Adrian Peterson Cleared Of Resisting Arrest Charge
Adrian Peterson is officially out of trouble with the law.
In a grand jury appearance that lasted just 25 minutes, Adrian Peterson saw his resisting arrest charge dismissed and an ugly chapter dating back to July finished, NFL.com noted.
Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin of Rusty Hardin & Associated LLP, said after the grand jury found no probably cause, the motion will be dismissed on Wednesday, which he characterized as a final technicality.
“It’s over,” Hardin said.
Adrian Peterson was charged in July after police said he “assumed an aggressive stance” outside a Houston club and refused to leave the premises.
Peterson had contested the account.
“We always said he didn’t act out, he didn’t push the officer,” Hardin said. “They had six officers working that night; two acted out of line. We thought when a group of citizens heard it all, we were confident he’d be found not guilty.”
With the incident behind him, Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings can focus on their surprising season. After finishing near the bottom of the league last year, the Vikings are 6-4 and in the thick of the playoff hunt in the NFC.
As the Vikings are doing well, so is Adrian Peterson. Through 10 games he already has 1,128 yards rushing, first in the NFL. His 5.8 yards per carry through the first half of the 2012 season also marks the best average of his career so far.