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Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said no plea negotiations were occurring between his client and the Montgomery County, Texas district attorney and that he has "no reason to believe" the case won't go to trial in about nine months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Peterson was placed on the the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list Wednesday and the Vikings say he will not play or practice until his legal issues are resolved.
Peterson's next scheduled court hearing for his indictment on a felony charge of injury to a child is Oct. 8 and a trial date may be set at that time. Unless Peterson completes a plea deal, which Hardin appeared to indicate isn't likely, it doesn't look like Peterson's legal situation will be resolved until after the 2014 season. It looks unlikely he'll play this season as a result.
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The Vikings have placed Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, the team's official site reports.
A statement released by the Vikings early Wednesday relayed that the running back will be required to remain away from all team activities while he takes care of his personal situation and until his legal proceedings are resolved. Peterson will thus be out indefinitely.
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The Vikings have apparently changed their minds and suspended Peterson for Week 3, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. "After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in the statement.
Matt Asiata should draw the start again, and at this point Peterson seems to be out indefinitely.
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Peterson was accused of injuring another of his children in a disciplinary incident in June 2013, but Peterson's lawyer says authorities took no action and the allegation isn't true, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Vikings acknowledged in a statement they knew of the incident before deciding to reinstate him to the team this week.
While the report of additional allegations of abuse, this time to a four-year old child by a different mother, won't help Peterson's public image, it appears at this point it won't have an impact on Minnesota's decision to allow him to play this week. Peterson was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child in Montgomery County, Texas on Saturday and was deactivated from Sunday's game. The Vikings decided Monday morning to allow Peterson to participate in this week's practices and he is expected to play this Sunday in New Orleans. Peterson has an Oct. 8 hearing for his court case and a trial won't be scheduled for several months. It's possible that he could face a suspension from the NFL before his legal proceedings are resolved.
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Peterson will fully participate in this week's practices and meetings and is expected to play this Sunday in New Orleans, the Vikings announced on the team's official web site. "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," Vikings Owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a statement.
Peterson was arrested on a felony charge of injury to a child in Montgomery County Texas on Saturday and was deactivated from Sunday's game. The Montgomery County district attorney said the next court appearance for Peterson's case won't be for several weeks and a trial will not be scheduled for several months. It's possible he could face a suspension from the NFL before his legal proceedings are resolved, but at this point the Vikings will let him play while the situation unfolds.
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Peterson was released on $15,000 bail early Saturday after surrendering to police in Montgomery County Texas following his arrest on a felony charge of injury to a child, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Montgomery County district attorney said the next court appearance for Peterson's case won't be for several weeks and a trial will not be scheduled for several months. The NFL will review Peterson's case under the NFL's personal conduct policy, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. Peterson will not play Sunday against New England as he has been deactivated by the Vikings.
While Peterson will not play Sunday, the immediate impact of the case on his football career is not clear. It's possible the Vikings could continue to deactivate him while the case goes through the legal system as they did with Chris Cook's domestic violence case in 2011.It's also possible the NFL could suspend him before his court case begins under the personal conduct policy. It's also possible Peterson will be allowed to play while his case works through the court system. Either way, Peterson could miss a significant part of the 2014 season.
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The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the team's official site reports.
The announcement was made Friday following a statement previously released by the team that the Vikings "are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Peterson."
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Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, ESPN reports. Minnesota is deciding whether Peterson will play this weekend, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports.
Peterson was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice after missing Thursday's practice for a day of rest.
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Peterson (non-injury) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.
Peterson may have merely received a day of rest, but his status for Week 2 against the Patriots isn't really in question. Expect Friday's injury report to clarify his availability heading into the weekend.
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Peterson had 21 carries for 75 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for 18 receiving yards Sunday against the Rams.
A decent performance for Peterson, who watched wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson rush three times for 102 yards and a touchdown. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner is clearly doing all he can to get Patterson with the ball in space, which could open up the inside for Peterson to keep banging away. Backup running back Matt Asiata finished with two carries for 10 yards, as Peterson continues to dominate the overall touches out of the backfield.