Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested over the weekend, but he wants to tell his side of the story.
He hired attorney Rusty Hardin to help him fight this case aggressively and on Monday, Hardin released a statement.
“Adrian Peterson did not resist arrest this past Saturday morning and any suggestion that he pushed, struck or shoved a Houston Police Officer is a total fabrication,” the statement reads. “He, in fact, was struck at least twice in the face for absolutely no legitimate reason, and when all the evidence is impartially reviewed, it will clearly show Adrian was the victim, not the aggressor.”
The statement goes on further to state that they have investigated this case and feel that justice was not served.
“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.”
Peterson’s dad, Nelson Peterson, also spoke to the media about what happened and said that the officer who arrested his son used vulgar language. He told the Pioneer Press that Adrian suffered a black eye and that he did not push the officer.
So far the two sides have told different stories, which means the truth lies somewhere in the middle. In the end, this arrest will likely not harm Peterson’s career. It’s a very minor offense and police have said that Adrian will receive a fine for his misdemeanor resisting charge.