|Video: ’4th & Goal’ breaks down Patriots-Raiders||09.18.14 at 5:19 pm ET|
WEEI.com’s Patriots writer Chris Price previews the Week 3 match-up between the Patriots and Oakland Raiders. Find out the keys to the game as well as Chris’ prediction.
|Poll: Should Tom Brady have spoken out about recent NFL domestic incidents?||09.16.14 at 10:27 am ET|
During his weekly Monday morning appearance on Dennis & Callahan, Tom Brady declined to offer his opinion on the NFL controversies involving domestic abuse. Despite the fact that the Patriots played a Vikings team Sunday that was missing Adrian Peterson due to the running back’s indictment on child abuse charges, Brady refused to get caught up in the debate.
“I try to stay in my lane. All of those things, none of it’s really my business or my control,” Brady said. “I’ve just been focusing on the games and what I can do better. The things that are taking place on other teams or league-wide decisions, those are a different pay grade than me.”
Pressed to offer an opinion, Brady said: “I certainly have a lot of personal feelings toward all those things, but it’s just, there’s nothing I can do. If I make a comment about it, there’s nothing I can do to make a difference. The owners of the league, the commissioner of the league, the teams themselves, the players that are involved, they’re the ones that are speaking on it. It’s not really my responsibility to speak out about those things, because there’s a lot of other people doing the talking.
“I really don’t want to be involved in any of those things. I try to live and make the best decisions possible on and off the field and represent our organization and represent my family as best I can. Those things are happening. I just don’t want my name mentioned in any of those situations that are happening.”
Brady has since come under criticism for not at least making a comment denouncing the behavior of Peterson, Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Ray McDonald.
What do you think about Brady’s obligation to comment publicly on the matter?
|Fantasy Football Live Chat, 11 a.m.: Pete Davidson helps set Week 2 lineups||09.14.14 at 8:11 am ET|
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|Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case, Vikings ‘gathering information’ before determining fate Sunday||09.12.14 at 4:44 pm ET|
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas, for reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to MyFoxHouston.com. Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, later confirmed the indictment to Fox26 in Houston.
The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office released the following statement Friday afternoon:
“On Thursday, September 11, 2014, a Montgomery County Grand Jury, ‘true billed’, Adrian Lewis Peterson on a charge of injury to a child. On today’s date at 2:47 PM, a warrant was issued and entered for the arrest of Adrian Peterson for that charge.
Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has referred the case to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the investigation has led to a, ‘true bill’, on a criminal offense, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will not discuss details in reference to the case or investigation.
At the time of this release, Adrian Peterson is not in custody at the Montgomery County Jail and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office does not have any details in the arrest of Adrian Peterson.”
The Patriots face the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday. Peterson did not practice on Thursday and the Vikings listed the reason as “not injury related.” He returned to practice Friday and is expected to play according to the official injury/practice participation report.
However, that could change by Sunday as the team indirectly acknowledged the indictments late Friday afternoon and issued a statement on the matter.
“The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson. At this time, we will defer further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin.”
Internal discussions are being held in the Vikings organization as to whether to make him active for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
Part of the issue pertaining to availability for the game is the matter of Peterson formally turning himself in to Texas authorities after the indictments and then posting bond. No timetable has been announced for either of those formalities.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 12, 2014
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2014
The investigation has been going on for some time with Adrian Peterson, source says. He testified for a grand jury weeks ago.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2014
|Poll: What worries you most about Sunday’s Patriots loss?||09.07.14 at 4:28 pm ET|
With the Patriots getting off to a rough start to begin their season — losing to the Dolphins, 33-20 — talk will surface over the coming days regarding where things went wrong. What do you think?
|Live Blog: Patriots, Tom Brady take on Dolphins in season opener||09.07.14 at 12:15 pm ET|
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|Fantasy Football Live Chat, 11 a.m.: Pete Davidson helps set lineups for Week 1||09.07.14 at 9:23 am ET|
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