Reports: Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charges

Sep 12, 2014 4:40 PM by CBS Sports

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for 'reckless or negligent injury to a child,' according to the Fox Affiliate in Houston. The indictment was made in Montgomery County.

Peterson is expected to turn himself in, according to Peterson missed practice on Thursday, an absence that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer described as a normal day off for the 29-year-old, "Veteran's day," Zimmer said.

Ian Rapoport, a reporter with the NFL Network, tweeted that the charge stems from an incident in which Peterson disciplined his son with a branch.

Rapoport adds that the investigation has been going on for a while and that Peterson testified before a grand jury "weeks ago."

Peterson gave no indication charges were pending when he was interviewed this week by CBS Minnesotaffiliate WCCO.

"As far as body wise, I feel as good as I've ever felt," Peterson said in the interview.

The Minnestota Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game against New England.

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