Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

UPDATE: Adrian Peterson's lawyer Rusty Hardin released the following statement:

"The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult witness adamantly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son. There is no ongoing or new investigation."

HOUSTON -- New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.

Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:

The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult witness adamantly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son. There is no ongoing or new investigation.

Earlier Monday, a top law enforcement official confirmed knowledge of the allegations by the mother of Peterson's son back in June 2013. Photos, which the KHOU I-Team obtained from a source, show a head wound to a boy identified as Peterson's four year old son. It is a wound that weeks later, left a scar above his right eye.

Sources claim it allegedly happened while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in The Woodlands.

The source provided a string of text messages allegedly exchanged between the Peterson and the boy's mother. They contain numerous grammatical errors:

Mother : "What happened to his head?

Peterson: "Hit his head on the Carseat".

Mother "How does this happen, he got a whoopin in the car"

Peterson: "Yep"

Mother: "Why?'

Peterson: "I felt so bad. But he did it his self."

The text messages go on to show Peterson saying he was disciplining his son for cussing to a sibling. Also in the text messages, the mother asks "What did you hit him with?"

Peterson never answers directly but writes "be still n (and) take ya (your) whopping, he would have saved the scare (scar). "He's aight (all right)."

The exchange continued:

Mother: "I'm real sensitive about my baby and him being hit."

Peterson: "You tripping if you want him, come get him. I'm not about to be getting questioned down like you (you're) CPS."

Sources confirm to the I-Team that the mother did file a report with Child Protective Services, but CPS declined to discuss the its investigation.

Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin said the woman is shopping around false allegations. Meantime, the website TMZ quotes sources close to the investigation, saying the CPS case went nowhere because the injuries were accidental and that the boy struck his head on a car seat.

Peterson's first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 8.


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