Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has turned himself in to police after being indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery, Texas for injury to a child.
Adrian Peterson, 29, flew to Houston, Texas and later turned himself in to Montgomery County authorities on September 13. The NFL player was booked on a charge of injury to a child. Adrian has admitted that he used a tree branch to spank his 4-year-old son, which allegedly left the child with many cuts and bruises.
Adrian Peterson Turns Himself In To Police After Indictment
Adrian arrived at the Montgomery County jail where he was booked at 1:06 a.m. CT, according to ESPN.
The athlete was released at 1:35 a.m. CT after he posted $15,000 bond.
His mug shot was released by authorities after his booking. In the photo, Adrian looked relaxed and even cracked a smile.
Adrian had been indicted on September 12 by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A warrant for his arrest was issued the same day.
The running back flew back to Minnesota on September 13. He has been deactivated for the Vikings’ game against the Patriots on September 14.
After the indictment, Adrian’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, released a statement on September 12 regarding the incident.
Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian’s full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. 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.
The Vikings also released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com:
“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.”
Fans are outraged over the shocking incident. The NFL has deactivated Adrian from one game, but has yet to give word on whether or not they will suspend him.
We will keep you updated on the latest in the Adrian Peterson case.
— Avery Thompson