6:05 AM EST, Fri March 06, 2015

Report: Vikings exec, Peterson exec had verbal spat

CBS Sports is reporting that Ben Dogra, the agent for suspended and apparently disgruntled Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Rob Brzezinski, Vikings vice present of football operations, got into a “heated verbal altercation” about Peterson at the scouting combine and had to be separated. According to the CBS report, Dogra also “made it clear that Peterson would never play there again.” If the report has merit, it would be the latest twist in the Peterson saga, which has quickly turned ugly. The Vikings have praised Peterson in the media in recent weeks, saying they would like...

Darryl Johnston figures Adrian Peterson's abbreviated 2014 cost him any chance at Emmitt Smith's rushing record

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Darryl Johnston loves watching Adrian Peterson run. He doesn’t expect him to slow down much after he turns 30 next month. Johnston just doesn’t see the Vikings star running back breaking Emmitt Smith’s NFL career rushing record after he missed nearly all of last season. Johnston, once a Pro Bowl fullback who paved the way for Smith, figured Peterson had a chance entering last season. But that was before Peterson, benched for 15 games because of a child-abuse incident, gained just 75 yards in one 2014 outing. “Yes,’’ Johnston said about...

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