by Matt Snyder
We mentioned earlier today that Adrian Peterson was benched for the first two series of the Vikings game against the Jags this week. At first we had no idea why, and then later on-field broadcast reports incorrectly said the Vikings did it just to mix things up. In the postgame presser, however, head coach Brad Childress set the record straight. Peterson was late to a team meeting on Saturday. Cornerback Cedric Griffin was also disciplined in a similar manner, but you don't seem to notice corners as much as Adrian Peterson. The star running back was fine with the decision by his coach:
"I fully understand it and accept it. That's one thing I know abourt our coach, there's no prima donnas. ... It wasn't really anything big, but I respect his decision."
This makes a little more sense than the bogus "just mixing it up" excuse from earlier. It should be noted that apparently Peterson has a problem with being late. Last year he was in a small amount of trouble with his coach for missing the team bus.
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