The Minnesota Vikings owners released a statement on Sept. 15 that reinstated Adrian Peterson and announced that he will be playing in the Sept. 21, game against the New Orleans Saints after he was indicted on Sept. 12, for child abuse.
Jaws dropped and fans were outraged on Sept. 12, when Vikings pro-football player, Adrian Peterson, 29, was indicted for child abuse after he admitted to spanking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. CNN reports that the Vikings owners released a statement on Sept. 15, reinstating Adrian and announcing that he will play in the Sept. 21, game against the New Orleans Saints.
Adrian Peterson Reinstated — Will Play On Sept. 21 Game Against The Saints
While Adrian may not be in danger of being let go completely from his contract, the NY Post reports that, “everything else — including the long-shot possibility of a trade — is still on the table.”
The site claims that if Adrian is in fact convicted of the charges, he could face up to 2-years behind bars and a $10,000 fine.
While Adrian did not play in the Sept. 14, game against the New England Patriots, it looks like he will be back with his team for the next game.
CNN reports that on Sept. 15, the owners released a statement about Adrian’s current standing with the team. “Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue.”
The statement continued, “On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.”
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Adrian admitted to striking his young son with a tree branch back in May 2014. The child sustained injuries that were later found by a doctor after one of Adrian’s sons pushed another one-off of a video game motorbike. As a punishment to discipline his son, Adrian then allegedly grabbed a tree branch and beat his young son multiple times.
The police uncovered text messages between Adrian and the boy’s mother where he said she was going to be “mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch.” While he admitted to feeling “bad,” he stated that,“Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right.”
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