Today East Texas native Adrian Peterson will return to the Vikings after being away from the team for almost nine months after being indicted on September 12 for spanking his child with a switch.

Adrian, a Palestine High School graduate, sent an email to ESPN saying:

"I'm returning because I want to. I'm part of this football team and I owe it to the guys I play with and to our coaches. I'm looking forward to getting back on the field. It's what I love to do."