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Adrian Peterson indicted, charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child

Adrian Peterson

FILE - In this file photo made June 20, 2012, Minnesota Vikings NFL football running back Adrian Peterson talks during a minicamp interview session in Eden Prairie, Minn. He was arrested in Houston on a charge of resisting arrest after an incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him. Peterson, who is from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday, July 7, 2012, on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor. Team spokesman Bob Hagan said the Vikings “are aware of the situation and are gathering more information.” (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)


Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted in Houston.

Fox 26 in Houston reports that Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child. The incident in question reportedly stems from “disciplining of a son with a switch.”

The Vikings issued the following statement Friday afternoon: “The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson. At this time, we will defer further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin.”

Peterson missed practice on Thursday and the Vikings did not explain why, although they did say he was not injured. Peterson was back at practice today, and Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Peterson gave no indication anything was wrong and was laughing and joking at the team facility.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Peterson will now have to turn himself in to Texas authorities, which makes his status for Sunday’s game against the Patriots unclear.