Minnesota Vikings Star Indicted for Reckless Injury to a Child

NFL running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Montgomery County, Texas.
6:04 | 09/13/14

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Transcript for Minnesota Vikings Star Indicted for Reckless Injury to a Child
We begin with another crushing blow for the NFL. Another pro football star under wire. Minnesota vikings star, Adrian Peterson indicted for reckless injury to a child. This, after what the NFL commissioner staying about the ray rice video. Rice admitting he punched his now-wife inside an elevator. Ron Claiborne leading us off. Reporter: Tonight, Adrian Peterson indicted. Charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child. Stemming from rough discipline of a minor with a switch or stick. The vikings are investigating. More bad news for NFL commissi commissioncommissi commissioner roger Goodell. Telling the NFL players' association that in June, rice told him a starkly different video. He has made that claim before. When we met with rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what actually happened. Reporter: But according to ESPN, he was told point-blank that he punch his now, wife, Janay. And now, Greg hardy, recently convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, will take the field. Calls tell a chilling story. What's going on? Domestic violence. We need the police here, now. Before she gets seriously hurt. Reporter: The court documents say hardy pulled me by my hair and threw me on to a couch covered with assault rifles. Hardy was convicted and is appealing. And neither the NFL or his team suspended him. And the NFL has a lot on it plate tonight. Late word coming from Peterson's lawyer, saying he's cooperating with law enforcement authorities, and never meant to harm his son, and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.

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