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Adrian Peterson Arrest: Vikings Tailback Has Bruises Examined By Doctor

The Adrian Peterson arrest saga rages on, as the troubled tailback's laywer, Rusty Hardin, continues to sheds doubt on whether his client was the aggressor through the media.

After again claiming that Peterson was the true victim of the incident through various outlets, Hardin revealed that his client saw a doctor on Tuesday to have the bruising above his eye inspected according to ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert:

Hardin told NFL Live that Peterson visited a doctor Tuesday to have bruises over his eye examined. During an interview with KFAN-100.3 in the Twin Cities, Hardin said Peterson got "punched in the face by fists several times" in the melee. He also had both shoulders pulled, according to Hardin, but the injuries are considered minor.

Although Hardin himself reiterated the minor overall nature of the injuries Peterson suffered (we're talking about bruises), the fact they were still serious enough to warrant seeing a doctor at all is interesting. The Pro Bowl runner has maintained his innocence throughout this ordeal while some have been quick to unfairly throw him under the bus, but only time will tell as more information comes out.

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