Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is under contract for the 2015 season, but he reportedly has let it be known that he wants out immediately and demands to be traded to the team of his choice. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, Peterson has told members of the Vikings organization that he wants to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings have no desires to accommodate his request.
Cole reports that the team has no interest in trading Peterson to any team, “especially not the Cowboys.”
Peterson admitted that he is “still uneasy” with how the organization supported him throughout his legal troubles. He said he didn’t like the fact that organization worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner’s exempt list and he felt like the Vikings staff did not support him.
I just don’t understand why he feels like he is owed anything by the team. After all, he’s suspended until April. He should feel grateful that the team wants to stick with him after what he has done.
The running back reached a plea agreement in November in which felony child abuse charges were reduced to reckless assault. He was accused of beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, and apologized.
If Cole’s report is true and Peterson wants out and the team is keeping him, it’s definitely going to cause unnecessary drama between he, his teammates and the front office. Minnesota is in for a long season.