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Protective order sought for Adrian Peterson's son

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A protective order is being sought for the son ov Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to a report. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports/Files)

A protective order is being sought for the son ov Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to a report. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports/Files)

Minnesota officials filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

Hennepin County (Minn.) Human Services authorities want to keep Peterson from having unauthorized or unsupervised contact with his son. The order also asks a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy.

The order also requires Peterson to complete a parenting assessment.

Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County, Texas, last week on one count of reckless or negligent injury to a child. He allegedly whipped his son with a wooden switch, causing bruises and wounds to the boy's body.

According to a police report, Peterson whipped his son on May 18. The whipping left lacerations and bruises that were discovered during a doctor's visit after the boy returned home to his mother's home.

The Minnesota Vikings have placed Peterson on the NFL's exempt list.

Peterson has told investigators that he also used a belt to discipline his son.

An Oct. 8 arraignment has been scheduled.


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