NFL Running Back for the Minnesota Vikings – Adrian Peterson has turned himself into police custody after being charged with child abuse.
After landing in Houston, Adrian Peterson turned self in to Montgomery County authorities after he was charged with negligent injury of a child. Peterson’s bond set at $15,000.
A statement released by Peterson’s attorney – Rusty Hardin, says the charge involve the use of a “switch” to spank Peterson’s son — the same type of discipline Peterson received as a child growing up in east Texas.
“Adrian has never hidden from what happened,” Hardin said in the statement. “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.”
This is not the first time Peterson has faced unfortunate circumstances with his children. Peterson, 29, lost one of his other sons back in October when the 2-year-old boy died of head injuries sustained in an assault by the boyfriend of the boy’s mother. Peterson recently took to twitter and posted this message.
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 12, 2014
Peterson’s indictment comes after a troubling week for the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens suspending Ray Rice after video surfaced of him punching and knocking out his then fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is also being ridiculed for his initial 2-day suspension decision citing because the NFL could not get a hold of the entire video, they did not know the extent of the circumstances surrounding Ray Rice’s incident. Many are now calling for Goodell to step down as commissioner for the NFL.