Adrian Peterson Accused Of Beating Another Son, Leaving Facial Scar

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Adrian Peterson has already been indicted on charges he beat one of his children, and a new report from KHOU alleges that he beat another. KHOU reports the mother of a different four-year-old son of Peterson's filed a report with Child Protective Services because of a beating the Vikings running back gave the child.

In text messages aired on KHOU allegedly exchanged with the mother of the child, Peterson tells her that the boy received the beating because he was swearing at a sibling. While Peterson wouldn't tell her what he hit the boy with, he hit hard enough to leave a scar on the boy's face—apparently due to the presence of a car seat. You can view KHOU's full report from tonight's 6 p.m. newscast above.


The result of the Child Protective Services investigation is unclear, but charges were never filed. It's unclear when this second incident occurred.

Update: Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, has issued this statement:

"The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult witness adamantly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son. There is no ongoing or new investigation."