Adrian Peterson, Fiancée Both Posed For Playboy

Adrian Peterson enjoyed lotsa notable, public accomplishments during his decorated Oklahoma football career. But while he was still enrolled at Norman, he authored one virtually unknown feat that some of you may end up cherishing more than his trampling K-State.

Adrian Peterson Girlfriend Ashley Brown Nude Photo

In 2006, Peterson was named to the Playboy All-American team. As part of the honor he posed for a photo that appeared in September ‘06 issue of Playboy Magazine. The very next month, in the October ‘06 issue of Playboy, his current fiancee Ashley Brown posed nude for the magazine’s “Girls of the Big 12″ issue as an Oklahoma coed.

Brown posed under the name Ashley Thompson and later made public appearances on behalf of Playboy in Oklahoma to promote the 2006 issue.

Adrian Peterson Girlfriend Ashley Brown Nude Photo

I checked around with some NFL, Twin Cities and OKC media sources today about the couple and it turns out Peterson started dating Brown his freshman year at OU. She now lives with him in Minneapolis and was most recently spotted with the NFL player during a trip South Africa before the World Cup.

The couple has been engaged for some time but Peterson hasn’t announced the news to the media. A 2007 story about the Peterson and Brown by WCCO radio referred to her as Peterson’s girlfriend. Read more…

Adrian Peterson ‘Routine’ 109-MPH Speeding Tick!

The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports today that Adrian Peterson was popped for a 109-in-a-55(!) speeding ticket last weekend:

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson said Thursday that he’ll be more careful after police clocked him driving 109 mph on a suburban Minneapolis highway over the weekend and cited him for speeding.

Peterson told The Associated Press he “got a little speeding ticket. I need to be more aware of the speed I was going and not let it happen again.”

Peterson was pulled Saturday night at 8:30 while driving his BMW through a 55-mph zone on “a normally busy stretch of road known as the Crosstown that connects Minneapolis with southern and western suburbs.”

Is there ever a situation where a 109-in-a-55 speeding ticket is ‘routine’

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What’s interesting is that police are saying it was a “routine” traffic stop. Read more…

Browns “Blew It” By Passing On Peterson In Draft

The NFL opening weekend continues on Saturday, and a whole lotta eyes will be on the shores of Lake Erie, where the Minnesota Vikings will pay a visit to the Cleveland Browns. Most folks will be watching to see how Brett Favre does with his new team now that the games actually count. But the Vikes also have another primetime player in the backfield in electric RB Adrian Peterson.

Adrian Peterson

However, had things shaken up differently in the draft two years ago, Peterson could be running like mad for this Sunday’s opponent - Purple Jesus could have been Brown Jesus. And a former Cleveland personnel staffer says his team screwed up by not picking Peterson.

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Adrian Peterson Didn’t Save No. Iowa CC Football

So much for Purple Jesus coming good on his samaritan role, huh? Just more than a day after Northern Iowa Area Community College announced that Vikings star Adrian Peterson was donating $150,000, enough money to save the school’s football program, the man who broke news of the donation, assistant football coach Kevin Griffin, admitted he made up the whole story.

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(Northern Iowa Area what?)

While the news, which we tripped across at COLLEGE FOOTBALL TALK, is a slight publicity hit to Peterson — who didn’t do anything wrong to earn the trouble himself — it’s a crushing blow to the NIACC program, quite literally. The team needed at least $150,000 to continue operating, and with the revelation that Peterson’s donation was, well, never a donation, the school is shuttering the football program altogether, effective immediately.

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Benched, Tarvaris Jackson’s Mom Still Loves Him

Although Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was surprised the team had benched him for this week’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS finds his mother Sanque Jackson holding out hope.

She will be coming to Minnesota anyway, she said. She plans to arrive today.

“I’m not canceling my trip; he’s still on the team regardless,” she said from Montgomery, Ala. “It’s still his team whether he’s starting or not, so I’m supporting him. I’ll be there.”

We know she loves her son, but if someone treks all the way to Minnesota for an NFL game, I’m guessing the chance to see Adrian Peterson play is part of the deal. Read more…

Blog-O-Riffic: Good Vibrations And Cheerleaders

• FAN IQ vibrates its approval of the “ButtKicker”, a device that NHRA and NASCAR are testing that vibrates seats based on cues.

• PRO FOOTBALL TALK reports the Steelers have released everyone’s favorite dump truck, Najeh Davenport.

• The ZWANNEUS REPORT gives us some very nice photos of Russian cheerleaders. Da!

Russian cheerleader

• HASHMARKS notes Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson getting a laugh by naming his toughest opponent.

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Blog-O-Rama: Purple Jesus Will Break Your Hand

• THE 700 LEVEL has to hand it to Adrian Peterson, as Purple Jesus divinely demonstrates his powerful grip while exchanging pleasantries.

Adrian Peterson big hands

• THE SPORTING BLOG has a new look. MR. IRRELEVANT approves.

• EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY is relieved that new Baylor coach Art Briles was able to reach his #1 spring practice goal - no one got injured.

• D.C. SPORTS BOG sneaks along news of a couple of Nats fans crashing the Opening Day festivities at the new ballpark.

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Blog-O-Rah-Rah: Cheerleaders Videotape Assault

• INTENTIONAL FOUL tosses up a group of cheerleaders taking the whole “Be Aggressive! B-E Aggressive!” thing a bit too far, as they beat up a teammate - and are stupid enough to videotape it.

Michael David Smith pens in the NEW YORK TIMES that another Purple Jesus won’t be ascending upon this year’s NFL Draft.

• THE DENVER POST throws out news that Mark Grace says he was only joking, but the Rockies aren’t laughing about the commentator’s comments that pitcher Manny Corpas didn’t have enough Vaseline on that ball.”

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Blog-O-Rama: Adriana Lima Dating Some T-Wolf

• LE BASKETBAWL finds at least one winner on the 10-39 T-Wolves, as Marko Jaric is apparently dating Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima:

Adriana Lima Marko Jaric

• SOCCERLENS focuses in on the real goal for a successful World Cup in South Africa - legalizing prostitution.

Jason Whitlock of the KANSAS CITY STAR wants his March Madness now, as he’s bored with the college b-ball regular season.

• THE BIG LEAD is rooting for Dudley Hart to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, considering he missed a lot of golf time caring for his lung cancer-stricken wife.

• FAN IQ’s 100% INJURY RATE suggests that if the Olympic discus toss doesn’t thrill you, why not try the live-goat-into-the-lions’-den toss?

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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Tears Knee Ligament

VIKES’ PETERSON TEARS KNEE LIGAMENT, OUT NEXT WEEK: Adrian Peterson is out for next week’s game after suffering a torn knee:

Adrian Peterson hit

BLOOMBERG reports the Vikings running back tore a knee ligament after getting hit by the Packers’ Al Harris during Minnesota’s 34-0 loss to Green Bay.But don’t jump out of any windows yet, fantasy football owners. Coach Brad Childress said Peterson’s injury would not require surgery.

The good news is that the knee otherwise is stable. I’m told that’s a good-healing ligament. So if it was a lineman, maybe he’s braced up and plays this week.”

There’s no set time for Peterson’s return to the sidelines. But it’s a safe bet that Purple Jesus will rise again.