UPDATE: 7:00 PM EST
The Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday’s game against New England, according to ESPN. A warrant has also been issued for Peterson’s arrest.
BREAKING: The Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday’s game against New England.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 12, 2014
“The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson,” the team said in a statement.
Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson has been indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child in North Montgomery County, Texas.
According to TMZ:
Sources connected to Peterson tell us … the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian back in May at AP’s home in Texas.
We’re told the child returned home to his mother in Minn. who noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor. A short time later, the doctor contacted authorities in Texas to report Adrian.
Child Protective Services confirms they are working on a case involving Peterson and say the alleged victim is an 11-year-old boy.
If you recall, Peterson was in the news last year after the boyfriend of his child’s mother beat the toddler to death.
This story is developing.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty