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NFL's Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charge

Monday, September 15, 2014 7:06pm

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota VikingsAdrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back facing charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. Peterson was held out of the Vikings' game on Sunday, a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots, following his indictment last week in Texas for negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, the latest domestic violence case to rock the NFL. "Based on the extensive information we have right now, and what we know about Adrian not only as a person but what he has also done for this community, we believe he deserves to play while the legal process plays out," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told a news conference.


Washington Redskins' Griffin suffers dislocated ankle

Monday, September 15, 2014 6:07pm

Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is carted off the field after being injured during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on September 14, 2014Ashburn (United States) (AFP) - The Washington Redskins placed Robert Griffin on the injured list after the star quarterback suffered a dislocated ankle over the weekend, coach Jay Gruden said on Monday.


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