Peterson Indictment: More NFL Off-Field Trouble
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was processed overnight and released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank one of his sons.
A Montgomery County jail records official who declined to give her name, citing a department policy, says Peterson turned himself in early Saturday and was later released.
Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said Friday that the Vikings star is charged with causing injury to a child.
He says the charge alleges that Peterson used a switch to discipline the boy, whose age wasn't disclosed.
The Vikings said Peterson will not play in the team's home opener Sunday against the New England Patriots.