Adrian Peterson: '200 percent innocent' in nightclub incident
HOUSTON (KMSP) -
Adrian Peterson, appearing in a Houston court Friday morning, said he's "200 percent innocent."
The Minnesota Vikings running back is accused of resisting arrest and pushing an off-duty police officer at a nightclub last Saturday morning.
His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, says Peterson is the real victim in all this, and he's the one who was assaulted. According to Hardin, Peterson did not resist arrest and was struck by police for "no legitimate" reason
Peterson is only facing a misdemeanor, but still wants to get the charges cleared.
"I didn't push, shove, touch anything to anyone that night, especially an officer," Peterson said. "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."
The court case has been reset for Aug. 6.
Hardin and prosecutors met before the hearing and agreed on the delay "to ensure that every relevant witness is heard from."