The descent of Adrian Peterson has been spectacular as it has been frighteningly fast. You want to hide your eyes and cover your ears because you don’t know what other scandal will emerge about the certain Hall of Fame superstar for the Minnesota Vikings.
Adrian Peterson, the former NFL MVP who is facing child abuse charges in Texas, submitted to a urinalysis examination during his first court appearance Wednesday morning and admitted that he “smoked a little weed,” according to court documents.
As a result of yet another Peterson transgression, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office filed a motion requesting that Peterson, who is out on bail, have his $15,000 bond revoked and be arrested again due to his drug use.
There is no timetable to when a ruling on the arrest will be heard in the Ninth District Court.
Peterson did not speak, but his attorney, Rusty Hardin insisted that Peterson was not guilty of the charges.
“He is a really good guy,” Hardin said. “He is the same guy he was before all these things started happening publicly…I urge all of you to wait. Just don’t rush to judgement.”
Peterson, 29, was arraigned on charges of abusing his his 4-year-old-son but did not enter a plea becuase prosecutor Brett Ligon requested that Judge Kelly W. Case remove himself from the case because Ligon alleged that Case referred to Peterson’s defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, and Ligon as “media whores.”
Peterson’s trial is tentatively schedule to commence on Dec. 1.
Peterson has not played for the Minnesota Vikings since the season opener. The Vikings placed him on the commissioner’s exempt list, meaning that he was barred from all team activities, including games. He is still being paid his $11 million salary for the season.