It appears the graphic photos of Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son weren’t meant to be seen by the public.
Soon after the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, photos of Peterson’s son with marks on his body were released. The boy’s mother said through her attorney that those photos should have stayed private.
“My client, on behalf of herself and their son, wishes to express her extreme outrage at the invasion of their privacy that has occurred through the publication of highly confidential and private data obtained regarding them by the press without their permission or consent,” read the statement given to the Star Tribune. “My client is hurt and outraged that the press would publish throughout the world pictures of their minor son and publish statements allegedly made as part of the private and confidential criminal investigative file.”
Texas police told the Houston Chronicle that they are looking into how KILT-AM obtained the pictures. Phil Grant, the first assistant district attorney in Montgomery County, said whoever gave the photos to the station violated child abuse investigation confidentiality laws.
The Vikings placed Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list Wednesday, meaning he cannot partake in any football activity until his legal issues are sorted out.
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