Following his indictment on a charge of child abuse, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was taken into custody and released on bond in Texas early this morning.
According to USA Today
, his bond was $15,000.
A statement provided by the Montgomery Sheriff's office says that Adrian Peterson turned himself in after police issued a warrant for his arrest. He was booked in on a warrant that was issued against him for injury to a child. Peterson was released from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail shortly after being booked in. He met all the court order criteria on the warrant for his release.
Peterson allegedly struck his four-year-old son with a tree branch.
He will not play in Sunday's game with the Vikings versus the New England Patriots.
In a statement to ET, Peterson's attorney said:
"Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son. This indictment follows Adrian's full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury."
Yesterday, Adrian tweeted out this InstaQuote about being on "God's course."
The NFL is facing heat with running back Ray Rice as well. Watch Terry Crews speak out on the Ray Rice controversy below.