Hearing in Peterson nightclub case set for Aug. 6

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s court date is set for Aug. 6 on a misdemeanor charge from an incident last weekend at a Houston nightclub.

Peterson was charged with resisting arrest after allegedly getting into a confrontation with an off-duty officer.

Peterson had his initial hearing on Friday and told reporters that he is “200 percent innocent” and that he did not initiate contact with anyone.

“I didn’t push, shove, touch anything to anyone that night, especially an officer,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “I definitely don’t have a problem with the Houston P.D. This involves two individual officers that I have an issue with. Once everything is settled and (comes) to a head, the truth will come out.”

Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin said that Peterson was “struck at least twice in the face for absolutely no legitimate reason.”

Peterson tore his ACL and MCL on Dec. 24 last season after rushing for 970 yards and 12 touchdowns. Vikings training camp begins July 27.