Adrian Peterson just pleaded NOT GUILTY to committing acts of child abuse, which he was charged with recently. The Minnesota Viking made headlines after being accused of abusing his young son as part of his typical methods for disciplining his child. Peterson was accused of using a switch to discipline his son, to which he says was the way he was disciplined as a young child.
Just this morning, Peterson pleaded not guilty to the charges of child abuse, and remarkably, this case may not be the worst of his problems. Not only is the judge in Peterson’s case, who was asked to recuse himself from the case for bias, not stepping down, the entire case has put the spotlight on Peterson’s charities — and some mishandling of funds (to put it mildly) have been discovered.
According to The Urban Daily, Peterson’s All Day Foundation was using funds from the non-profit to fuel the raging sex parties the NFL’er likes to host. The Star Tribune reported details of Peterson’s dirty deeds, detailing his use of the charity’s credit card for a night of sex and partying. The Star Tribune shared the following:
“The 38-page police report details a night of drinking, arguing and sex that involved the running back, two relatives — including Peterson’s brother, a minor — and four women, in various pairs. One of those present, Chris Brown, a Peterson relative who lives with him in Eden Prairie, told police that the room was paid for using a company credit card for Peterson’s All Day, Inc.
“As the night wore on, the report says, one woman who said she knew Peterson previously became upset when she saw him having sex with another woman. She started an argument that lasted at least an hour. According to the report, when she told him that she was “emotionally attached to him,” Peterson reminded her that he was engaged to another woman and had a baby.
“The next day one of the women filed a police complaint that was investigated for months.”
In addition to misusing charitable funds, Peterson may be in more hot water after his charity reported a gift of $70,000 to Straight From the Heart Ministries in 2009, only to be disclaimed by the president and founder of the Maryland organization, Donna Farley. In fact, Farley claims, “There have been no outside [contributions] other than people in my own circle. Adrian Peterson — definitely not.” Ouch.
Peterson was also center stage in the news just last year after his young son was killed by Joseph Robert Peterson, the boyfriend of the child’s mother. He is currently, according to CNN, free on bail after the mortal assault of Peterson’s 2-year-old son. It has been reported that Peterson may have as many as seven children.
Peterson better plan to suit up, not for the field, but for the courtroom. The judge in his child abuse case reportedly referred to attorneys on both sides in the case as “media whores,” and was called out for his comments and asked to remove himself by the state district attorney. The District Attorney, in turn, made some very disparaging comments about the judge that could not have gone over too well. But State District Judge Kelly W. Case will not remove himself from the trial that easily. He signed an order on Monday confirming he would “decline to recuse myself voluntarily.”
He later apologized to the attorneys, but there is likely some bad blood brewing. It is only a matter of time before the IRS comes knocking on Peterson’s door next. Looks like Peterson may be sacked like a lightweight quarterback by this time next year.
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