Monday, September 15, 2014

Reports: New Accusations of Child Abuse Against Adrian Peterson

Former Oklahoma and current Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is being investigated for a second alleged child abuse case, according to multiple reports.

KHOU in Houston and FOX 9 of Minneapolis report another one of Peterson's sons also four-years-old returned home to his mother (different from first case) with a scar on his forehead.

KHOU reports...

The latest incident allegedly occurred last June, while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in The Woodlands. A photo, allegedly texted by Peterson to the boy's mother, shows a head wound to the boy covered by two bandages. Other photos, allegedly taken weeks later, reveal a scar over his right eye.

The text messages also describe an exchange about what happened. They contain numerous misspellings and shorthand: 

Mother: "What happened to his head?" 

Peterson: "Hit his head on the Carseat." 

Mother: "How does that happen, he got a whoopin in the car." 

Peterson: "Yep."

Mother: "Why?"

Peterson: "I felt so bad. But he did it his self."
Peterson was reinstated on Monday by the Vikings after a one-game deactivation.

UPDATE 1: ProFootballTalk reports The Vikings knew of abuse allegations stemming from 20013, but law enforcement took no action against Peterson..

Hours after news broke this evening that Peterson has been accused of abusing another one of his sons — in a separate incident from the accusation that led to his indictment last week — the Vikings released a statement admitting that they knew of that accusation and decided to bring Peterson back to the team today anyway.

“As part of the information we have gathered throughout this process, we were made aware of an allegation from 2013 in which authorities took no action against Adrian. We will defer any further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin,” the Vikings’ statement said.
UPDATE 2: Adrian Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, released the following statement regarding accusations of abuse from 2013..
“The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. The allegation is more than one year old and authorities took no action. An adult witness admittedly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son,” Hardin said in a statement.

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