
Ricky Williams -- Black People Don't Have a Problem with Adrian Peterson

Ricky Williams
Black People Don't Have a Problem with Adrian Peterson

Ricky Williams says he doesn't believe Adrian Peterson did ANYTHING wrong when he beat his 3-year-old son with a switch ... saying it's just the way black people raise their kids. The former… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
Eminem -- Targets Adrian Peterson ... In New Rap Attack

Eminem
Targets Adrian Peterson ... In New Rap Attack

Ray Rice wasn't the only athlete in Eminem's cross-hairs -- the rapper also dropped a few lines about Adrian Peterson's child abuse case on his new album. Em takes aim in a new song called,… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- I'm a Super Dad

Adrian Peterson
I'm a Super Dad

Adrian Peterson wants everyone to know he's a super dad ... so he dropped a picture of himself online Saturday that can be summed up with one word -- REALLY?!Peterson tweeted a pic behind a… READ MORE >

- 293 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- FIRED by Nike

Adrian Peterson
FIRED by Nike

Nike will no longer pay Adrian Peterson to "just do it" -- the company has fired him on the heels of the plea deal in his child abuse case.  Nike had suspended its contract with… READ MORE >

- 296 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- PROBATION IN CHILD ABUSE CASE ... 80 Hours of Community Service

Adrian Peterson
PROBATION IN CHILD ABUSE CASE Plus 80 Hours of Comm. Service

Adrian Peterson has been sentenced to probation in his child abuse case -- and will be subjected to random drug tests. The Minnesota Vikings player just appeared in a Texas courtroom where a… READ MORE >

- 298 days ago

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