Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly will not be released by the team following an indictment of felony child abuse, but he could be on the trading block.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not be released by the team following an indictment of felony child abuse, but he could be on the trading block, reports Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
Peterson is charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child after authorities say he hit his four-year-old son with a switch, causing injuries. Peterson turned himself in on Saturday, was released on $15,000 bond and was deactivated from Minnesota’s game against the New England Patriots.
According to the report, the Vikings' brass, including owner Zygi Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer, scheduled a conference call on Sunday night to discuss Peterson's future with the team.
Zimmer was in no mood to discuss the details or Peterson’s status with the team.
"We’re just trying to get through the weekend now," Zimmer said. "We’ll talk about it next week."
The Vikings lost 30-7 to the Patriots and had only 54 rushing yards on 19 attempts without Peterson.