Adrian Peterson sent the following statement regarding OTA's: "The reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."
If not for the "Deflategate" fiasco unfolding between the Patriots and Roger Goodell this soap opera between the Vikings and Adrian Peterson could just as easily be dominating the sports headlines. Peterson has asked to be traded and has been on record as saying he wants to play for the Cowboys. The Vikings have stated they have no plans to trade Peterson and Head Coach Mike Zummer was quoted as saying Peterson can play for the Vikings or he can stay home and not play football at all. While there will still be plenty more to come on this situation it appears as if both sides are not backing down. Peterson played just one game for the Vikings last season before being suspended for the remainder of the season after being arrested on child abuse allegations. At 30 years old and still capable of being a productive back in the NFL it will be interesting to see if the Vikings will in fact let him sit out the season or if they will try and gain assets which they can use to rebuild their franchise.