The relationship between the Vikings organization and its once star running back continues to deteriorate.
Things continue to worsen between the Vikings organization and Adrian Peterson. Jason LaConfora, CBS Sports NFL Insider, reported early this afternoon that Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, was seen in a heated verbal exchange with Vikings Vice President of Football Operations, Rob Brzezinski, and the two physically “had to be separated” at the NFL Combine in Downtown Indianapolis. According to LaConfora’s sources, Dogra made it clear during the argument that “Peterson would never play there again.”
LaConfora also included information from a person reportedly close with Peterson:
“He will never play another game for the Vikings. It’s over.”
This news comes just days after ESPN shared an interview with Adrian Peterson in which the star running back described his uneasiness about returning to the Vikings.
I’m still uneasy, to be honest with you. I’m still uneasy about a lot of things that took place within the organization. Of course those guys ultimately supported me, and I’m grateful for that. But ultimately, with me being able to be on the inside and see how cards were dealt, how things were worded, this, that and the other, it’s about protecting your brand, your organization, what you have built. In the (grand) scheme of things, not one person counts over that. I get that.
Recently, the Vikings front office has worked hard to make Peterson feel like he is wanted back within the organization. But if these reports regarding the exchange in Indianapolis between Peterson’s agent and the Vikings are true, the relationship between the Vikings organization and its once star player may be at its end.
We will continue to update Vikings Territory with any additional information obtained.