Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson will be excluded from the National Football League team’s activities as public pressure forced the club to reverse a plan to allow him to prepare for its next game.
Peterson -- who was was indicted on a charge of hitting his four-year-old son with a branch -- will be placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s permission list. That will allow him to “take care of his personal situation” until legal proceedings are resolved, the Vikings said in a statement on their website.
Peterson, a two-time rushing champion and the NFL’s 2012 Most Valuable Player, used a switch -- a thin branch or stick used for corporal punishment -- to discipline his son, defense lawyer Rusty Hardin said Sept. 12.
Hardin added in a statement that Peterson was a “loving father” who had received such punishment while growing up in East Texas. Peterson’s attorney said the 2013 allegation, involving another 4-year-old with a different mother, was “simply not true.”
The 29-year-old was held out of this past weekend’s game, but was scheduled to participate in practices and meetings this week and play in Minnesota’s game Sept. 21 at New Orleans.
Yesterday, the Radisson hotel chain suspended a sponsorship deal with the Vikings. A day earlier, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said that Peterson’s actions were “a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the state of Minnesota” and called on the team to ban Peterson until his child-abuse case is resolved.
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