Monday, 15 September 2014

Adrian Peterson -- Indicted for Child Abuse

The child also said AP had put leaves in his mouth when he was being struck and that his pants were down. 

3:50 PM PT -- 
The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game. 

3:34 PM PT --
 Peterson has issued a statement through his lawyer saying, "The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son."

"This indictment follows Adrian's full cooperation with authorities who have been looking into this matter. Adrian is a loving father who used his judgement 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."

"Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning. It is important to remember that Adrian never intended to harm his son and deeply regrets the unintentional injury."

3:00 PM PT -- The police report on the case includes photos of cuts on the boy's thigh and hands. He also had bruises on his lower back and buttocks, and according to the report ... Peterson admitted punishing him.

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One law enforcement source tells TMZ ... Peterson decided to discipline his son by grabbing a branch from a tree -- and then whipping the child on his bare skin. We're told several of the wounds were bleeding when the child went back to his mother.

2:31 PM PT -- 
The Vikings have issued a statement saying ... "The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson."

"At this time, we will defer further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin."
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 superstar Adrian Peterson has been indicted for child abuse in North Montgomery County, TX ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources connected to Peterson tell us ... the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian back in May at AP's home in Texas. 

We're told the child returned home to his mother in Minn. who noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor. A short time later, the doctor contacted authorities in Texas to report Adrian. 

Child Protective Services confirms it is working on a case involving Peterson. Multiple sources tell us the alleged victim is a 4-year-old boy.

Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child, this according to MyFOX Houston 26. 
Peterson missed Vikings team practice yesterday -- though the team explained it as a "veteran's day." Peterson did attend practice today and was said to be laughing and joking on the field.

Earlier today, Peterson posted a message on Twitter -- though it's unclear if it's related to the case. 
"People understand that if you are on God's course and suppose to have that position and man decides to remove you know that God will remove everyone to place you rightfully! You matter!"

"Its your season! Weapons may form but won’t prosper! God has you covered don’t stress or worry!"

Story developing ...


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/adrian-peterson-indicted-for-child-abuse/#ixzz3DOEosPUb

Demand for iPhone 6 fuels grey market

Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 on Friday could expect to pay an eye-watering $A2754 for the handsets in Hong Kong, after Apple's decision to delay the launch in China.
Hong Kong has long been a hub for resold and refurbished phones, and delighted vendors there were coping with a flood of pre-orders from the Apple-obsessed mainland.
The price, say HKsellers, is a bargain - the phones can then be resold on the mainland, where fans could pay up to 30,000 yuan ($A5390) for a new handset.
Apple last week unveiled the two latest models in its iPhone series, both of which boast a larger screen, to try to recapture its role as a technological trend-setter.
The phones will be made available in 10 countries - including Hong Kong - from September 19, but Apple has not yet stated when they will be available on the Chinese mainland, despite it being one of the US tech giant's largest markets.
Huge queues and frantic trading were seen outside Apple stores in Hong Kong on previous iPhone launches, with resellers buying units from hundreds of new iPhone owners to sell on later at inflated prices on the legal but unauthorised "grey market".
At Sin Tat Plaza, a bustling mall crammed with mobile phone stores in the city's Mongkok district, posters and replica models of both iPhone 6 models are already on display on virtually every corner.
"The demand in the mainland is bigger for the iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 5s because there are bigger changes made to it," Arthur Chung, who runs a phone reseller shop at the three-storey shopping centre, told AFP.
Chung said he will order phones from the United States to match a pre-order for 300 units of the iPhone 6 made by a mainland customer .
The 128GB gold version of the larger iPhone 6 Plus could be resold for more than HK$20,000 ($A2843), Gary Yiu, the manager of the nearby iGeneration mobile phone store, told AFP.
Mainland China was among the first countries where the iPhone 5s was available for sale last year, and the then newly introduced gold iPhone 5s model was particularly popular. Apple also launched the colourful , cheaper plastic-case iPhone 5C, reportedly to satisfy demand in China.
"There have been reports saying that the iPhone 6 prices could reach over 20,000 yuan ($A3,593) to 30,000 yuan ($A5,390) in China, so the Hong Kong price isn't all that expensive," Yiu said.
In the US, the new iPhone 6 will start at the same price of existing iPhones at $199, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be at $299, with a two-year contract.
While in Australia, to buy the handset outright consumers will need to pay between $869 for the smaller basic model to the top-of-the-range larger model at $1249 at an Apple store or take a contract with one of the telcos and usually pay more for the handset in the end. Some eager buyers are willing to pay others to secure devices for them.
Apple's products are wildly popular in China, where a teenager sold his kidney and used the funds to buy an iPhone and iPad in an incident widely reported in 2012.
Apple said the devices would be available in at least 115 countries by the end of the year.

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