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Adrian Peterson Arrest: Rusty Hardin Issues Statement On 'Totally False Version' Of Events

On Monday afternoon, Rusty Hardin, the high-profile attorney who was hired by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following his arrest on Friday night in Houston, quickly got to work defending his client.

Via Pro Football Talk:

"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 a statement, via Josina Anderson of ESPN. "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."

Hardin also represented former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens in his recent perjury trial, in which he was absolved of all charges.

Peterson is being charged with resisting arrest but will also be looking to sue the Houston Police Department for mistreatment by it's officers. The 27-year-old running back hopes that Hardin can help him come out victorious in both situations.

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