Vikings: Zygi Wilf to address media at 11 a.m. news conference


Further clarity on the decision to put Adrian Peterson on an NFL exempt list until his felony child abuse charges are resolved could come at 11 a.m. Wednesday when the Vikings hold a press conference to address the decision that was reached in the middle of the night.

Team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, along with General Manager Rick Spielman, Legal Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Warren and Head Coach Mike Zimmer will all be at the press conference to address questions from the media.

The Wilfs have been harshly criticized after they made the decision to reinstate Peterson on Monday, following his brief suspension. The press conference will mark the first time the Wilfs will have spoken publicly about the situation, other than a pair of written statements.

On Monday, Spielman was sent to the podium to address the decision to put Peterson back on the field – a decision Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk called ridiculous.

"Sending poor General Manager Rick Spielman out to take the bullets for the ridiculous decision to let Peterson come back after a weekend off was dishonorable," Gantt wrote. "So was changing their mind in the middle of the night, as if no one would notice."

Next Up

Flickr -  Bank Plaze Nov 2020 - Chad Davis

US Bank employees won't return to downtown Minneapolis office next month

The company, citing COVID's resurgence, has pushed back its office return plans.

Katie Storm Twitter Bally Sports North - Aug 4 2021

MN native Katie Storm returning home for role with Bally Sports North

The St. Cloud State grad had worked for Fox Sports North before leaving for Philadelphia.

Flickr - Wisconsin State Fair cream puff - USDA

Free cream puff for people who get vaccinated at the Wisconsin State Fair

Get a shot, then head over to Cream Puff Pavilion for a free treat.

theodore wirth trailhead

Minneapolis parks now requiring masks in all indoor spaces

Anyone going inside recreation centers, ice arenas, and indoor spaces at pools must put on a mask.

Eric Reinbold - Pennington County Sheriff Aug 4 2021

At-large murder suspect was caught after triggering trail camera

Authorities had been searching for Eric Reinbold for nearly a month.

Flickr - toxic algae bloom - MPCA Photos

Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

vaccine, covid

Minnesotans can now register to get $100 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

It's available for those who get their first jab between July 30 and Aug. 15.

Phillip Miller

Benton County prosecutor charged with sexual assault of teenager

Phillip Miller has been charged with varying levels of sexual assault charges.

Pixabay - pistol holster handgun

Permit-to-carry law doesn't violate 2nd amendment, MN Supreme Court says

A man charged with carrying a pistol without a permit argued it was unconstitutional.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.