Vikings: Adrian Peterson likely to play this week
It appears Sunday's game against the Patriots is the only game Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will miss for the time bein.
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf released a statement on the matter, which reads that Peterson will practice with the organization this week and be available for next week's game against the Vikings. Peterson was deactivated after he was indicted on negligent and reckless child endangerment charges in Houston.
"Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.
"To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward.
"We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian’s fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process."
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