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October 07, 2014

Report Raises Questions About Suspended NFL Star's Charity

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's foundation allegedly paid for a night of partying at a hotel and listed donations on tax records, which the supposed recipients say were not made, according to the Star Tribune. The star player is due to make his first court appearance Wednesday on child-abuse charges in Texas for allegedly whipping his 4-year-old son and has been suspended by the Vikings pending an outcome of the case.

A relative of Mr. Peterson's told police that he used a credit card belonging to the All Day Foundation to pay for an Eden Prairie, Minn., hotel room in 2011 where the player and others engaged in a night of drinking and sex, the newspaper reports in an article on Mr. Peterson's personal life.

Officials with a Maryland faith charity and a Texas food bank that are listed as gift recipients in All Day tax filings said they did not get donations, although another Texas food charity that does not appear in the tax records said it has. The foundation, which focuses on at-risk youths, went on hiatus last month after Mr. Peterson was charged.