On Monday afternoon the Minnesota Vikings announced that they were reinstating running back Adrian Peterson after deactivating him one game because of child-abuse charges he faces for reportedly beating his 4-year-old son with a switch. By Monday evening a second report of alleged child abuse had surfaced, according to news station KHOU.
According to the new report, in June 2013 Peterson allegedly beat a 4-year-old son whom he has with another woman. Reported text messages and photos reviewed by the Houston news station KHOU indicate that the child was visiting Peterson earlier this year when Peterson allegedly beat the boy for cursing at his sibling. While it is unclear how the boy suffered the injuries, KHOU reports that the child ended up with a scar on his head and one over his eye. From KHOU:
Mother: "What happened to his head?
Peterson: "Hit his head on the Carseat".
Mother: "How does this happen, he got a whoopin in the car"
Peterson: "I felt so bad. But he did it his self."
When the boy's mother reportedly asked, "What did you hit him with?" Peterson did not respond.
According to KHOU, the mother filed a report with Child Protective Services shortly after the incident, but no criminal charges were filed.
Read more at KHOU.