Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had courtside seats for last night's playoff game between the Mavericks and Rockets, where a reporter asked the him how he'd feel about becoming a Dallas Cowboy. He responded favorably.
Adrian Peterson - "It would be nice," to come to Dallas. "I've got family here, my dad's here. But I'm under contract, so we'll see." #NFL
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) April 29, 2015
For some background, this Minnesota Viking is unhappy with his team. Ostensibly, he disagrees with how the franchise dealt with him in the wake of child abuse charges and a season-long suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
What, in particular, the Minnesota Viking faults the Minnesota Vikings for doing remains unclear.
What is obvious: He has no desire to stay in Minnesota, especially if the opportunity to return to his home state of Texas as a Dallas Cowboy presents itself.
Not so fast, said the Minnesota Vikings. Hours before the Mavs-Rockets game, back in Minnesota, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman reiterated that the franchise running back would continue to be so for the duration of his contact, so there.
"I will tell you this and we can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff," Spielman said. "Our position has not changed since all the statements we made down at the owners' meetings. Adrian Peterson is under contract. His suspension was lifted. We're looking forward to having Adrian Peterson back here as a Minnesota Viking in 2015 and that's the end of the story. That's it."
At the moment it appears this Minnesota Viking has no leverage to free himself from his current team, which is very definitely the Minnesota Vikings.
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