Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have a PR nightmare on their hands. The team is considering trading their star running back Adrian Peterson to another team following his arrest on child abuse charges on Saturday.

Peterson savagely whipped his 4-year-old son leaving him covered in welts and open sores.

From Pro Football Talk:

According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, the “only certainty is Peterson won’t be released” as a result of his indictment on felony child abuse charges in Texas.

That leaves continued deactivation as an option (at least for three weeks, since it’s a de facto suspension), and the possibility exists for a trade as well.

A trade would be difficult to pull off because of finances and public image, but it doesn’t seem out of the question. Owner Zygi Wilf scheduled a conference call Sunday night with General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer to discuss their next move.

There is also a report that the Vikings plan to reactivate Peterson for Sunday’s game after losing to the New England Patriots 30-7 this past Sunday. Apparently winning is the top priority for the Vikings.

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