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CoverGirl has created a picture that says 1,000 words.

And none of them are positive when it comes to the NFL.

As the official beauty partner of the league, CoverGirl opened the 2014 season by releasing a number of posters that encouraged female fans to get their “game face on.”

With the help of CoverGirl cosmetics, of course. It seemed like a great marketing campaign ... before the Ray Rice video in which which he knocked out his fiancee.

CoverGirl NFL Poster

Questions arose over why Commissioner Roger Goodell - already under fire for Rice's modest two-game suspension - needed TMZ to find this footage for him.

The league ultimately suspended Rice indefinitely, but the public remains furious, and one fan used Photoshop to alter the look of the CoverGirl model.

Can you spot the change in the Ravens-inspired ad?

With the former Baltimore running back now cut from the team - and with many wondering what Goodell knew and when he knew it - the image has gone viral.

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Adrian Peterson has been accused of child abuse for the second time in less than a week.

According to a new report by KHOU, the Minnesota Vikings running back sent a different four-year old son back to his mother last June with a scar on his forehead.

The station says Peterson sent the mother a text message that claimed the toddler smacked his head on a car seat... but when the boy's mother pressed the issue, Peterson admitted to striking hitting the child.

Adrian Peterson at the Mic

This story is developing.

UPDATE: Sources tell TMZ that the the child accidentally hit his head on a car seat while being punished by Peterson, but Peterson did not directly hit the boy.

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Earlier today, Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings.

He'll be on the field next Sunday when the team goes up against the New Orleans Saints.

Not long after Minnesota made that announcement, the star running back - who has been arrested on charges of reckless/negligent injury to a child - issued a lengthy statement in which he addressed his controversial actions as a parent.

"I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates," Peterson says.

"I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the discipline I administered to my son."

Peterson has admitted to whooping his son with a switch after the four-year old acted out during a visit over the summer.

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On Friday, Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges.

Perhaps having learned from the Ray Rice scandal earlier in the week, the Minnesota Vikings immediately deactivated Peterson for their week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Now, just one day after that game, however, the Vikings have announced that Peterson will practice with the team this week and is expected to play against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.

Adrian Peterson Mugshot

"To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child," said team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf in a statement issued today.

 "At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action."

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The LSU Tigers destroyed the UL-Monroe Warhawks in football on Saturday, winning by a final score of 31-0.

But two students at the game didn't fare as well in the stands as the players on the field did, not based on a hilarious Vine video that is making the Internet rounds.

It features a guy and a girl who may have been a tad inebriated and who definitely tried to play a game of tonsil hockey... only to tumble over and fall down a couple rows of bleachers.

As the caption to the footage reads, #StayClassy and #GeuaxTigers, unnamed man and woman. Also, allow THG to add: #GetARoom...

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After being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, Adrian Peterson turned himself over to the police in Houston early Saturday morning.

He was booked at approximately 1 a.m. and released once he posted $15,000 bond.

Here's a look at his unusually pleasant mug shot:

Adrian Peterson Mugshot

Peterson has been deactivated by the Minnesota Vikings for their game against the New England Patriots tomorrow.

He admitted to police that he whooped his four-year old son with a switch and that he later felt bad about the severity of the beating, especially because he accidentally struck the child in the testicles.

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We have an update on the Adrian Peterson indictment.

As previously reported, the star Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted this afternoon in Montgomery County on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

We can now confirm that the toddler Peterson is accused of abusing is his four-year old son, who was visiting him this summer and who got into an altercation with another one of Peterson’s sons over a video game.

(Peterson has at minimum five children with multiple women.)

Through his attorney, the All-Pro says the charges stem from him using a “switch to spank his son,” admitting to this being a disciplinary technique that he's employed and which was used on him as a child.

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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted today for "reckless or negligent injury to a child." Both Peterson and his lawyer have declined to comment.

Peterson missed practice yesterday, but the Vikings say the absence was unrelated to the charges brought against him today. 

Peterson married Ashley Brown in July and has at least five children from previous relationships, though his exes and others have claimed that he's fathered as many as seven kids.

Adrian Peterson and Ashley Brown

One of Peterson's sons died last year after being beaten by his mother's boyfriend. Peterson found out that he was the boy's father just two months before his death.

The 29-year-old running back led the NFL in rushing in 2012, and very nearly broke the record for rushing yards in a single season.

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The family of Reeva Steenkamp is speaking out following the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case after the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide Friday.

Their verdict: Justice was NOT served.

Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius Picture
Oscar Pistorius and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. By now you know how this relationship tragically, devastatingly ended.

"This verdict is not justice for Reeva," her mother, June Steenkamp, told NBC News in an interview. "I just want the truth... She died a horrible death."

"[It was] a horrible, painful, terrible death, and she suffered, you know? And he shot through the door and I can't believe that they believe that it was an accident."

Her father, Barry Steenkamp, added, "it wasn't just disbelief on our minds. I think it was disbelief on everyone's, on most people who have been following the case."

"I just don't feel that this is the right sentence, you know?" June Steenkamp added. "They believe his story, and I don't believe that story. That's the difference."

Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, the most serious offense he could have been charged with, as the judge felt the evidence did not support it.

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If there's anyone who can relate to the Ray Rice scandal, it's Chris Brown.

The former Baltimore Ravens running back and the combustible R&B singer are two of the most high-profile domestic abuse perpetrators around.

This was clear last night when CBS nixed Rihanna from performing during its big Thursday Night Football pregame show in order to cover the Rice scandal.

  • Ray Rice Image
  • Chris Brown Smile

A video leaked showing Ray knocking out Janay Palmer, his fiancee at the time and currently his wife, learning to his indefinite suspension from the NFL.

In the days since the footage leaked, debate has reached a fever pitch and the National Domestic Violence Hotline has seen an 84 percent increase in volume.

Women (and one ill-advised DiGiorno Tweet) have been weighing in around the clock with stories using the Twitter hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft.

So what does Brown, who was convicted of felony assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and whose image never fully recovered, think about Rice?

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