UPDATE: This case has already been closed according to TMZ who passed along the following report:
5:05 PM PT — Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ the reason the case went nowhere is because Adrian did NOT strike the boy in the forehead — but instead the child accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Adrian was punishing him.
We’re also told the form of discipline was “not impermissible.” Under Texas law parents are allowed to administer reasonable punishment.
Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the Vikings on Monday but according to CBS 11 Houston the running back is facing a second case of child abuse.
According to CBS 11 Houston, Peterson is being investigated for an incident which left a scar over the right eye of one of his children after he cursed a sibling. This is in addition to a case which Peterson is being investigated for using a “switch” to discipline another four-year-old child.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) September 15, 2014
There is not a lot of information yet. Peterson has at-least five children from multiple mothers.
The Vikings and NFL could choose to further disciple Peterson.