Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charges



Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted for child abuse.

Peterson has been charged in suburban Houston with reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to local television station Fox 26.

The Pro Bowl tailback has retained attorney Rusty Hardin, who was made famous for representing seven-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Roger Clemens in a perjury trial.

Hardin declined comment when reached by the station.

Details surrounding evidence that led to the indictment and Peterson's whereabouts are not known at this time.

Officials have declined to comment further on the case while they wait for Peterson to turn himself in. His playing status for this weekend is unclear.

AOL News was unable to reach either Peterson or a Vikings team representative for further comment.

The charges come one year after a child fathered by Peterson in North Dakota was beaten to death by the mother's boyfriend. The boy was only two-years-old.