Adrian Peterson Spanks Son with Switch, Felony Child Injury – Peterson Indicted in Texas Court for Felony Child Injury
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) July 2, 2014
Adrian Peterson Spanks Son with Switch, Felony Child Injury – Adrian Peterson will be deactivated from this Sunday’s game against the Patriots after being indicted in Montgomery County, Texas (North of Houston) for felony charges of injury to a child.
The 2012 MVP claims he didn’t intentionally harm his 4 year old son and is regretful for the injury he caused. He was apparently just trying to raise his son the way he was raised.
In a statement to police Peterson’s wife noted “Peterson said he didn’t make the switch smooth enough and the ridges were what caused the marks.”
A warrant was issued for his arrest, which requires him to travel to Houston and post bond as soon as possible. Peterson has cooperated with authorities throughout every step of the process.
He stands by his claims of innocence after testifying before a grand jury for many hours. Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin released a statement saying:
“Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.”
Some people have defended Adrian Peterson on Twitter and other social networks. Others are disgusted by the charges.
Adrian Peterson was indicted in TX for swatting his son with a switch! Who knew that was illegal, cuz my mama would b in jail! #TeamDl
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) September 12, 2014