Adrian Peterson Released on Bond, Will Not Play Sunday

Adrian Peterson mugshot (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014)
Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was taken into custody and released on bond in Texas early Saturday morning following his indictment on a charge of child abuse for allegedly using a branch to spank his son.

A listing on the Montgomery County website said Peterson, 28, was confined at 1:06 a.m. and released less than a half hour later after posting $15,000 bond.

Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said Friday that the charge accuses Peterson of using a switch to spank one of his sons. Hardin said Peterson didn't mean to hurt the boy, whose injuries and age were not disclosed.

"Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas," Hardin said.

"Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours," he said. "Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury." (FOXNews.com)

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