An investigation by the Minneapolis Star Tribune details some of the unseemly stories of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s past, including allegations of money raised by his charity foundation never making it to the suggested recipients.
It detailed the way his All Day Foundation has filed some contradictory financial reports.
Their 2011 financial report showed $247,064 in total revenue, with just three organizations listed as receiving money. A fourth outlay, entitled simply “clothing for needy families,” said “unknown” for the number of recipients.
Their 2009 report said its largest gift of $70,000 went to Straight From the Heart Ministries in Laurel, Md. But Donna Farley, president of the organization, said it never received any money from Peterson’s foundation. “There have been no outside [contributions] other than people in my own circle,” Farley said. “Adrian Peterson — definitely not.”
According to Pro Football Talk, the story spends a great deal of time on the fact Peterson fathered at least six children with six different women. While unfortunate, it’s also not criminal. There was also the salacious bit about one of his relatives paying for hotel rooms for a sex party which involved Peterson and a group of women was paid for with a foundation credit card. The story makes note that this could likely be another hurdle for Peterson returning to the NFL, whether it be with the Vikings or another team.