Afternoon Headlines: Dwight Howard to Nets Details, and Adrian Peterson Fires Back

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Dec 18, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes for 39 yards against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at the Metrodome. The Saints win 42-20. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

 

Adrian Peterson was arrested for resisting arrest in Houston over the weekend, and was later released from jail on $1,000 bond. He will now have to appear in court this coming Friday for the misdemeanor charge.

 

The Patriots are $6 million in guaranteed money apart in long-term contract talks with Wes Welker, whom they used their franchise tag on earlier in this offseason.

 

Low fan attendance has Jaguars still struggling with the dreaded tarp issue at EverBank Field.

 

Speaking of low attendance numbers, in 2011, the NFL posted the lowest total attendance since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002. Last season there was an average paid crowd of 64,698, the lowest per-game number since 1998. I blame fantasy football, NFL Red Zone, and Mike Brown, because its so easy to blame him.

 

Falcons MLB Lofa Tatupu admits that injuries were not the reason he was out of football last season, saying that after he was fully recovered from offseason knee surgery, he was essentially passed over by all NFL teams.

 

Despite a high-powered offense full of play-makers last season, the Philadelphia Eagles had one of the NFL’s worst return teams, and know they must improve on that this year if they are to make it back to the postseason.

 

The city of Oceanside, California dedicated the local amphitheater and community center to the late Junior Seau.
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