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Clarifying The Charges Against Adrian Peterson

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I want to clear up a couple of errors I had made in previous posts regarding this story.

Adrian Peterson has not, in fact, been charged with child abuse. The charge, as far as we know at this point, is reckless child injury.

What's the difference? Well, this conversation I saw on my Twitter feed clarifies some of it.

As far as what we know to this point, here's the latest from. . .yes, I know. . .TMZ.

Sources connected to Peterson tell us ... the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian back in May at AP's home in Texas.

We're told the child returned home to his mother in Minn. who noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor. A short time later, the doctor contacted authorities in Texas to report Adrian.

Child Protective Services confirms they are working on a case involving Peterson and say the alleged victim is an 11-year-old boy.

Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child, this according to MyFOX Houston 26.

Yeah, I'm no happier about the fact that I'm getting sports news from TMZ than you are. But, at this point, they're the most actively updating source on the entire thing. Again, as we know more, we'll bring you more.