Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings running back, is now officially suspended from the activities of the entire team until the child abuse case that he is involved in is solved. The NFL star was arrested and then released on bail last week.
Initially, Peterson was left out of the Sunday Vikings game but was then reinstated. Now the decision is reversed, again.
According to Mark Wilf and Zygi:
“After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action.”
Adrian Peterson is currently charged with hitting his child by using a tree branch. According to the football player, he did that to discipline the child and was no intention to create an injury. If found guilty, the player can be jailed for two years.
Rick Spielman, Vikings general manager, declared that the player “deserves to play while the legal process plays out.” After discussions with NFL and the owners of the club, he backtracked. The official club statement declared:
“While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian.
We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right.
We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe and realize this is the right decision.”