Adrian Peterson News Archive
Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said no plea negotiations were occurring between his client and the Montgomery County, Texas district attorney and that he has "no reason to believe" the case won't go to trial in about nine months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Peterson was placed on the the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list Wednesday and the Vikings say he will not play or practice until his legal issues are resolved.
The Vikings have placed Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, the team's official site reports.
The Vikings have apparently changed their minds and suspended Peterson for Week 3, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in the statement.
Peterson was accused of injuring another of his children in a disciplinary incident in June 2013, but Peterson's lawyer says authorities took no action and the allegation isn't true, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Vikings acknowledged in a statement they knew of the incident before deciding to reinstate him to the team this week.
Peterson, who will fully participate in this week's practices and meetings, is expected to play this Sunday in New Orleans, the Vikings announced on their official website. "To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action," Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said in a statement.
Peterson was released on $15,000 bail early Saturday after surrendering to police in Montgomery County Texas following his arrest on a felony charge of injury to a child, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Montgomery County district attorney said the next court appearance for Peterson's case won't be for several weeks and a trial will not be scheduled for several months. The NFL will review Peterson's case under the NFL's personal conduct policy, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. Peterson will not play Sunday against New England as he has been deactivated by the Vikings.
The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the team's official site reports.
Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, ESPN reports. Minnesota is deciding whether Peterson will play this weekend, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports.
Peterson (non-injury) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.
Peterson had 21 carries for 75 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 18 receiving yards Sunday against the Rams.