Adrian Peterson’s All Day Foundation announced on Tuesday it was going on hiatus in light of child abuse charges levied at Peterson.
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The foundation said it would resume after reflecting on how to proceed given the recent events.
Now, the foundation has released an additional statement, saying it is taking down its website as a result of harassment.
"We have taken the Adrian Peterson’s All Day Foundation website offline to protect our charity partners from the continued harassment they have received from the media.Unfortunately, over the past few years when there was positive news, the media paid little attention to our nonprofit partners. Now, the charities are being harassed, judged and placed in uncomfortable positions. They are being pushed to make statements and business decisions that are taking time away from the good work they are doing.The Foundation will continue to support the causes that Adrian and his family care about and will consider how the current situation impacts the direction for Adrian’s philanthropy."
Peterson has been charged for child abuse as a result of an incident where he disciplined his son with a switch. Peterson was deactivated for the Vikings’ Week 2 game against the New England Patriots, but was activated on Monday and Minnesota announced that he was expected to play in Week 3 versus the New Orleans Saints.
The Vikings drafted Peterson with the No. 7 pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. He rushed for 75 yards on 21 attempts during Minnesota’s Week 1 win over the St. Louis Rams.
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