The Minnesota Vikings may be without their star Running Back on Sunday.
All-Pro Adrian Peterson appears be getting indicted on charges of Injuring a Child by a North Montgomery County, Texas Grand Jury.
Texas law enforcement handing down indictment today on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson on charges of injury to a ... http://t.co/pZ7CPYsBfb
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 12, 2014
FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer says Peterson will apparently have to turn himself in and may not be able to play this weekend for the Vikes.
It appears this is unrelated to the incident last year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where the child he had with a woman he had no involvement with died, rather something that happened earlier this summer north of Houston.
More when we know more..
Here's a little more from NFL Network's Ian Rappaport:
Arrest of Adrian Peterson (reported by @MarkBermanFox26) stems from the disciplining of a son with a switch, source says. He’s been indicted
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2014
|Photo of Injuries/Ctsy Houston Police Dept|
All in all it sounds messy. At some point Peterson will need to appear in a court room and post bond. We don't know yet when that will be.
And the latest (6:05pm edt) from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.
It appears the boy had multiple lacerations and visible injuries. He told his mother that he'd been hit with some sort of tree branch. That's when the legal proceeding appear to have begun..
Update--7:15pm: The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for their upcoming game.