Another child abuse scandal is percolating around star running back Adrian Peterson, as new allegations swirl around the recently-indicted NFL player.
A new report Monday evening revealed another incident in which Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was accused of injuring of one of his sons while disciplining the boy.
Peterson was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
A second incident reported by CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in Houston Monday involves another son, also 4 years old and by a different mother. The station reported that the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home at The Woodlands outside Houston.
A photo that was allegedly texted by Peterson by the boy’s mother showed the boy had suffered a head wound with two bandages, and a later photo showed a scar for his right eye, the station reported.
In text messages reported by KHOU, Peterson allegedly told the boy’s mother that the boy he had hit his head on a car seat while receiving a “whoopin’” in the car for cursing to a sibling.
Peterson was not charged in the incident, the station reported. But he was charged in the incident that broke last week involving his other 4-year-old son.
If these allegations prove true, Peterson needs to be suspended from the NFL and either put in jail and or some sort of intense rehabilitation program. It's unclear how many children out of wedlock Peterson has fathered, but it appears to be not less than seven.
As the Adrian Peterson allegations of child abuse mount – the latest one is a year old, andauthorities took no action – a popular question has sprung up: Just how many kids does the great Minnesota Vikings running back have?
Good luck finding a firm answer. When asked by ESPN in 2013 how many kids he had, Peterson said, “I know the truth, and I’m comfortable with that knowledge.”
Spoken like somebody who has something to hide. After Peterson’s 2-year old son – a child he never got to meet – died in 2013, the media began asking questions about Peterson’s off-the-field life, and the results were somewhat surprising.
A dancer at a gentleman’s club in Houston told the NY Post and TMZ that Peterson had fathered seven children – it’s unclear with how many women – but he “dutifully‘ pays child support.