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NFL running back Adrian Peterson was just indicted for child abuse

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
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Friday afternoon, Fox News Houston reported that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child.

The indictment is reportedly related to Peterson disciplining his son with a switch. The investigation has apparently been going on for some time, with Peterson testifying before a grand jury weeks ago, an unusual step for a child abuse case.

Fox News Houston reporter Isiah Carey reports that Peterson was brought before a grand jury twice, and was not indicted initially. Peterson is expected to turn himself in to Texas law enforcement, and will not play this Sunday.

Last year, a different son of Peterson's was murdered by a man who was then the boyfriend of the boy's mother.

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