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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Calls Ravens Fans 'Worst in the NFL'
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Calls Ravens Fans 'Worst in the NFL'

Dec 8 2013, 11:58pm CST | by

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter after his team's 29-26 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens and wrote Baltimore has "got the worst fans in the NFL."

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has labeled Baltimore Ravens fans as the "worst fans in the NFL." After losing to the Ravens 29-26, the 2012 NFL MVP took to Twitter to voice out his...

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Calls Ravens Fans 'Worst in the NFL'

Dec 8 2013, 11:58pm CST | by

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Calls Ravens Fans 'Worst in the NFL' Photo Credit: Getty Images

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter after his team's 29-26 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens and wrote Baltimore has "got the worst fans in the NFL."

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has labeled Baltimore Ravens fans as the "worst fans in the NFL." 

After losing to the Ravens 29-26, the 2012 NFL MVP took to Twitter to voice out his displeasure with Ravens supporters. He wrote,"Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I've ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh."

The Baltimore Sun staff promptly wrote a response to Peterson's snowball-pelting allegations on Dec. 9. 

"Yo, Adrian, that's what happens when it snows. People throw snowballs. Worst fan experience? You clearly haven't played in Philadelphia during the snow. Fans there nail Santa with snowballs. 

"We'd be worried more, by the way, that your team lost the game. But that's just us.

"For all the fans who may have thrown snowballs your way, we sincerely apologize. They should have been escorted from the stadium. We do hope you have a happy holiday and we hope your injury is minor. You really are a tremendous player.

"And one more thing: If a snowball is headed your way, duck." 

Peterson sustained a sprained right foot injury in the second quarter and did not return, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Vikings' star running back also criticized the officiating in Tomasson's report. He quipped,"That was terrible. Some bad officiating. Bad calls. But, you know, that happens sometimes." 

First, the Vikings thought a fumble by running back Toby Gerhart would be overturned in the first quarter after the review, but it wasn't. A Ravens touchdown ensued.

Gerhart vehemently disagreed with the officials' call.

"I felt like I had both knees down, and unfortunately, they saw it different. Immediately, I got up and went to the ref and pleaded my case and told him I was down. It went to review, and they saw it differently." 

Next, a pass interference pass on safety Robert Blanton paved the way for a one-yard touchdown reception by Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta. The two-point conversion gave Baltimore a 15-12 lead. 

Minnesota was on the receiving end of yet another pass interference call in the fourth quarter. This time, linebacker Chad Greenway was the culprit, nullifying an Andrew Sendejo interception. 

The Vikings thought they had the game won when rookie wide receiver/kick return specialist Cordarelle Patterson found the end zone for a 79-yard touchdown to give them a 26-22 lead. 

However, Baltimore wide receiver Marlon Brown hauled in a nine-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to seal the game's outcome, 29-26, with just four seconds left to play.

Minnesota dropped to 3-9-1 for the season while Baltimore upped its record to 7-6. 

 

 

 
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6 weeks ago

Adrian Peterson: 'I take full responsibility'

Nov 4 2014 3:08pm CST | Source: msnbc

On Tuesday, Adrian Peterson agreed to plea "no contest" to misdemeanor charges. The plea deal, if accepted, means he will avoid facing trial on felony child abuse for spanking his son with a switch.Read mor ...
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6 weeks ago

Peterson reaches plea agreement, avoids jail time

Nov 4 2014 2:13pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CONROE, Texas — Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail time on Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case. Peterson was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year in suburban Houston. The All-Pro running back says he never intended to harm his son and was disciplining him in the same way he had been as a child growing up in East Texas. ...
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6 weeks ago

Peterson reaches plea agreement, avoids jail time

Nov 4 2014 2:13pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CONROE, Texas — Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail time on Tuesday in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors to resolve his child abuse case. Peterson was indicted in September on a felony charge of injury to a child for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son earlier this year in suburban Houston. The All-Pro running back says he never intended to harm his son and was disciplining him in the same way he had been as a child growing up in East Texas. The boy su ...
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6 weeks ago

Peterson accepts no-contest plea on misdemeanor charge

Nov 4 2014 12:26pm CST | Source: ProFootballTalk

As expected, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea agreement. Per a league source, Peterson has accepted the deal that will reduce his pending felony child abuse charge to a misdemeanor reckless assault. His plea will be “no contest,” not “guilty.” The plea agreement will be signed before the ...
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6 weeks ago

Source: Peterson to avoid jail time after plea

Nov 4 2014 10:43am CST | Source: ESPN

Adrian Peterson will plead guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge than the felony child-abuse charge that he is currently facing, a source confirmed ...
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6 weeks ago

Sources: Union to back Peterson upon deal

Nov 4 2014 9:55am CST | Source: ESPN.com - NFL

If Adrian Peterson receives a plea deal and his felony child abuse charge is bargained down to a misdemeanor, the expectation of the NFLPA will be that he should be punished as would any ot ...
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6 weeks ago

The Reaction From Around The NFL To Domestic Abuse

Nov 3 2014 12:00pm CST | Source: balls

Balls.ie The MAN UP campaign is an initiative set up to make Irish men more aware of the ability they have to speak out against domestic violence. MAN UP is about one simple but powerful thing – men showing pride and leadership, challenging abuse and violence and supporting women and children. We at Balls.ie are fully behind the campaign, and with all the recent controversy regarding the NFL and domestic violence, we wanted to highlight s ...
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6 weeks ago

Peterson plea deal would reduce charge to a misdemeanor

Nov 2 2014 6:22pm CST | Source: ProFootballTalk

Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that talks are occurring regarding a possible plea bargain for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  That is true. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, a plea agreement (if reached) would reduce the pending felony child-abuse charges to a misdemeanor. That would trigger less sev ...
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7 weeks ago

Aaron Donald's Speed Could Make Him the NFL's Next Great Defensive Tackle

Oct 30 2014 5:51pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

St. Louis Rams rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald is small, but you may have already forgotten that. He doesn't give you much of a chance to notice while leaving much larger men swatting at little more than air. Donald is small, but he plays fast. So fast that speed alone will push him to the top of his position early in his NFL career. Pardon me if that smells a little of hyperbole right now. Donald will play only his eighth NFL game ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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