It’s been an exhausting day for those who have attempted to keep track of the Adrian Peterson case, one where the Vikings saw fit to deactivate Adrian Peterson from Sunday’s game (either as a PR move, a moral stance or to give time to let Adrian handle the case, depending on who you ask).
Over the course of the day, I’ve been peppered with football questions, and I don’t really mind that. It’s easy for me to answer questions about his cap status, his roster status, the NFL’s response, what the Vikings will do on Sunday, what the Vikings will do on the following Sundays, who will take his place, what this means for the 2015 draft and whether or not Matt Asiata is a better play in fantasy than Toby Gerhart.
I think maybe it’s insensitive to focus primarily on the personal impact of an external tragedy on the onset, but brains move quickly and I’m not confident it’s difficult to feel immense sympathy for the child involved in the case and also balance the broader implications of removing one of the biggest chess pieces from the board.
Your mileage may vary, and I respect that.
Still, I’m going to talk about football.