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Vikings ban Peterson from team activities

September 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have banned running back Adrian Peterson from team activities while he addresses child abuse charges.

The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out. Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden stick to spank his 4-year-old son.

Minnesota had come under heavy criticism for their initial stanc, and several sponsors either suspended their deals with the Vikings or severing ties with Peterson.

Owners Zygi and Mark Wilf say they have reconsidered their position after further reflection.

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