PETERSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PETERSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL vetting process: There are no sure things http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58441710-77/nfl-player-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58441710-77/nfl-player-players-college.html.csp">NFL vetting process: There are no sure things</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T10:03:11.33-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history. It’s an expensive, painstaking and time-consuming process that includes personality tests, conversations with high school friends, the college equipment manager and many more — and, of course, a thorough review of police records. The teams try to turn over every leaf, and yet, there are things they miss, or simply would never think to look for. Very little in the por...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584417102014-09-22T10:03:11.33-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T10:03:11.33-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:03:11 MDT Petition filed seeking to block Vikings running back Peterson from son http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435747-77/peterson-petition-child-texas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435747-77/peterson-petition-child-texas.html.csp">Petition filed seeking to block Vikings running back Peterson from son</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T23:30:03.692-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block unauthorized or unsupervised contact, and require Peterson to complete a parenting assessment. Peterson faces a child abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank the b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58435747@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:03 MDT Column: Time for NFL’s Goodell to really say something http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428756-77/peterson-goodell-nfl-owners.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428756-77/peterson-goodell-nfl-owners.html.csp">Column: Time for NFL’s Goodell to really say something</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM DAHLBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.309-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice’s defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight. “I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” Mayweather said. “It’s just not caught on video.” It didn’t take long for Mayweather’s point to be made. What went on in Adrian Peterson’s household with a defenseless 4-year-old boy had to be so ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287562014-09-18T23:09:22.309-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.309-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428756@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT A look at key developments in NFL controversies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428750-77/nfl-case-abuse-assault.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428750-77/nfl-case-abuse-assault.html.csp">A look at key developments in NFL controversies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.356-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. Here is a look at key developments Wednesday: VIKINGS: WE MADE A MISTAKE The Minnesota Vikings reversed course and indefinitely benched star running back Adrian Peterson, claiming they “made a mistake” in reinstating him as he faced a child abuse charge in Tex...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287502014-09-18T23:09:22.356-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.356-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428750@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:22 MDT NFL: Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from team activities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424378-77/peterson-vikings-team-adrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424378-77/peterson-vikings-team-adrian.html.csp">NFL: Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from team activities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:01.993-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • The Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday and decided in the middle of the night to put star running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said they made they move after “further reflection” and concluded it was best for the Vikings and for Peterson, their All-Pro workhorse who has played his entire NFL career with Minnesota and is accused of injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584243782014-09-17T21:51:01.993-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:51:01.993-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424378@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp">Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Petersen has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called P...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217132014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421713@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:32:39 MDT Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp">Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T22:46:26.39-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chase N. Peterson was most at home on a college campus. The son of a university president, Peterson spent all but seven of his 84 years enveloped in the life of the mind — as student, professor, dean, researcher, and eventually reaching his father’s stature as president. But Peterson, the former University of Utah president who died in Salt Lake City on Sunday of complications from pneumonia, also relished the physical touch of medicine. “Chase began his career as a physician,” recalled longtime...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:46:26 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Barkley paints with broad brush in defending Peterson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420283-77/barkley-abuse-child-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420283-77/barkley-abuse-child-defense.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Barkley paints with broad brush in defending Peterson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T23:18:35.435-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the midst of all the television talk about domestic violence and the NFL over the weekend, with players and even sportscasters suspended for what they’ve done and said, the most appalling comments came on CBS’ “NFL Today” when guest Charles Barkley defended child abuse. That’s harsh, but that’s what happened. Barkley defended Adrian Peterson abusing his child. If you’ve seen the pictures of what Peterson did to his 4-year-old son, beating him with a branch, there’s no gray area. There is no ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420283@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:18:35 MDT Minnesota Governor: Vikings’ Peterson should be suspended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420289-77/peterson-minnesota-vikings-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420289-77/peterson-minnesota-vikings-child.html.csp">Minnesota Governor: Vikings’ Peterson should be