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Adrian Peterson Misses Monday Training Camp For Court Appearance, Pre-Trial Dates Set

It was reported earlier on Monday that running back Adrian Peterson was set to miss a day of Minnesota Vikings training camp to attend court. The court date was in reference to an incident on July 7, where Peterson allegedly struggled with two off-duty police officers who were working security jobs at a nightclub. Peterson was asked to leave and allegedly shoved one officer, and denies all charges.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the court appearance was uneventful, and that prosecutors requested more time to review his case. Two pre-trial dates were set for Sept. 27 and Nov. 15, according to the piece. This is right in the middle of the regular season, which is noteworthy at this point.

As far as missing camp is concerned, Peterson is unable to take instruction while on the practice field regardless, as he's on the physically unable to perform list with dual ACL and MCL injuries from a season ago. The Vikings hope he'll be ready by the start of the regular season, and were probably hoping that his legal issues would be up by then.

It's worth noting that Peterson remained calm and seemed confident things would go his way, which is a good sign, coupled with the lack of actual information and hard evidence regarding the incident.

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