Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is not happy with the NFL’s decision to not punish San Francisco offensive lineman Joe Looney for his hit on Minnesota defensive tackle Kevin Williams. Williams suffered a hyperextended knee and will miss three-to-four weeks. Looney hit Williams on the knee as the big defensive tackle was turning to pursue a ball carrier several yards away. Allen says Williams was a defenseless player and the NFL in not penalizing Looney is not being consistent with their fines. The 49er’s won the preseason game 34-14. Minnesota closes out the exhibition season tomorrow night at home against Tennessee at the Metrodome.
Vikes Place Childs On PUP List
The Vikings placed wide receiver Greg Childs on the Reserve Physically Unable To Perform list, bringing the team’s roster down to the 75-player limit at this point of the season. The move for Childs means he won’t be able to practice or play with the team until after the sixth game of the season at the earliest. Childs continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon in both knees, which he suffered prior to last season.
Peterson To Sponsor Fundraising Dinner
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and his “All Day Foundation” will host a fundraising dinner for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The September 10th event is called “Eat Big, Give Big Texas BBQ – An Evening With Adrian Peterson” and will help raise money for the Midwest Children’s Resource Center. The center helps diagnose, treat and support victims of child abuse and neglect. Peterson’s “All Day Foundation” was founded in 2008 and is aimed at helping children. For more information on the dinner, log on to the Children’s Hospital Webpage.