NFL Running Back Adrian Peterson Indicted For Abusing 4-Year-Old Son
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on child abuse charges, according to TMZ. At statement through Peterson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin said, “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 judgement 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 continued.
[su_center_ad]Hardin said Peterson has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours.
The pictures police released are graphic and include photos of cuts on the 4-year-old boy’s thigh and hands, bruises on his lower back and buttocks.
One law enforcement source told TMZ that Peterson decided to discipline his son by grabbing a branch from a tree, then whipping the child on his bare skin. Several of the child’s wounds were reportedly bleeding when the child went back to his mother in Minnesota, who in turn, took her son to the doctor. That doctor reported the injuries to authorities.
The Vikings issued a statement saying, “The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson.
Sources told TMZ the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian in May at his home in Texas.
Peterson tweeted today:
“People understand that if you are on God’s course and suppose to have that position and man decides to remove you know that God will remove everyone to place you rightfully! You matter!”
“Its your season! Weapons may form but won’t prosper! God has you covered don’t stress or worry!”