Vikings' Peterson makes first court appearance todayMinnesota Sports
--There's a court date in Texas today for the Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson.
HOUSTON, Tex. -- There's a court date in Texas today for the Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson.
Following a well-publicized incident at a Houston nightclub nearly a month ago, Peterson is to appear in court on a charge of resisting arrest. He's accused of pushing an off-duty police officer after they say he refused to leave at closing time.
Peterson's lawyer says his client didn't resist arrest and the officer hit him in the face for no reason. Peterson has been with the team at training camp in Mankato.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs has torn the patellar tendon in both of his knees. Childs will miss the entire upcoming season and will have surgery in the next few days. Childs, who missed an entire season at Arkansas with an injured patella, suffered the setback during the Vikings' scrimmage on Saturday night.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed six new members on Saturday, including former Vikings star Chris Doleman. Curtis Martin, Dermontti Dawson, Cortez Kennedy, Willie Roaf and senior nominee Jack Butler were also enshrined in Canton, Ohio. This class marks the first time in 30 years that no inductee has a Super Bowl ring. Doleman ranked fourth on the NFL's all-time list with 150-and-a-half sacks at the time of his retirement. He was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times and was also a three-time first-team All-Pro member.
Drew Brees was 4-of-5 for 41 yards in his only series at the Saints downed the Cardinals 17-10 in the Hall of Fame preseason game in Canton, which was the first exhibition game of the NFL season. Cardinals starting quarterback Kevin Kolb had to exit early due to a rib contusion. John Skelton was 4-of-6 for 32 yards in the loss. The Vikings open preseason this Friday night at San Francisco for an 8 p.m. game.