Peterson placed on NFL Exempt/Commissioner’s permission list

Peterson has hired attorney Rusty Harden. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings placed running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL Exempt/Commissioner’s permission list, effectively suspending him from all team activities indefinitely, the team announced in a news release early Wednesday morning.

“After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian,” Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in the statement.  “We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.”

Peterson was indicted last week in Montgomery County, Texas, on reckless or negligent injury to a child in a disciplining incident that left bruises on his 4-year-old son. The Vikings suspended Peterson for Week 2, but then reinstated him Monday.

“While we were trying to make a balanced decision [Monday], after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian,” the Vikings’ statement said.