Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About face

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Vikings announced RB Adrian Peterson would not be allowed to participate in team activities and is not to appear at the team facility for an indefinite period of time. This is a complete about-face from the statement put out by ownership less than 40 hours earlier, indicating they were willing to let the legal process play out. Now the narrative is that it is in the best interest of Peterson to be away from the team to solely focus on charges that he recklessly/negligently injured his 4-year old son.

The obvious question is why wasn’t this course of action chosen at the outset? Unless there was some new evidence/development in the Peterson case, why did the Vikings organization perform a 180 from their initial decision, one in which owners Zygi and Mark Wilf gave “significant thought, discussion and consideration?”

I think you can surmise the answer (Hint: My friend Mark “Mr. D.” Heuring spelled it out perfectly).


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