suspended</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:53.324-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. He has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called Peterson’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584202892014-09-17T16:15:53.324-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:53.324-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420289@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:53 MDT Saletan: What kids really learn when their parents hit them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420076-82/child-kids-hit-peterson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420076-82/child-kids-hit-peterson.html.csp">Saletan: What kids really learn when their parents hit them</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By William Saletan</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:58:36.333-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Adrian Peterson, the NFL running back, has been indicted for injuring his 4-year-old son. According to sources in law enforcement, Peterson used a tree branch to discipline the boy, leaving cuts and bruises. Peterson’s lawyer says his client meant no harm. “Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son,” says the attorney. “He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas.” Of course he did...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420076@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:58:36 MDT NFL: Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416018-77/peterson-vikings-nfl-abuse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58416018-77/peterson-vikings-nfl-abuse.html.csp">NFL: Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JON KRAWCZYNSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:41.866-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eden Prairie, Minn. • The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was made “after significant thought, discussion and consideration.” Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the New England Patrio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160182014-09-17T16:15:41.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:41.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416018@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:41 MDT NFL : Peterson booked and released from Texas jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58409664-77/peterson-child-texas-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58409664-77/peterson-child-texas-case.html.csp">NFL : Peterson booked and released from Texas jail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE CAMPBELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Pro Football Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.827-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a domestic violence case involving another star player. Peterson was processed at the Montgomery County jail and released on $15,000 bond, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman, Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. He is charged with causing injury to a child age 14 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584096642014-09-13T23:43:26.827-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T23:43:26.827-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409664@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT NFL notes: Adrian Peterson indicted in Texas after using switch to spank his son http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58408178-77/peterson-nfl-league-rice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58408178-77/peterson-nfl-league-rice.html.csp">NFL notes: Adrian Peterson indicted in Texas after using switch to spank his son</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:21:16.761-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that the charge in Montgomery County accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed. Hardin said Peterson has cooperated with authorities and didn’t mean any harm. “Adria...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584081782014-09-12T23:21:16.761-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:21:16.761-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408178@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:21:16 MDT Attorney: Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58407833-77/peterson-says-abuse-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58407833-77/peterson-says-abuse-attorney.html.csp">Attorney: Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE CAMPBELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:23:00.141-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge in Montgomery County accused Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and “used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son.” He says Peterson regrets the incident and never intended to harm the boy. The allegations come during a week in which the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584078332014-09-12T23:23:00.141-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:23:00.141-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407833@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:23:00 MDT Utah officer justified in shooting, wounding man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353025-78/peterson-adams-jordan-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353025-78/peterson-adams-jordan-court.html.csp">Utah officer justified in shooting, wounding man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:28:43.192-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has ruled that a West Jordan police officer who shot and wounded a man in July was legally justified in using deadly force. A report issued Friday cleared officer Ian Adams in the July 10 shooting of 32-year-old Timothy James Peterson at the Jordan Landing shopping complex. Peterson was carrying a metal bar that was bent in the shape of a handgun, which had a red laser taped to the “barrel,” the report said. When Peterson drew the facsimile weapon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353025@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:43 MDT NFL: With passing trend, is Adrian Peterson the last great back? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304191-77/running-peterson-game-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304191-77/running-peterson-game-league.html.csp">NFL: With passing trend, is Adrian Peterson the last great back?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dave Campbell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:42.327-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mankato, Minn. • Jim Brown spinning his way through the line and breaking loose in the secondary with a burst of speed. Walter Payton lowering a stiff arm and tearing away from the tackler with those long, almost-straight-leg strides. Barry Sanders slithering around in the backfield and finding a seam to dart through. Those are the enduring images of grit, perseverance and even elegance on which the NFL’s multibillion-dollar empire was first built. These days the workhorses have become a fading ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583041912014-08-16T23:01:42.327-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T23:01:42.327-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304191@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT