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In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is calling for the Vikings to suspend running back Adrian Peterson. Per ESPN:
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"It is an awful situation," he said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. "Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be 'innocent until proven guilty.' However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the state of Minnesota. Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system.

"However, I will not turn my back on the Vikings and their fans, as some have suggested. The Vikings belong to Minnesota -- and in Minnesota. This has been the team's only home, and our citizens, including myself, have been its most dedicated fans."
Dayton's statements come the day after the Vikings announced that Peterson would practice this week and play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
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timm6971463118 months
Does Minnesota have a justice system if so why is the gov trying to over ride it !
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timm6971463118 months
Does Minnesota have a justice system if so why is the gov trying to over ride it !
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