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07:17 AM ET 07.13 | According to a recent report, Adrian Peterson will be the next player to complain about his contract -- one whose term may come to an end sooner than expected. Peterson has three years left on the six-year, $40.5 million deal he signed after being the seventh-overall choice in the 2007 draft, but the reality is the final year (2012) of the deal is going to void. Thus, Peterson really has two years left. Peterson has reached many of the incentives that he had in his contract and should make around $7 million in 2010. He will then make at the very least a little more than $10 million in 2011. However, there is a possibility his 2011 salary could reach an eye-popping $13 million with escalators.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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July 13, 2010  07:22 AM ET

At least he gets to wear a flashy purple uniform and get psyched up to that great Prince Vikings fight song. Really, it ain't all that bad.

July 13, 2010  07:27 AM ET

How is the poor man supposed to feed his family?

July 13, 2010  07:29 AM ET
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How is the poor man supposed to feed his family?

Wasn't that Latrell Sprewell's line?

July 13, 2010  07:30 AM ET
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Wasn't that Latrell Sprewell's line?

No doubt screamed at the top of his lungs while assaulting his coach.

July 13, 2010  07:31 AM ET
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No one is happy...

It's this damn economy, Chico.

July 13, 2010  07:35 AM ET
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It's this damn economy, Chico.

Many NFL players are being forced to drive last year's model Bentley for another season instead of trading in. It's a nightmare. I hear some can't even afford the optional heated seats ...

July 13, 2010  07:40 AM ET
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Truth...

Man - I don't even know what to say about that avatar except that's funny as hell!

July 13, 2010  07:41 AM ET
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Many NFL players are being forced to drive last year's model Bentley for another season instead of trading in. It's a nightmare. I hear some can't even afford the optional heated seats ...

And the trickle-down effect to the common man will be pronounced.

July 13, 2010  07:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's this damn economy, Chico.

Pacman Jones went to the club and he could only afford to make it partly cloudy.

July 13, 2010  07:54 AM ET
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No doubt screamed at the top of his lungs while assaulting his coach.

Yeah, and allowing his pitbulls to maul his own kids in the house and terrorize the neighborhood! He need extra money for dog obedience school since Vick wasn't around to give him a good pit, you know?

July 13, 2010  07:55 AM ET
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Pacman Jones went to the club and he could only afford to make it partly cloudy.

But you see how his forecast went to completely stormy.....

July 13, 2010  07:57 AM ET

A guy who fumbled 20 times last year (twice in the NFC Championship game) shouldn't ask to renegotiate his contract, he should prove his GM he deserves one next year.

July 13, 2010  07:59 AM ET
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A guy who fumbled 20 times last year (twice in the NFC Championship game) shouldn't ask to renegotiate his contract, he should prove his GM he deserves one next year.

Agreed!

July 13, 2010  08:00 AM ET
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He's been altering me, so I had to get him Otis.

A guy in a horse costume holding a cat in a boat in the water.

Dude - I'm at a loss but still laughing!

July 13, 2010  08:07 AM ET
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How is the poor man supposed to feed his family?

Nice.

July 13, 2010  08:07 AM ET
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A guy who fumbled 20 times last year (twice in the NFC Championship game) shouldn't ask to renegotiate his contract, he should prove his GM he deserves one next year.

Good comment.

July 13, 2010  08:07 AM ET

He needs more money for stick-um.

July 13, 2010  08:11 AM ET

Obviously there's no penalty clause in his contract for fumbling

July 13, 2010  08:19 AM ET
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Obviously there's no penalty clause in his contract for fumbling

If there were he'd really be pushing to renegotiate. Otherwise he winds up owing the team money.

 
July 13, 2010  08:22 AM ET
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If there were he'd really be pushing to renegotiate. Otherwise he winds up owing the team money.

The team's performance should have a larger impact in determining when players' bonuses kick in, I say.

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