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Minnesota Vikings Star Running Back Adrian Peterson Indited On Child Abuse Charges

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Minnesota Vikings Star Running Back Adrian Peterson Indited On Child Abuse Charges

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

This story is just coming out but it appears as if running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been, according to various outlets including Fox Houston and Jay Glazier, indited on child abuse charges in Montgomery County, Texas. The indictment is for reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Peterson is from the rural area north west of Houston and maintains a home in The Woodlands Texas which is within Montgomery county. Peterson also missed yesterdays practice in what Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer called a "veteran day".

It will be interesting to see how the NFL and Roger Goodell respond to these charges and allegations given the resent public outcry over the Ray Rice situation. Barring proof as in a tape of an incident like in the Rice case it would seem prudent to let the case work through the courts and for the evidence to be heard but there will no doubt be additional pressure on the NFL to address this now.

I will update this story as more information comes in.