The Minneapolis Star-Tribune released a report Monday detailing, among other things, Adrian Peterson's sham charitable endeavors and an allegation of rape levied against him after a night of "drinking, arguing and sex" at a hotel with six other people. Peterson issued a response late Monday night, though it was framed like an impromptu pep talk:
It's SAD how people these days will believe anything reported by media sources that don't take the time to be GREAT!!!— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) October 7, 2014
Just in-general!— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) October 7, 2014
Peterson didn't acknowledge the Star-Tribune or the report directly, but it seem likely the tweets were related.
Prior to this season, Peterson had a weighty "good guy" reputation that has since been besmirched by the Star-Tribune report, as well as charges of child abuse after he reportedly severely beat his young son with a switch. He is currently on the exempt/commissioner's list, which essentially allows him to take a paid leave of absence while he goes through due legal process. There is no indication yet whether the revelations from the Star-Tribune report will change his status with the Minnesota Vikings or the NFL.