"Peterson still has not come to grips with the prospect that his 2014 season has all but officially ended," reports Mortensen, who says Minnesota does " not foresee Peterson in [its] future."
The Vikings will also "severely discipline" Peterson, the source told Mortensen, even if Peterson reaches a plea deal in his pending child abuse case in Texas. The source did not specify what that discipline would be or when it would occur.
Peterson wrote in a tweet Friday he asked to take a lie detector test, which team sources say serves as further indication Peterson "doesn't get it."
!Note,I requested the Polygraph. Share that as well! May The Lord continue to Bless U All. #EPD#NoWeapon — Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 19, 2014
The Vikings attempted to activate Peterson this Monday, but following a public outcry at the move, Peterson was placed on the commissioner's "exempt list." The exempt list allows players such as Peterson to retain a full paycheck in exchange for indefinite suspension that exceeds the usual four-game deactivation limit.
A petition was filed Friday in Minnesota court seeking protection for Peterson's four-year-old son, who he struck with a tree branch earlier this year.
- Will Green