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Adrian Peterson In Court On Friday After Houston Arrest

After being arrested for resisting arrest back on Saturday, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings hired high profile attorney Rusty Hardin for his case. They finally appeared in court on Friday on the misdemeanor charge and the attorneys involved in the case agreed to reset the case to August 6.

Hardin, who recently was involved in the infamous Roger Clemens case of lying to a court about his alleged use of steroids, had unkind words to say about the club and the officer who were involved in Peterson's arrest at the Live! at Bayou nightclub in Houston:

"Adrian Peterson did not resist arrest this past Saturday morning and any suggestion that he pushed, struck or shoved a Houston Police Officer is a total fabrication," Hardin said in an email released Monday afternoon. "He, in fact, was struck at least twice in the face for absolutely no legitimate reason, and when all the evidence is impartially reviewed, it will clearly show Adrian was the victim, not the aggressor."

Peterson has already stated that he feels that reasonable doubt is on his side, but we'll need to wait a while before any verdict is handed down in his case.

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