Adrian Peterson is deactivated indefinitely from the Minnesota Vikinis a stunning development for one of the most prolific and talented athletes in professional football.
Having used a switch to "whoop" his son, age four years, until he bled so badly that Peterson's baby mama was concerned, the NFL star faces child abuse charges.
After briefly being reinstated by the team while the legal process plays out, the 28-year-old Peterson was banned from the Vikings a second time this week.
The perennial Pro Bowler still on Twitter, though. Rest assured ...
Adrian shared an inspirational image on the social network today, drawing strength from the sage wisdom available exclusively on Instaquote (dot) com.
The quote refers to rising above the doubters and the distractions, remaining focused on what matters and staying the course in pursuit of one's goal.
We're probably reading too much into one Twitter post, we realize.
Still, Adrian Peterson posted this, and by virtue of that, is at least tangentially tying himself to these words and viewing himself as a man who must suffer hardships.
Ones he will overcome, he implies, through unyielding resolve.