Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been taken into custody and released on bond in connection with his charges of causing reckless or negligent injury to a child.
According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, Peterson was taken into custody in Montgomery County, Texas, just after 1 AM Central time on Saturday. You can see as much on the Montgomery County website here. Peterson was subsequently released after posting a $15,000 bond.
The Vikings have already announced that Peterson would not play on Sunday afternoon when the team hosts the New England Patriots in their 2014 home opener.
The charges stem from an incident where Peterson "whooped" a 4-year old child with a switch, causing lacerations on the child's legs. A statement from Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, really hasn't left much doubt as to what Peterson did in the matter. Now, it's just a matter of waiting to see what direction this entire thing goes in.
We will continue to have more on this story as it develops.