Vikings: Adrian Peterson scheduled to play in Sunday’s game after child abuse charge

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Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to a game against the Green Bay Packers g on December 30, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Embattled Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and is scheduled to play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, team owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a Monday statement.

Peterson turned himself in to East Texas authorities Saturday, two days after an indictment alleged the 29-year-old father did “recklessly or by criminal negligence cause bodily injury” to his son. Peterson quickly posted $15,000 bail and was released, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue,” the Vikings’ Monday statement said.

“On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved,” the statement added, referring to the team decision to keep him out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

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