Adrian Peterson lawyer issues statement, says injuries 'unintentional'
As the photos surfaced of Adrian Peterson's four-year-old son's gruesome cuts on his legs after being beaten by a switch by the Minnesota Vikings' star running back, his lawyer has issued a statement saying the injuries are unintentional.
At the least, Peterson evidently went way too far in administering corporal punishment.
“Adrian Peterson has been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for Injury to a Child," lawyer Rusty Hardin said in a statement. "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.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun