Over the weekend, the Minnesota Vikings chose their former MVP, six-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL rushing leader to publicize "Family Day" at the team's training camp. But that player, Adrian Peterson, is less than one year removed from an indictment on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

In 2014, Peterson was placed on the NFL's Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List when the indictment occurred after the first game of the 2014 regular season. He missed the Vikings' final 15 games.

In November, Peterson plead no-contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault, reaching a plea bargain to avoid jail time.

At the time of the indictment, the prosecution alleged Peterson hit his four-year-old son with a switch. TMZ simultaneously published photographs displaying Peterson's son with slash wounds.

Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in February and he rejoined the Vikings in June. The Vikings franchise and their fans accepted Peterson back into the Minnesota community. This photo of Peterson kissing his son furthers that effort to support their star.

The Twitter world, however, showed mixed reactions to the Vikings' player-of-choice:

The Vikings' Family Night took place Saturday night and other than the social media posts, the night appeared to be full of family fun. The tweet was sent at 11:25 p.m. CT, just after the event.

Peterson returns to an organized football setting this coming Sunday when the Vikings take the field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio for the Hall of Fame Game.

Next to the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- which Peterson is all but sure to enter someday -- the running back will play his first football game in almost a year.

The Vikings open the regular season in San Francisco on Sept. 14, the opening Monday Night Football game of the season.

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