Chris Mortensen reported that the Vikings do not believe Peterson has come to grips with the likelihood that his 2014 season is all but over despite the possibility of a plea agreement being reached in his child abuse case in Texas.
Despite a possible plea, Peterson faces a potential suspension — and a heavy one — from the NFL. Peterson tweeted Friday that he requested a lie detector test, and according to Mortensen, that is further proof to Vikings officials that Peterson "really doesn't get it."
!Note,I requested the Polygraph. Share that as well! May The Lord continue to Bless U All. #EPD#NoWeapon— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 19, 2014
Peterson is facing charges for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, which he told law enforcement officials was a method of disciplining the child and not an attempt to hurt him.
The Vikings deactivated Peterson prior to Week 3 before announcing Monday that they would re-activate him. Then, on Wednesday, the Vikings changed course again, placing Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list.