Adrian Peterson pledges $1 million to OU athletic department

Here is a feel-good story that will take us away from the bounties, courtrooms and other off-field stories that have tarnished the offseason.

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back, has pledged to donate $1 million to the Oklahoma athletics department, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The largest financial gift ever to the athletic department from a former Sooners football player will help support construction of Headington Hall, a student housing facility, and establish the Adrian Peterson Football Scholarship Endowment.

“This was something that I had been thinking about doing for a long time," Peterson said in a release from the school. "I always hoped to be in a position to be able to donate back to the University of Oklahoma and make it an even better place; do whatever I could to help the university that did so much for me. It was something that I always wanted to do and there just came a time when I got established and comfortable enough to make it happen. It was a no-brainer to do it and I am thankful that I'm in a position to give back to OU and to show my appreciation."

So, there you go, some good is going on out there.

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