Found July 10, 2012 on IMAGE CPR SPORTS:
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."

Adrian Peterson’s dad claims police were “vulgar, disrespectful” to son

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. Nelson...

Attorney: Peterson a 'victim'

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."

Peterson lawyer: Police were aggressors

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...

Police expect fine for Peterson, but his attorney disputes allegations

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, Hardin released a statement on Monday that blames the police...

Adrian Peterson’s mug shot is released

Twitter @TomPelissero 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.

Rusty Hardin: Adrian Peterson was a victim, not an aggressor

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...

High-profile Hardin defends Vikings' Peterson

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...

Peterson's Friday hearing just a formality

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...

Vikings won't need to rush Peterson's recovery

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...

Big-name Houston lawyer to defend Vikings RB

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...

Police expect fine for Peterson, who hires attorney Hardin

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...

Peterson fighting charges in public spotlight

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...

Eagles RB Dion Lewis arrested on Felony Charges for pulling a Fire Alarm

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. writes: Lewis, along...
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