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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 ...

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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.

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As the NFL slowly becomes nothing more than a safe place where young men can put on helmets to keep from being recognized by their mug shots, we look to the players who haven't been arrested for assaulting women or children hoping to find some insight and actual human compassion.

What we get instead is a whole lot of ignorant BS being spewed in interviews and on Twitter:

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Granted, many current and former players spoke out in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal and expressed their beliefs that the Ravens RB should be banned from the league.

Similarly, Vikings legend and ESPN commentator Cris Carter gave a heartfelt speech about the horrors of violence against kids after Adrian Peterson was indicted for child abuse.

Sadly, however, some of the NFL's most recognized stars don't realize that the only acceptable response to finding out one of your co-workers physically attacked his wife or child is, "Why is dude not in prison?"

For example, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster recently expressed his belief that Peterson is being persecuted for "political" reasons.

And then there's Reggie Bush...

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You may wanna remove Adrian Peterson from your starting fantasy football team lineup, readers.

A couple days after saying Peterson would return to the squad and suit up for this Sunday's game against the Saints, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed the star on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list.

He will remain there until his child abuse case is resolved and is now banned him from all team activities.

"After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in the statement. "We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.

"We embrace our role - and the responsibilities that go with it - as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community."

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This has been the worst PR week in the history of the National Football League.

Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has basically admitted to child abuse. Ray Rice knocked out then-fianee Janay Palmer with a punch, shedding light on other domestic violence cases in the NFL and the league's lax policy when it comes to alleged offenders.

It's been a nightmare for (awful) Commissioner Roger Goodell, but it's also just been a couple new examples of a sad trend: athletes in trouble with the law, with their wives or just with the public in general.

From performance-enhancing drug use... to the banging of so many cocktail waitresses... to one of the most heinous acts and most despicable individuals imaginable, we rundown 14 scandals below that made us ashamed to cheer on our favorite teams or athletes:

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Lance Armstrong denied it and denied it, but he eventually came clean: yes, he cheated to win every Tour de France.

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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.

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"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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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:

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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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