Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, multiple media reports are reporting.
The charges were confirmed by attorney Rusty Hardin, the reports said.
Peterson practiced Friday with the Vikings, who play host to the Patriots on Sunday.
Last October Peterson’s 2-year-old son died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after being allegedly assaulted by a man who was dating the boy’s mother. Peterson learned only two months earlier that he was the boy’s father. The man who assaulted the boy, Joseph Robert Patterson, was charged with murder and manslaughter.
Peterson reflected on his loss in an August interview with ESPN.com Vikings reporter Ben Goessling.
“It’s just made me stop taking things for granted,” said Peterson, who turned 29 in March. “Life is short. You never know. You just want to take advantage of the time you do have.”