Vikings' Adrian Peterson gets accused of abusing a second child

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Minnesota Vikings running-back Adrian Peterson is in severe trouble at the moment after he was charged with child abuse.

But the charge relating to the beating of his four-year son is not the only accusation that has been thrown the way of the former NFL MVP.

Latest reports reveal that a second accusation of child abuse has been levelled at Adrian Peterson this week, after he became the buzz of news last Friday when the he was indicted for the first accusation.

The new allegation was reported by CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV, with several similarities between the new allegation and the one that Peterson was originally indicted for.

Both of the alleged victims are Peterson's sons, with the first accusation proving pretty horrific. That is because Peterson forced his own four-year-old son to strip naked before he hit him intensely with a tree branch in an act that caused severe bruising to the child's scrotum.

The punishment, known as spanking to many parents, is acceptable behavior in some parts of America, but for most part, Peterson was condemned for his actions.

Countering the claims

However, the new allegations that have been made by the CBS affiliate have been countered by Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, who claims the allegations to be old news and something that authorities never charged him for.

"The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. The allegation is more than one year old and authorities took no action. An adult witness admittedly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son," Hardin told CBS News.

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Vikings waiting it out

Peterson was deactivated following his indictment for whipping another one of his sons with a tree branch.

The star running-back missed the Vikings 30-7 defeat to the New England Patriots, but he will be back for their week three road trip to the New Orleans Saints as the Vikings look to see how the legal process plays out.

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said, "We have seen everything that's in the file. I will not get into any detail because I hope you respect that the legal process has to take its course. And everything, all the information that we have been able to gather as of today, this is the decision that we felt was best."

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