Scheduling snafu fouls up Adrian Peterson again
It’s got to be a tremendous burden keeping the calendar of Adrian Peterson.
If you recall back to a little more than a year ago, Peterson skipped out on minicamp with the Minnesota Vikings in order to attend Adrian Peterson Day festivities in his hometown of Palestine, Texas. After the fact, he called it a case of “bad timing.”
Now, a football camp with Peterson’s name on it will go off today and Friday in Norman, Okla., where he was a star in college, without him in attendance. This time, Peterson has a conflict with a commitment he’s made to NFL Network, or at least that is what ProCamps Worldwide originally used as an explanation.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, now the camp company is saying Peterson’s absence is due to “a breakdown in communication on our end.”
“I want to apologize to all the fans about the confusion regarding the camp in Norman,” Peterson said in a statement released to the Associated Press. “I hosted camps in Palestine and Tyler, Texas, last week that went great. Due to ProCamps misunderstanding of my schedule, I was never able to host this year’s Norman camp on their scheduled dates, but look forward to being back in 2012.”
Meanwhile, ProCamps continues to backpedal like a good defensive back.
“ProCamps has been working diligently to put together an all-star roster of former OU players to host the camp until Adrian can return next year and continue the event,” the company said in a statement. “ProCamps has issued an apology to the campers for the situation as well offered full refunds to participants who do not want to attend and $70 worth of in kind gifts for those who will be attending the camp now hosted by (former OU players) Jason White, Mark Clayton and DeMarco Murray. We apologize for any convenience this might have caused anyone, specifically to Adrian, as well his fans and all camp attendees.”
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