Adrian Peterson Indicted For Negligent Injury To A Child

Posted: Sep 12 2014, 4:42pm CDT | by , in News

 
Adrian Peterson Indicted For Negligent Injury To a Child
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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports.

According to a report by TMZ, the victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting his home in Texas this last May. The child then returned to his mother in Minnesota, who took the child to a doctor after noticing injuries on his body. The doctor then proceeded to contact authorities in Texas to report Peterson.

Montgomery County sheriff investigators said they received the case earlier this year and that Peterson has been cooperative with them. The Montgomery County District Attorney's office told ESPN that Peterson has not been arrested.

Peterson had a 2-year-old son that died from injuries after being allegedly assaulted by a man who was dating the boy's mother. Peterson learned two months prior to the incident that he was the boy's father. The man who assaulted the boy, Joseph Robert Patterson, was charged with murder and manslaughter.

In an August interview with ESPN.com, Peterson reflected on how that moment had changed his life forever.

"It's just made me stop taking things for granted," said Peterson, who turned 29 in March. "Life is short. You never know. You just want to take advantage of the time you do have."


Earlier today, Peterson posted a message on Twitter -- though it's unclear if it's related to the case.

"People understand that if you are on God's course and suppose to have that position and man decides to remove you know that God will remove everyone to place you rightfully! You matter!"

"Its your season! Weapons may form but won’t prosper! God has you covered don’t stress or worry!"


Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin declined comment on the case.

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