Report: Adrian Peterson’s agent, Vikings official had to be separated
The relationship between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings could be going south in a hurry, and an event that reportedly took place at the NFL Scouting Combine last week may have been proof of that.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, got into a heated verbal altercation with Vikings vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski and the two had to be separated. During the argument, Dogra reportedly told Brzezinski that Peterson would never play for the Vikings again.
The altercation was witnessed by several people, including some who are not part of the Vikings organization or Peterson’s camp. Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik was reportedly the one who stepped in and separated Dogra and Brzezinski.
La Canfora added that sources have told him Peterson has no intention of ever playing for the Vikings again. He is signed with the team through 2017 and is scheduled to make a whopping $13 million next season.
Peterson cannot be reinstated by the league until April 15. He and the NFL Players Association have taken his case to federal court, but it’s unlikely any resolution would be reached in less than two months.
Though the Vikings have maintained publicly that they expect Peterson back next season, it’s obvious AP’s relationship with the team has been strained. And with reports floating around that Peterson already has his sights on playing for a specific team in Texas, it is becoming less likely that he will remain a Vikings in 2015.