The attorney of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson claims that his client was not the aggressor during Friday night’s altercation with Houston police, but he was rather a victim.
Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin released the following statement: ”We have been investigating what happened since Saturday afternoon, and it is absolutely clear to me that the charges should not have been filed, and the Bayou Club owes Adrian an apology for having put out a totally false version of what happened.
“Adrian Peterson does not act the way he has been described in the initial reports, and he did not act that way Saturday morning. He was only in that club for 30 to 40 minutes, was never objectionable to other patrons, and never physically resisted any police officer. Adrian is extremely upset about these false allegations.
“These charges are totally at odds with the way he has conducted himself throughout his career, and he asks that his fans and the public at large reserve judgment until they hear all the facts. Adrian looks forward to his day in court.”
Nelson Peterson, who didn’t witness the incident, told the Pioneer Press it’s his understanding Peterson did not push the off-duty officer, pointing out that Peterson is not charged with assault or any more serious crime.
“Adrian is kind of frustrated because he’s the kind of guy who’s tried to do the right things in society and he cares about being a high-character guy,” Nelson Peterson told the newspaper. “He has a 9-year-old daughter, so he doesn’t want her hearing in the news about how he’s being perceived.”