Sheriff’s office: Grand jury indicts NFL’s Adrian Peterson on a charge of injury to a child.
Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.
The full statement is below.
“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.”
The Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday’s game against New England.”
The charges were confirmed by attorney Rusty Hardin, who released a statement this afternoon. In it, Hardin said Peterson’s charges involved allegations of using a switch to spank his son.