Adrian Peterson Turns Himself In for Arrest, Posts Bond


Overnight, Adrian Peterson turned himself in to authorities in Montgomery County, Texas and was booked on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

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Peterson posted $15,000 bond and was released, and reportedly headed back to Minnesota.

The Vikings announced Friday that Peterson has been deactivated for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. It’s too late to reprint the game tickets, unfortunately.

Peterson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin offered a statement on Peterson’s behalf:

"“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,” Hardin said in his statement. “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.”“Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning,” Hardin said. “It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.”"

Disturbing details came to light Friday evening about the incident leading to the charges against Peterson, including text messages between Peterson and the injured child’s mother that paint a picture of Peterson as a habitual and unrepentant abuser.

Peterson reportedly defended his actions during police questioning, saying:

"Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie [sic] heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right."

A mugshot of Peterson has been released after his booking.

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