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Tom Pelissero is a national NFL writer for USA TODAY Sports and a host on SiriusXM NFL Radio and 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

He joined USA TODAY in 2013 after stints on the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings beats, so he still isn’t convinced Brett Favre is really retired.

In 2014, Tom had the first interview with Vikings star Adrian Peterson after his suspension on a child injury charge, and the story helped USA TODAY win an Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 award in the projects category. Tom also has won Wisconsin Newspaper Association and Milwaukee Press Club awards.

Tom lives outside Minneapolis, but he’s usually on a plane or something.


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Utah RB reveals real reason he left football
Joe Williams heard his father’s screams from the next room as his sister lay in death’s grip. Nearly a decade later, he was still having flashbacks. This is the story behind the story of why Williams walked away from football — only to return. Read more.

Falcons brotherhood helped coach tackle alcohol issue
Mike McDaniel can see it clearly now, the ways alcohol has interfered over and over during his promising young NFL coaching career. Days before the Super Bowl, he discussed his battle for the first time. Read more.

Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser also alleged abuse in Florida
The woman who accused Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott of abusing her for five days in July also called police on him months before the NFL Draft. Read more.

Up to the Minute: Expectations for Vikings, Pat Shurmur
On NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute,” discussing Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s surprise resignation and what happens next. Watch.

NFL isn’t only system struggling to address domestic violence
Lost amidst renewed furor at the NFL is the fact the overwhelming majority of American women (and men) abused by an intimate partner don’t have a football league to expose their abusers when the system doesn’t. Read more.

Dion Jordan breaks silence
“I’m not about to waste it. I can’t waste it. And I (expletive) love doing it,” Jordan told USA TODAY Sports. Read more.

Jaylon Smith works to recover, dominate
You wouldn’t sense the uncertainty by watching Smith go through drills before the NFL Draft. “I don’t have time to doubt myself,” Smith told USA TODAY Sports. Read more.

Connor Cook leaves some teams uneasy
It’s hard for anyone to put into words, at least words fit for print. “He’s going to fall, I think,” one NFL executive said. “Just the guy – people have their questions.” Read more.

Paxton Lynch is caught in a rad bromance
To really get to know Lynch, you have to come to Memphis, to the patio at Central BBQ, and try to keep up with the foursome that calls itself “The 102.” Read more.

tom-bNFL Total Access: Vikings want to make Adrian Peterson’s return about football
NFL Total Access host Amber Theoharis and USA Today’s Tom Pelissero discuss Adrian Peterson’s return to the Vikings. Watch video.

peters-bFrom dismissal to fresh start for former Washington corner Marcus Peters
In his first interview since getting kicked off the Washington football team, Marcus Peters sets the record straight as he prepares for the NFL Draft. Read more.

peterson-bAdrian Peterson breaks his silence: ‘I won’t ever use a switch again’
In an exclusive interview, the star running back talks about his son, his suspension and his future with the Vikings. Read more.


RT @usatodaysports: The NFL did the right thing by listening to key constituents and relaxing celebration rules.
A long, long way to go, but a little evidence here of the progress people at #Vikings HQ have seen despite external…
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Adding to this: the other remaining years on Gronk's deal are untouched. Still due $9M in 2018, $10M in 2019.
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Goodell says he wouldn't be opposed to talking to Colin Kaepernick about continued unemployment, but has not, and has not thought about it.
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Goodell says he's heard Marvin Lewis' complaints about celebrations before. "I think the players will prove him wrong on that."
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Roger Goodell says new medical chief Dr. Sills' presentation today included using medical examination tents on sideline starting this season
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#Raiders hope to break ground on their Las Vegas stadium in the first quarter of 2018, if not sooner. Waiting on high impact project report.
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Mark Davis says the #Raiders refunded about 1,000 season tickets, making good on his offer ... and they resold them all almost immediately.
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#Raiders owner Mark Davis says their lease was approved with minimal discussion #asexpected
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Both cities have until Aug. 25 to meet conditions that they can fulfill their original proposals.
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Owners approved plan to move Super Bowl LV to Tampa in 2021. Had been runner-up to L.A., which will host in 2022 instead.
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Misunderstood Troy Vincent originally. He said older players were passionate about younger players not taunting them. Taunting still banned.
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