Adrian Peterson allegedly hosted a sex party that included an underage relative — and he’s accused of dipping into his own charity to pay for it.
The suspended Minnesota Vikings running back was named in a 2011 incident in an Eden Prairie hotel room that ended with a rape accusation, but no criminal charges ever came of it.
According to a 38-page police report on the incident, Peterson’s underage brother was also involved in a night of drinking and sex. Peterson’s relatives told police that it was all paid for with a credit card belonging to the running back’s charity, All Day Foundation, 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,” the newspaper reports. “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.”
Peterson’s attorney, Peter Wold, said the NFL All-Pro running back cooperated with police, taking a polygraph test that he passed as well as a clean drug test.
“The presumption of guilt is magnified for someone like AP, even when he’s innocent,” said Wold.
The report also found that Adrian Peterson’s charity did not appear to be donating money to organizations it listed on financial reports. Tax records from 2009 showed that the All Day Foundation listed a $70,000 donation to Straight From the Heart Ministries in Laurel, Maryland that may have never actually been paid.
The agency’s president, Donna Farley, said she never received the money and knew nothing about a donation from Adrian Peterson.
“There have been no outside [contributions] other than people in my own circle,” Farley told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Adrian Peterson — definitely not.”
Peterson’s charity has come under scrutiny since his indictment for child abuse. The charity’s tax record from 2011 showed $247,064 in total revenue but listed just three organizations receiving money. Another expense was listed as simply “clothes for needy families,” with an unknown amount of recipients.
Adrian Peterson shut down his charity after his arrest for child abuse.
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