Controversy struck again for Adrian Peterson on Monday. After the Vikings decided to activate him, with intent to play him this weekend against the Saints, reports of a second child abuse incident surfaced, involving another one of Peterson’s sons by a different mother.
A report was filed to Child Protective Services, acccording to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com and the Associated Press. No files were charged in the case.
According to TMZ, the case did not progress despite the four-year old son of Peterson having a scar on his head. Peterson reportedly did not strike his son on the head to cause the scar. That injury was ruled to be an accident.
The updated report also notes that the form of discipline in this second case was “not impermissible” under Texas law. This incident occurred in June of 2013, and while it may color the current investigation, it is unlikely to amount to anything on its own merits.