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Associated Press, Published December 03 2009

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson clocked driving 109 mph

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was cited for speeding over the weekend after police clocked him driving 109 mph on a highway in suburban Minneapolis.

Edina police spokeswoman Molly Anderson says Peterson was pulled over just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Peterson was driving his BMW on a state highway in a 55-mph zone. Anderson says he was given a citation and allowed to drive away. She called it a “very routine” traffic stop.

Peterson said he didn’t realize how fast he was going. He said he “got a little speeding ticket” and said he planned to be more careful.

The stop happened the night before Peterson ran for 85 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 victory over Chicago. He also fumbled twice.