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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is making a play for the unemployment line with his latest round of social media antics.

After a rough two years that included having his estranged 2-year-old son murdered by the mother’s boyfriend, pleading guilty to reckless assault charges for harshly disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch, and being suspended without pay from the NFL, you’d think Peterson would be humbled following his recent return to the Vikings’ roster….but that’s not quite the case.

In a series of tweets earlier today, Peterson expressed his frustrations with his new contract, complaining about everything from a pay cut to no official guarantee  that he doesn’t run the risk of being released from the team at their leisure before his contract is up.

The tweets came on the heels of a statement released by Peterson on Wednesday in which he reportedly hinted at wanting the Vikings to add guaranteed money to his contract terms.

According to ESPN, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer briefly addressed Peterson’s failure to attend several organized team activities this week in the midst of his contract concerns by simply stating that Peterson has two choices – “he can play for us, or not play.”

From the sound of things, Adrian might want to lay low before he finds himself out of a job.


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