Second Protection Petition Filed In Peterson Case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hennepin County prosecutors have filed a second child protection petition in the case connected to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
The Vikings' MVP pleaded no contest on Tuesday to recklessly injuring his four-year-old son when the boy was visiting Peterson in Texas last May.
According to County Attorney Mike Freeman's office, the Texas case made it necessary to open a file in Hennepin County for every child of Peterson's living in the county.
There has been no allegation of abuse involving the second child and the petition is a technicality.
The petition means the county now is providing child protective case management services to two of Peterson's children.
Peterson cannot have unsupervised contact with the second four-year-old.
Peterson's criminal defense attorney in Texas didn't comment.