Do you agree with the Vikings latest move?
The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the team’s exempt list, which requires that he remain away from all team activities.
The Adrian Peterson child abuse case is not the first time a Viking player has been in trouble. But how the Vikings are handling this case is a bit different. Vikings players have been arrested 45 times since 2000 for crimes ranging from assault, to drunk driving, to disorderly conduct.
Minnesota Vikings fans are deeply divided not only on their opinions about the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations, but on how the team reacted.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and play Sunday at New Orleans. Hours later, Peterson issued a statement on the incident, opening up about the child abuse allegations for the first time.
Here is the full text of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s statement, which he released Monday. He has been charged with child abuse for striking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.
The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he will seek to delay Peterson’s initial court appearance in Texas on a child abuse charge. Peterson is scheduled to enter a plea at a Wednesday hearing in Conroe, Texas.
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Adrian Peterson is facing not only a criminal prosecution in Texas. but punishment by the NFL. Just two weeks ago, the league announced a new domestic abuse policy.
For the NFL, it’s been an ugly start to the season. The past week has been wracked with big football stars in the headlines for serious crimes. A video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his fiancé. He’s since been suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Now, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is facing child abuse charges.
A local defense attorney, who is not affiliated with this case, weighed in on how the prosecution and defense will move forward.
A grand jury has indicted Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson with reckless or negligent injury to a child, WCCO has confirmed through multiple sources, and will not play in this Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.
Vikings fans are reacting to the news, but many were hesitant to talk about the indictment, saying the topic is too sensitive. Reactions were mixed.
A Hastings man is charged with malicious punishment of a child after being accused of forcefully spanking his 21-month-old daughter. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 29-year-old Kenneth Andrew Keefer was watching his daughter during a weekend visit from Dec. 12 – 15, 2013.