Friday was sentencing day for a New Jersey day care worker convicted of abusing children. The woman made an emotional plea to parents before learning her fate.
A person with knowledge of the hearing told The Associated Press on Thursday that Adrian Peterson will meet with the NFL early next week about possible reinstatement with the Minnesota Vikings.
If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion won’t happen swiftly.
Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child-abuse case.
Following the death of 3-year-old Jeida Torres at a Brooklyn homeless shelter last week, Sen. Parker says he’s learned the law does not include subcontractors working at city homeless shelters.
Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam during a Wednesday court appearance that “he smoked a little weed.”
Prosecutor Phil Grant declined to comment Tuesday on whether the case could be settled without a trial. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.
By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.
The news just keeps getting worse for the NFL. On Wednesday the reeling league was hit with another scandal when the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer was reportedly arrested for an attack on a woman.
The child abuse charges surrounding Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson have reignited discussions about child discipline.
Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son and now could miss the rest of the season while the case proceeds through the court system.
The Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
“Every black parent in my neighborhood in the south would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances … We called it ‘spanking’ or ‘whipping’ our kids.”
Attorney Rusty Hardin said the charge in Montgomery County, Texas accused Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son.
The district attorney’s office said the 12-year-old girl, weighing only 58 pounds, was repeatedly beaten and starved between Dec. 1, 2012 and May 6, 2014.