Adrian Peterson reinstated after charges of injury to a child
After being indicted on reckless or neglectful injury to a child, running back and Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will resume practicing this week, and is scheduled to play against New Orleans this Sunday.
The announcement was made by Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf on Monday, September 15. The owners said they are taking these allegations seriously–as proven by his deactivation in the Week 2 game–however, they feel that they should let the legal system weigh in on the case first in order to effectively and fairly determine any further action. Charges come after Peterson allegedly had excessively disciplined his 4-year old son with a switch.
Peterson is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. If convicted, he may face a maximum sentence of two years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.
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