Sep 14, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Mall of America Field
New England Patriots
30-7
Minnesota Vikings
FT
Ridley (6:14)
10
Q1
7
Asiata (10:54)
Edelman (9:30), Jones (0:09)
14
Q2
0
3
Q3
0
3
Q4
0

Adrian Peterson deactivated for New England Patriots clash

Peterson deactivated for Patriots clash
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is left out of his side's clash with the New England Patriots following his indictment on a child abuse charge.

The Minnesota Vikings have confirmed that they have deactivated running back Adrian Peterson for their clash with the New England Patriots on Sunday.

The 29-year-old was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, and was taken into custody on Saturday morning before being released on a $15,000 [£9,225] bond.

In the aftermath of his dealings with the authorities, the Vikings have taken the decision to leave him out of their side for the clash against the Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium.

Following his indictment, Peterson's lawyer Rusty Hardin said in a statement: "He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas.

"Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning."

Peterson was voted MVP of the NFL in the 2012 season.

Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson in action against Detroit on September 8, 2013
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