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Vikings Adrian Peterson Booked, Released, Deactivated

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Adrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself into authorities in Montgomery County, Texas where he was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, And later released after posting the $15,000 bond.

Peterson had been indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child in a warrant was issued for his arrest.  The Vikings deactivated their star running back for the  home game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Rusty Hardin, Peterson’s attorney issued a statement on his client’s behalf,  saying that Peterson’s conduct “involves using a switch to spank his son.” According to a report by Sports Radio 610 in Houston, Peterson removed the leaves of a tree branch, which he referred to in a police report as “a switch,” to strike the 4-year-old child.

Peterson has fully cooperated with authorities and voluntarily specified before a 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,” Hardin said. “It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.”

Last October, Peterson’s 2-year-old son died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after being allegedly assaulted by a man who was dating the boy’s mother.

The man who assaulted the boy, Joseph Robert Patterson, was charged with murder and manslaughter.

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