Things aren’t going very well between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.
Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, got into an altercation with Vikings vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski at the NFL combine, reports CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora.
With other league executives watching, Dogra prompted a “heated exchange” with Brzezinski, during which Dogra announced that Peterson would never suit up for the Vikings again. The situation escalated until former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik stepped in to separate Dogra and Brzezinski.
“He will never play another game for the Vikings. It’s over,” said one person close to Peterson, according to La Canfora.
Incredibly, Peterson believes he was disrespected by the people of Minnesota, the media and the Vikings organization.
“I know there are a lot of people in the organization who want me back,” Peterson said. “But then again, I know the ones who don’t. It’s a difficult transition, and it’s not just about me. I have a wife who was able to sit back and see how people in Minnesota said this and said that.. That impacted me, but most importantly, it impacted the people around me — my family, my kids.. This is how they treat me when I’m down and out? You kick me?”
As a reminder, Peterson was indicted in September for abusing his 4-year-old son. He avoided jail time by pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault. Apparently, Peterson thinks he deserved more support during his time in court.
Peterson is suspended until April 15, so there is still plenty of time for him and the Vikings to kiss and make up. But if the events at the combine are any indication, Peterson is on his way out of Minnesota.
Adrian Peterson on the block now? #NFL
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) February 22, 2015
Let the speculation begin!