Athletes in trouble with the law in 2014

  • Minnesota Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson will be returned to an exempt list pending the NFL appeal. File, AP Photo/Jim Mone

    Adrian Peterson

    After it was reported Sept. 12, 2014 that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had been indicted in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury" when he disciplined his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, the 29-year-old star athlete was deactivated by the Vikings pending the resolution of his legal issues.

    Peterson was previously arrested in an unrelated incident on July 7, 2012 for resisting arrest.