Adrian Peterson Indicted In Houston, Status For Sunday Unclear

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The Minnesota Vikings were a trendy pick by some pundits as a team that could surprise many people this season. With a very good defense and a new offense under coordinator Norv Turner, the Vikings definitely have the pieces in place to make a run.

But there is one player that is the pulse of this Vikings team and that is running back Adrian Peterson, and he may be in some trouble now. According to Fox 26 in Houston, Peterson has been indicted in the city of Houston:

Sources told FOX 26 Sports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Furthermore, because of this indictment, Peterson will have to turn himself into the police according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer:

With NFL in such a delicate state right now, Peterson could be facing some serious punishment. A charge having to do with hurting children is something that is disturbing and everyone will be sure to pay attention when details come out.

Peterson did miss practice on Thursday and the Vikings had no explanation, but did say that he wasn’t injured. The Vikings offense would likely struggle mightily without their star RB. Matt Cassel is not a quarterback capable of putting a team on his shoulders and Peterson’s backup, Matt Asiata, has only 49 carries in his career.

There is still no word on whether Peterson will play this Sunday, and his lawyer has not commented on the situation.