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(HOUSTON) — After a week full of discussion about the National Football League’s suspension and handling of the Ray Rice situation, another of its players is facing legal issues.

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on Friday on charges that he caused injury to a one of his children. A statement released by Peterson’s lawyer’s office acknowledged the charges, saying that the incident in question involved Peterson “using a switch to spank his son.”

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in Texas said that Peterson has been cooperative in the case.

Peterson, who was in Minnesota with his team on Friday, has already testified about the matter in front of a grand jury, his lawyer Rusty Hardin said in a statement. Hardin said that “it is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury.”

The Vikings released a statement on Friday afternoon saying that they had opted to deactivate Peterson for Sunday’s game.

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