Vikings deactivate Adrian Peterson after child abuse allegations surface

Star running back Adrian Peterson won't play for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

He's been deactivated after he was issued a felony indictment for causing injuries to a child, specifically his four-year-old son.

Peterson allegedly beat his son wiht a tree branch this summer.

The "whooping" followed by Peterson's son pushing another one of his children off of a video game.

According to police, the beating caused cuts and bruises on the child's back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum as well as defensive wounds to the child's hands.

"Got him in nuts once I noticed," Peterson texted the baby's mother. "But I felt so bad, n I’m all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the whooping for needed memories!

"Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie heart but don’t play no games when it comes to acting right.”

Peterson also allegedly hit the child in his face with a fist and hit the boy with a belt.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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