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Bonita Jackson, above, mother of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, says that she and his father used switches and belts to occasionally spank all of their children. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)

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Adrian Peterson, above, “used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child ... in East Texas," said Rusty Hardin, the NFL star's lawyer in his Texas child abuse case. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

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Prosecutor Phil Grant, left, answers media questions in Conroe, Texas about the indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, charged with injury to a child. (AP Photo/ The Courier, Jason Fochtman)

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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013, file photo, injured Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Minneapolis. The star running back sure isn't ready to declare himself past his prime, but he did admit he can see the purpose of carrying the ball a little less for the Vikings this season. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)