Last July Adrian Peterson was in a night club when an altercation broke out. AP found himself in the middle of the altercation and arrested. Yesterday, a Texas grand jury dismissed the misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. The grand jury reportedly made a quick decision after hearing testimony from Peterson, three night club workers and one of the police officers on the scene that night. Peterson’s lawyer said he testified for nearly thirty minutes, after which the grand jury dismissed the arrest charges for lack of probable cause.
“Part of the issue was–and people don’t understand–that when a lot of these ballplayers go to a club like that, and the place is closed, they wait until it’s mostly cleared out so they’re not hassled,” Peterson’s attorney Hardin said. “They’re used to sort of hanging and staying until most people were out. The people that worked there recognized that, but there were two police officers that got carried away.”
The entire account seemed uncharacteristic of Peterson’s typical demeanor. The grand jury appears to agree. Hopefully AP can now put this behind him and focus on continuing his amazing comeback to the game he loves.