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Peterson donates $1 million to Oklahoma

Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson is pledging $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. The donation will help the University build a new student housing facility, and start a scholarship in Peterson's name. Peterson says he's thankful that he's in a position to give back and show his appreciation.
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Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson is pledging $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. The donation will help the University build a new student housing facility, and start a scholarship in Peterson's name. Peterson says he's thankful that he's in a position to give back and show his appreciation.

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