Vikings place Peterson on exempt list, odds come off board

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The Minnesota Vikings have flip-flopped on their decision to
allow Adrian Peterson to play this week at New Orleans and have
placed him on the NFL’s exempt-commissioner’s permission list,
which will ban him from all team activities and he could miss
the remainder of the season, while the child abuse charges he
faces get addressed.

This has resulted in several books pulling the odds for the
Vikings Week 3 matchup in New Orleans versus the Saints. The
Vikings opened as 9.5-point underdogs with Peterson expected
to play, so look for the line to move three to
three-and-a-half points in the Saints favor when the line is
re-released.

The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning
after deciding Monday they would allow Peterson to play and
let the legal process play out. However, the Vikings and
owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were met with a heavy backlash from
fans, sponsors and political figures, resulting in the
Vikings to revisit the situation.

”After giving the situation additional thought, we have
decided this is the appropriate course of action for the
organization and for Adrian,” the Wilfs said in their
statement. ”We are always focused on trying to make the
right decision as an organization.

”We embrace our role – and the responsibilities that go with
it – as a leader in the community, as a business partner and
as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and
positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value
the input we have received from our fans, our partners and
the community.”
 

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