The latest headline in the Adrian Peterson offseason saga came out of Arizona on Monday, courtesy of the running back's agent, Ben Dogra.
"I don't think it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota," Dogra said. "Why would it be?"
The Vikings had a quick answer to that question: It's the only place with a paycheck bearing his name. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman made it clear that Peterson is under contract with the Vikings through 2017 and he expects Peterson to be part of the 2015 season.
"Adrian is a member of our football team," Spielman said. "He is under contract. We are focused on the 2015 season and expect Adrian to be a part of that. Our whole focus is getting ready for the season with Adrian."
I'm still trying to wrap my head around what Ben Dogra is trying to do with Adrian Peterson. I can't shake the feeling AD is being used here— TheSharonaShow (@SportsbySharona) March 24, 2015
Lost in the Adrian Peterson debacle is the assumption he's going to be all-world in his return. Anything but a guarantee.— J. Euerle (@j_euerle) March 24, 2015
Does anyone else find it aggravating that Adrian Peterson and his agent seem to think they're in some position to make requests?— Jeff Gold (@JeffGold81) March 24, 2015