Vikings Suspend Adrian Peterson From All Team Activities

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Vikings Suspend Adrian Peterson From All Team Activities

NFL franchise reverses reinstatement decision, puts star running back on exempt list.

Published September 17, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings just had a change of heart in relation to dealing with Adrian Peterson and his child abuse case.

After reinstating the star running back Monday, the Vikings announced early Wednesday that they have placed Peterson on the NFL’s exempt/commissioner’s permission list, meaning he will be barred from all team activities effective immediately.

"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, as reported by ESPN. "We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.

Peterson’s next scheduled court date is October 8, however he can negotiate to resolve the matter at an earlier date.

"Adrian understands the gravity of the situation, and this enables him to take care of his personal situation,” his agent Ben Dogra said to ESPN. “We fully support Adrian, and he looks forward to watching his teammates and coaches being successful during his absence."

On Monday, Peterson wrote a lengthy apology statement for hurting his son while disciplining him.

Peterson was indicted for child abuse on Friday. He surrendered to Montgomery County, Texas, police early Saturday morning and was released 30 minutes later on $15,000 bond. He then was removed from the Vikings' lineup against the New England Patriots on Sunday. 

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