Minnesota Gov. Dayton believes Peterson should be suspended

The man leading the state of Minnesota isn't too happy with the fact that Adrian Peterson will likely play this Sunday.

Issuing a statement, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said that Peterson should continue to be punished by missing football games.

"It is an awful situation. Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be 'innocent until proven guilty,'" Dayton said. "However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota. Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system."

Unfortunately for Dayton, the Wilfs have spoken and they think that due process should be in place here — which is essentially code for, "Did you see Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon in the run game on Sunday?"

<p> While the Vikings were applauded for deactivating Peterson this past Sunday in a 30-7 loss against New England, the organization deserves all the criticism it will get this week, assuming Peterson will be active for upcoming Sundays.

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