As Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to have an amazing season on the field, he got some good news off the field as well: Charges against him stemming from an incident in a Houston bar during the offseason have been dropped.
Peterson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson today that he has been informed he will not face charges for resisting arrest. He had previously been scheduled for a court date on Thursday, but prosecutors apparently felt there wasn’t enough evidence against Peterson — as Peterson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin had previously predicted.
“They dropped the charges,” Peterson told Anderson. “Thank God.”
The charges always seemed both out of character for Peterson and odd in that the police were claiming he had resisted arrest, and yet they didn’t actually arrest him for anything other than resisting. The Houston Police Department claimed that Peterson shoved an off-duty officer, but Peterson always insisted he didn’t push, shove or touch anyone, and now he’s been vindicated.