Adrian Peterson doesn't mention Vikings in his first statement since ruling


Adrian Peterson issued his first public statement since Thursday's ruling from a federal judge overturned his suspension from the NFL.

Peterson, who is back on the Commissioner's Exempt List, said on Friday that he was grateful for Judge Doty's ruling and called it a great win for the players.

Here is the full statement from the Vikings running back:

"I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty's decision. It is a positive step in protecting players' rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love. As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day. I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman from Relativity Sports."

Do you notice anything missing?

Peterson not only doesn't say whether or not he's interested in returning to the Vikings, he doesn't even mention the team or his teammates.

Last week, he told ESPN that he was still "uneasy" about returning to the Vikings following how the organization handled his situation last September.

Earlier this week, word of a "heated exchange" at the NFL Combine between Dogra and Vikings vice president Rob Brzezinski surfaced.

And even Peterson's father Nelson, who previously said A.P. was open to returning to the Vikings, told the Pioneer Press he'd heard rumors that Dallas, Arizona and Indianapolis are interested in a trade for the 2012 MVP.

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