After Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made an initial court appearance on a charge of resisting arrest, lawyer Rusty Hardin planned to try to persuade the prosecution to drop the case.
Apparently, it hasn’t happened. At least not yet.
And so Peterson is back in court on Monday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He’s missing a day of training camp, but since he’s still on the PUP list he really isn’t missing anything.
Today’s court proceeding most likely falls within the general category of the various get-togethers that happen before trial starts.
It seems highly unlikely that Peterson ever would be convicted via proof beyond a reasonable doubt, given Hardin’s claim that at least six eyewitnesses say Peterson did nothing wrong.
Still, the problem is that the two sides need to find a way to save face, if the prosecution is going to fold the tents. With Peterson insisting that he’s innocent, it’s hard to stake out the middle ground of some lesser charge that Peterson would accept.