10/07/2014 05:07 pm ET Updated Oct 07, 2014

Adrian Peterson Responds To Damning Report About His Past, Misused Charity Funds


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to defend himself against an article published by Minneapolis Star Tribune‎ that delves into his past, notably alleging that he misused funds from his charity to pay for a hotel-room orgy. According to Peterson, the Minneapolis Star Tribune‎, its reporters and their sources are not "GREAT" enough to be believed.

The Tribune's Mike Kaszuba, Rochelle Olson and Paul McEnroe reported on controversies surrounding Peterson's charity and how the 2012 NFL MVP has handled stardom and women. Citing the 38-page police report from a 2011 incident that led to a rape accusation, the Tribune reported that a credit card from the star player's charitable foundation was used to pay for a hotel room used for "a night of drinking, arguing and sex that involved the running back, two relatives — including Peterson’s brother, a minor — and four women." The incident sparked a lengthy police investigation, but Peterson eventually passed a polygraph test and no charges were filed against him. Citing court records, the report also indicates Peterson has fathered six children with six different women and they live in three different states.

Click here to read the entire Minnesota Star Tribune report.

UPDATE: Later on Tuesday evening, Peterson posted a series of tweets criticizing the Tribune report and seemingly calling into question the allegations.

Peterson was placed on the NFL Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list back in September after he was indicted in a child injury case in Texas. Peterson's attorney told that he will plead not guilty when he appears in court on Wednesday.