Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charges

Adrian Peterson

Make this another black eye for the NFL and its players, right on the heels of the whole Ray Rice mess…

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in hot water after being indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child in Montgomery County, TX, reports several major outlets, including the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Fox 26’s Mark Berman.

Rapoport reports that Peterson’s indictment stems from his use of a ‘switch’ on his son, but another reports says he also struck another child visiting the Peterson home with a switch, which is by definition a “slender flexible whip, rod, or twig” (per

TMZ has the lowdown on the 11-year-old boy: “Sources connected to Peterson tell us … the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian back in May at AP’s home in Texas.

We’re told the child returned home to his mother in Minn. who noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor. A short time later, the doctor contacted authorities in Texas to report Adrian.”

More to come as information is released…

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