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UPDATE: The Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots

 

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is being indicted for alleged child abuse.  Multiple reports say he was indicted Thursday in Montgomery County, Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child. 

NFL Network reports Peterson was disciplining his son with a switch.  According to TMZ, the 11-year-old was visiting his father's home in Texas back in May and when he returned to his mother in Minnesota, she noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor.  The doctor then contacted authorities in Texas. 

The Houston Police Department has released the police report along with photos of the injuries to the child. The child had bruises and cuts on his hands, thighs, lower back and buttocks. You can view the photos on TMZ.

Fox Sports says Peterson has turned himself into authorities and is cooperating with law enforcement.  Peterson's status for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots is uncertain. 

The Vikings issued the following statement:

The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson. At this time, we will defer further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin.

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