Minnesota Vikings’ star NFL running back Adrian Peterson received a speeding ticket recently for driving at 109 mph in a 55 mph zone in a Minneapolis suburb. When the police officer pulled Peterson’s BMW over, Peterson told the officer he was traveling at about 85 mph.
The policeman corrected Peterson telling him he was clocked at a cool 109 mph.
“You Sure?” asked Peterson.
“Yup!” replied the officer, and he handed the NFL running star his ticket.
The following is a local TV station report of Peterson’s incident:
There may be no speed limit on the gridiron, where Peterson regularly speeds past opposing defenses, but if convicted, Peterson will automatically lose his driver’s license for six months.
Just two days after Peterson was caught breaking the speed limit, Vikings’ wide receiver Bernard Berrian was apprehended on a Minnesota highway doing 104 mph in a 60 mph zone. It seems that these two Minnesota Vikings have a need for speed both on and off the field.
So far Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has remained mum on the issue. However, when Childress came to the Vikings as head coach, he made it clear that he prefers his players to make headlines from their on the field exploits, not off the field.
But Adrian Peterson is the Vikings star player, so the coach must walk a thin line between puninshing the player and alienating the fans. Times will tell how Coach Childress handles the situation.