By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: September 12th, 2014 at 6:50 pm EST
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson now has an warrant out for his arrest. Now, he has to turn his self into Texas authorities, as the legal process starts.
The team has reportedly deactivated Peterson for the team’s home game this Sunday against the New England Patriots. The incident, which caused this indictment in Montgomery County, Texas, reportedly involves his 4-year-old son.
Peterson is charged with causing multiple injuries to a child which a tree branch. His 4-year-old son pushed one of Peterson’s other sons off of a motorbike video game. He wanted to punish the 4-year-old, so he grabbed a tree branch, which is being referred to as a “switch” and hit the child repeatedly.
This cause was thrown out in the first grand jury, before the second grand jury filing the indictment. Peterson says that he was punishing the kid, like he was punished when he was growing up.
According to CBS Houston, Peterson added that if he felt like he was “really wrong for what I did, or had any ill intent, there’s no way I would have let him get on that plane.” He went on to say, “I have nothing to hide, but I also understand when a child has marks like that on his leg, they have to report that.”