The Adrian Peterson child abuse scandal has led to one poor decision after another by the Vikings coaches and ownership.
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Vikings owner Zygi Wilf admitted today that his team made a mistake when it reinstated running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, saying today that he realizes now that a player who is under indictment on a child abuse charge should not be playing:
“We made a mistake and we needed to get this right,” Wilf said. “We embrace our role in the community and the responsibilities that go with it. It is important to always listen to our fans, the community and our sponsors. Our goal is to always make a decision we feel is right for the Minnesota Vikings. And to be clear, we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. Adrian will be away from the team and focused on his personal situation. We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe this is the right decision.”
Peterson was indicted for child abuse in Texas last week after beating his 4-year-old son with a switch.
Read Mark Wilf’s statement on the next page: