It’s not like he knocked the kid out inside an elevator or anything…
Adrian Peterson Reinstated By Vikings And Will Play Saints Sunday
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will return to practice and play Sunday despite being indicted on child-abuse charges for admittedly beating his 4-year-old son with a tree switch, leaving welts and bruises on the child’s legs and arms.
Peterson had been benched for one game.
The team announced Peterson’s reinstatement on its Web site Monday.
“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration,” owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a statement. “As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue.
“On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.
“To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action.”
The Vikings will play the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The team lost badly to the New England Patriots in Peterson’s absence this past Sunday.
Do you think A.P. should have to sit out until his case is resolved in court?
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