Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted last Friday for alleged reckless or negligent injury to a child.
The charge stems from Peterson's method of discipline, which allegedly included using a switch to spank his 4-year-old son.
According to My Fox Houston, Rusty Hardin, Peterson's attorney, said in a statement: "Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours."
On Friday, the Vikings made Peterson inactive for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.
Peterson was booked on Saturday and posted bail that same day.
On Sunday, an unidentified Vikings fan showed her support of Peterson at a tailgate party before the Vikings-Patriots game.
The fan wore Peterson's jersey and held a switch in her hand, noted the New York Daily News.
The shocking picture was tweeted by news reporter Kim Johnson of WCCO.