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The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is now claiming that police officers hit his client.
"He has the kind of injuries that are suffered sometimes in a scuffle," Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin told the NFL Network.
"He was hit a couple of times in the head, up near his eyes, and has bruises there and on his cheekbone. There was no reason for any officer to be hitting him, which they did."
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson works on strengthening his left knee on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (Credit: AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
Adrian Peterson’s father, Nelson Peterson, says that his son was mistreated by the police and not the perpetrator, when he was arrested and charged with resisting arrest in a Houston bar over the weekend.
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The attorney for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, issued a statement that claims his client was struck in the face twice and and that Peterson "was the victim, not the aggressor."
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn't the aggressor and was hit multiple times by arresting officers when he was arrested last weekend, attorney Rusty Hardin told NFL Network. A police spokesperson said Sunday that Peterson pushed an off-duty police officer working security. He was arrested for resisting arrest, fined $1,000 and stayed in jail for several hours...
Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas for resisting arrest. Meanwhile, Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, reportedly said the allegation that Peterson shoved a police officer is a "complete fabrication." According to NFL.com, Hardin released a statement on Monday that blames the police...
Thanks to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, we have a copy of Adrian Peterson’s mug shot. What a pretty mug shot it is.
I can’t tell if Peterson looks drunk, since I myself rarely drink and don’t get drunk. But he does look happy.
Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson (28) faces the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Minneapolis. (Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
It is becoming clear that Adrian Peterson wants to not only be exonerated on charges that he resisted arrest in a Houston bar over the weekend, but also to demonstrate that he was the victim of mistreatment at the hands...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. High-profile attorney Rusty Hardin said the facts presented against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson are a "total fabrication" in a released statement on Monday.Peterson, 27, hired Hardin to represent him following Peterson's weekend arrest and charges of resisting arrest following an incident at a Houston area nightclub early Saturday...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is having to defend himself from both a charge of resisting arrest by the Houston Police Department and public criticism as he heads to his first court hearing Friday.But he won't show up in a Houston courtroom alone. Not after hiring high-profile attorney Rusty Hardin, who has been telling Peterson's side of the story all week...
This is the second in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 27 start of camp.July 10: Quarterbacks
July 11: Running backs and fullbacks
July 12: Wide receivers
July 13: Tight ends
July 16: Offensive linemen
July 17: Defensive linemen
July 18: Linebackers
July 19: Safeties
July 20: Cornerbacks
July 23: Specialists
July 24: Coaches
July 25: 5 things...
HOUSTON Adrian Peterson's reputation off the field apparently is as important to him as his on-field persona.
The hard-nosed Minnesota Vikings running back, who was charged with resisting arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston nightclub, has hired Houston-based attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him.
Hardin recently made headlines for his successful defense of major league...
Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas. A spokesman told NFL Network Peterson is very likely to be fined because he's facing a misdemeanor charge. Peterson, who hired Roger Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, was arrested early Saturday at a Houston nightclub for resisting arrest. He spent the night...
HOUSTON -- Adrian Peterson's reputation will not go quietly into the night.
The Minnesota Vikings running back, who was arrested and charged with resisting arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston night club, has hired Rusty Hardin for legal representation. You probably remember Hardin as the guy who successfully defended Roger Clemens in his perjury trial, and you probably...
When the news broke about the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson this past weekend, it got me thinking about some things.
Despite not knowing most of the facts about the situation, many fans greeted the news of his arrest with jeers and snickers. I get it, it’s what fans do. Whenever a member of a rival team (especially a hated rival team like the Vikings...
Adrian Peterson will have a hired gun with him Friday when he is due in court for his initial appearance following his arrest Saturday morning on charges of resisting arrest. The Minnesota Vikings running back has hired attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him, according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. Hardin, you will recall, is the high-profile lawyer who worked for Roger Clemens when...
According to The Albany Times-Union, Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson wasn’t the only RB to be arrested this weekend.
Dion Lewis, a fifth round draft pick for the Eagles in 2011 was also arrested, but his charges are much more than that of Peterson’s. Lewis was arrested Saturday in a Albany Hotel on Felony charges for falsely reporting a fire.