Adrian Peterson Deactivated For Sunday’s Game


With Adrian Peterson facing arrest after being indicted on charges of reckless injury to a child, the Minnesota Vikings have announced that the running back will be deactivated for this Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

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A warrant has been issued for Peterson’s arrest and he is expected to turn himself in to authorities. Peterson was indicted by a grand jury after he allegedly disciplined his 4-year-old son by beating him with a switch.

Photos released by authorities show the extent of the boy’s injuries. The boy reportedly had lacerations on his thighs, bruising and a cut to the hand.

The Vikings released a statement on Peterson saying they defer all further questions to Peterson’s lawyers.

Peterson reportedly confessed to police that he “whooped” his child while the boy was visiting him in Texas last May.

A statement from Peterson’s attorney reads (via

"Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian’s full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. 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. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. 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."