Friday, September 12, 2014

Report: Former Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson Indicted on Charges of Injury to Child

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to a report from a Houston television station.

FOX 26 Sports reports that Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas.

Peterson was not at Vikings practice Thursday. (FOX Sports) FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer reports Adrian Peterson will have to turn himself in and his status for this weekend's Vikings game is unclear.

UPDATE 1: Adrian Peterson's indictment stems from disciplining of a son with a switch, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Peterson reportedly testified before a grand jury weeks ago.

UPDATE 2: According to TMZ:
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.

UPDATE 3: CBS affiliate in Minneapolis adds...
Sports Radio 610 in Houston obtained a draft of the police report which says Peterson admitted that he did, in his words, “whoop” one of his children last May while the boy was visiting him in Houston.

When the 4-year-old boy returned to Minnesota, his mother took him to a doctor. The police report said the boy told the doctor Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree.

The doctor told investigators that the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs, along with bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand.

The police report says the doctor described some of the marks as open wounds and termed it “child abuse.” Another examiner agreed, calling the cuts “extensive.”

When investigators questioned Peterson, they say he told them he regarded it as a normal spanking and not excessive. A grand jury seated earlier this summer decided not to charge him, but now a second new grand jury has indicted Peterson.
UPDATE 4: An arrest warrant has been issued for Adrian Peterson according to ESPN.

The following are pictures of the wounds the child suffered. The photos were reportedly taken a week after the incident. (Photos Courtesy: Houston PD)




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