Transcript for Adrian Peterson Breaks Silence Over Child Abuse Arrest
Now to NFL star Adrian Peterson back on the field with the Minnesota vikings and speaking out for the first time since he was sidelined last season after his arrest for child abuse. The star running back opened up about hiss time away from the game and ABC's Ryan smith is here with us with that. Reporter: Adrian Peterson is back, opening up about how he made things right with his child. I learned a lot from misses the mistake. Reporter: Adrian Peterson is back on the field since his arrest for child abusz nearly nine months ago. I'm moving forward. I'm focusing on what's in front of me and bettering myself. Adrian Peterson! Reporter: In November the former league mvp was sidelined by the NFL for the season after being indicted in September for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, leaving welts and bruises. The first person I apologized to was my son. It wasn't my intentions. I have been trying to move forward since. Reporter: He pled no contest, serving no jail time. I have always supported him 100% and I will continue to do so as long as he's with us. Reporter: By returning to the team, he reportedly cashes in on the $250,000 bonus and is set to make $12.75 million. I think his contract is a big part of it. Reporter: He said he's ready to turn the focus from his personal life to the gridiron. I'm focusing on moving forward. Peterson said he's focused on bettering himself and he has a good relationship with the child. Now, he admits he's learned there are different forms of discipline. He learned his lesson. All right, Ryan, thank you.
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