NFL fans waking up Wednesday morning found out the Minnesota Vikings took additional action against embattled running back Adrian Peterson.

The Vikings placed Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List. While Peterson is on the Exempt List, he will be required to remain away from all Vikings team activities while he works through his legal proceedings. The Vikings statement indicates that Peterson will remain deactivated until his legal proceedings are resolved.

Last week, Peterson indicted on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child in Montgomery County, Texas. That case may not go to trial until 2015. A second allegation of potential child abuse by Peterson was reported by KHOU-TV in Houston.

"This is the best possible outcome given the circumstances," Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press. "Adrian understands the gravity of the situation and this enables him to take care of his personal situation. We fully support Adrian and he looks forward to watching his teammates and coaches being successful during his absence."

Peterson has only played in one game this season for the Vikings; September 7 against St. Louis. Peterson had 21 carries for 75 yards.


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