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        === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Tuesday, June 2 ===
                  === Peterson to attend Vikings' workouts ===
 Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Peterson will  apparently attend
 the Minnesota Vikings' offseason workouts this week.
 The  All-Pro  running back missed most  of last season for violating the NFL's
 personal  conduct  policy following  an  indictment  in  Texas on  charges  of
 reckless or negligent injury to a child. He was reinstated in April and failed
 to  attend last week's organized  team activities  due to friction  with upper
 According  to various  media outlets, including ESPN and NFL.com, Peterson has
 decided  to return to the team this week despite his reported unhappiness with
 his situation.
 The Vikings have scheduled a press conference for this afternoon with Peterson
 and head coach Mike Zimmer in attendance.
 Throughout  the offseason, Peterson was linked to trade rumors and speculation
 about his future with the Vikings. Team officials have said they want Peterson
 to remain with the team.
 Zimmer last week  said Peterson had only two choices:  play for the Vikings or
 not play at all this season.
 Peterson had said last week that he wanted security the with team and that his
 decision not to attend last week's workouts was strictly business.
 The  2012  NFL MVP has three  years and $45  million left on his current deal,
 however,  none  of that  money is guaranteed.  Peterson is set  to make a base
 salary of $12.75 million in 2015, $14.75 million in 2016 and $16.75 million in
 Peterson's troubles began when he was placed on the commissioner's exempt list
 last September after he was  charged in Texas  with hitting his 4-year-old son
 with  a  tree branch  last May. After  reaching a plea  agreement in the case,
 Peterson  was suspended  by NFL  commissioner  Roger Goodell  in November  for
 violating the league's personal conduct policy.
 The  suspension  was based on a  more stringent player conduct policy that was
 agreed upon after the actions that led to the charges against Peterson.
 Arguing  that the  new policy shouldn't be retroactively applied in Peterson's
 case,  the  union filed  an appeal  on behalf  of the  running back, which was
 denied by NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson in December.
 The  union then filed  a federal lawsuit, leading to a ruling by U.S. District
 Judge David S. Doty in February that ordered the NFL to change its decision in
 Peterson's case.
 The  NFL appealed  the decision  to the  Eighth Circuit  Court of  Appeals and
 returned  Peterson to the commissioner's exempt list before reinstating him in
 06/02 11:18:02 ET

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