Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is allegedly being charged for reckless and negligent injury to a child, which may qualify as child abuse. The story is in development.
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for child abuse. The 2012 MVP is facing charges of negligent injury to a child.
This would explain why the running back missed the Vikings’ Thursday practice, and they had said it was not because he is injured.
The story is still developing, but FOX 26 Houston first reported this shocking development. Peterson’s attorney chose not to comment when asked about this indictment.
Here is a tweet from Pro Football Talk confirming this story coming out.
Report: Adrian Peterson indicted, charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child http://t.co/GpXyyuwEyB
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 12, 2014
UPDATE: Peterson allegedly disciplined his son by hitting him with a switch.