Earlier this afternoon, All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury towards a child. According to police, Adrian Peterson has cooperated with law enforcement thus far, yet the running back has not been arrested despite the recently released warrant for his arrest. Supposedly, Peterson used a "switch" to spank his son as a form of punishment. The situation is somewhat similar to the Ray Rice beating from several months ago, an issue that was re-energized when the elevator video was released by TMZ during this past week. Within the past several minutes, the Vikings have announced that Peterson has been deactivated before Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson Sunday.
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UPDATE: An arrest warrant has been issued for Adrian Peterson. He is not in custody in Montgomery County.
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UPDATE: Adrian Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, has released a statement on Peterson's behalf. pic.twitter.com/OSEb6zy1Xo
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