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Vikings select Oklahoma's Peterson



Warning to Oklahoma's sporting goods store merchants: Order many Viking products for those whose fandom follows Sooner superstar running back Adrian Peterson to the Minnesota National Football League franchise.

Peterson, flanked by his parents and other family members, wore a flashy diamond watch along with a sedate gray suit and blue tie. Unfortunately, none of the people surrounding him reminded A.D. (a shortened version of his All Day nickname) to spit out the gum before he made his appearance on the NFL Draft Day stage in New York City. Maybe it was a set-up for an endorsement deal with a chewing gum company.

Selected seventh overall, Peterson will be able to play indoors in Minneapolis and on a synthetic surface.


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