September 15, 2014
Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Phil Grant answers a question about the indictment against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to
David J. Phillip

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson has issued a statement after being charged with child abuse and says he is ''sorry about the hurt I have brought to my child.''

Peterson issued his statement on Monday a few hours after the Minnesota Vikings reinstated him to the team. Peterson was charged last weekend after he struck his 4-year-old son with a tree branch as a form of discipline earlier this summer.

Peterson says he has met with a psychologist and ''I have to live with the fact that when I disciplined my son the way I was disciplined as a child, I caused an injury that I never intended or thought would happen.''

Peterson says he's not perfect, but also says ''without a doubt I am not a child abuser.''

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