Peterson in Court, Childs Hurt, Doleman HOF 06 Aug 12

There’s a court date in Texas today (MON) for the Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson. Following a well-publicized incident at a Houston nightclub nearly a month ago, Peterson is to appear in court on a charge of resisting arrest. He’s accused of pushing an off-duty police officer after they say he refused to leave at closing time. Peterson’s lawyer says his client didn’t resist arrest and the officer hit him in the face for no reason. Peterson has been with the team at training camp in Mankato.

Vikings’ Childs Tears Both Patellar Tendons

(Eden Prairie, MN) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs has torn the patellar tendon in both of his knees. Childs will miss the entire upcoming season and will have surgery in the next few days. Childs, who missed an entire season at Arkansas with an injured patella, suffered the setback during the Vikings’ scrimmage on Saturday night.

Six Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

(Canton, OH) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed six new members on Saturday, including former Vikings star Chris Doleman. Curtis Martin, Dermontti Dawson, Cortez Kennedy, Willie Roaf and senior nominee Jack Butler were also enshrined in Canton, Ohio. This class marks the first time in 30 years that no inductee has a Super Bowl ring. Doleman ranked fourth on the NFL’s all-time list with 150-and-a-half sacks at the time of his retirement. He was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times and was also a three-time first-team All-Pro member.