Some of you have asked why Minnesota tailback Adrian Peterson wasn’t charged with reckless driving after police clocked him driving 109 miles per hour Saturday night in suburban Minneapolis. I’m not sure I have the answer to that, but according to the Star Tribune, Peterson will lose his driver's license for six months unless he successfully challenges the ticket.
Minnesota state laws require an automatic revocation of license for driving over 100. Peterson, who was driving on a highway that carries a speed limit of 55 miles per hour, has 21 days to challenge the ticket. He told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he wasn’t driving that fast.
If the Vikings plan any discipline, it won’t be made public. Peterson started last Sunday’s game against Chicago.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Former Vikings players are excited about this team’s postseason chances, writes Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Green Bay will have a chance to shed its “finesse” image Monday night against Baltimore, according to Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Packers will lean on the passing game no matter what the weather conditions are Monday night, writes Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette documents the Packers’ improvement in pass protection.
Chicago doesn’t have may assets to trade back into the top of the 2010 draft, notes Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Safety Kevin Payne is expected to replace Danieal Manning in the Bears' starting lineup Sunday against St. Louis, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.
It’s time to replace Soldier Field’s grass with a permanent artificial surface, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Detroit’s secondary has been so poor that Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco couldn’t bring himself to trash talk about it. Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News has more.
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham blames the NCAA for the slip in NFL defenses. Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com has more.