Peterson says he’s ready to go 02 Jun 15


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After months of acrimony between the Vikings and their star running back, Adrian Peterson is set to bury the hatchet. In an email to The Associated Press this morning Peterson said he will participate in the team’s voluntary practice today and that he’s excited to put on a uniform again after missing the final 15 games of last season while addressing child abuse charges in Texas.

After skipping the three practices last week, Peterson tweeted that he was looking for more long-term security on a contract that has three years and roughly $45 million left on it, none of which is guaranteed.

The relationship between the team and its franchise player has been tense dating back to September, when the child abuse allegations first surfaced. He spent much of the season on the commissioner’s exempt list while his case unfolded and he was angered by a perceived lack of support from some members of the organization.