Vikings not holding exchange for Adrian Peterson jerseys

Friday September 19th, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings are not holding an exchange for Adrian Peterson jerseys, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports.

Last year, when New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was released after being charged with first-degree murder, the team held a jersey exchange program for anyone who had purchased his No. 81 jersey through an official team seller at the stadium or online. 

The Baltimore Ravens have offered the same for fans who own a Ray Rice jersey.

The Vikings do not have an exchange planned because, according to the team, "Adrian remains a member of this organization and we will support him through the legal and personal process.”

On Friday, Peterson was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child for hitting his four-year old son with a tree branch as a method of discipline. Early Saturday morning, Peterson turned himself in. He was released after posting a $15,000 bond.

The running back was deactivated by the Vikings before Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, but on Monday the team released a statement saying Peterson was expected to play this upcoming Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

On Wednesday, the team placed the running back on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, which means Peterson cannot participate in team activities until his legal proceedings are resolved.

- Sarah Barshop

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.