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Adrian Peterson charges weren’t pursued by grand jury first time

Adrian Peterson

Injured Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)


One of the interesting points to monitor as the Adrian Peterson case proceeds is its timing as it pertains to Ray Rice.

According to KPRC in Houston, the charges of injuring his 4-year-old son were first presented to a grand jury, and then no-billed (meaning no charges were filed).

That an indictment comes now makes it seem that the heightened awareness caused by Rice’s domestic violence case might have had an impact.

Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said the charges were recently re-filed by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the grand jury accepted them.

Photographs provided as part of the report filed by the Houston Police Department show injuries to the child consistent with being hit by a switch.

Obviously this story continues to develop, so stay tuned here for the latest.