The Minnesota Vikings have decided to place running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, essentially suspending him from all team activities indefinitely until after a child injury case is resolved.
The announcement came in a statement early on Wednesday, about a week after Peterson was indicted in Texas on a child injury charge.
“After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian,” a statement from Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf said according to ABC News.
A few days ago the Vikings said Peterson would keep practicing and playing with the team. The new announcement is a complete reversal from a few days earlier when the Vikings said Peterson would continue to play with the team.
On Tuesday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) called the Vikings’ decision to reinstate the running back “a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota.”