Hearing for Vikings' Peterson Pushed to August 6

By KBJR News 1

Hearing for Vikings' Peterson Pushed to August 6

July 13, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM CDT

Houston, TX (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The hearing for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been pushed back to August 6, that according to a report by CBS Sports.

Peterson was in court on a charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest, that coming from an alleged altercation with three off-duty Houston police officers at a Houston nightclub.

"I just want to say to all my family, friends, and fans that I am 110 percent, 200 percent innocent," Peterson said outside the courtroom on Friday morning. "I didn't push, shove, or touch anyone that night, especially an officer."

The Vikings running back allegedly pushed one of the officers when asked for his identification and then began shouting and acting aggressively.

Authorities say three off-duty officers were needed to subdue Peterson, who then spent the night in jail and was released the next morning on a $1,000 bond.

The delay in the hearing date comes so prosecutors can speak to more witnesses, but a Harris County District Attorney spokesperson called the move "routine."

Peterson tore his anterior cruciate ligament on December 24 of last year, and he has been working toward a return to game action this season.

The 27-year-old running back has played five seasons with Minnesota, totaling 6,752 yards and 64 touchdowns in that time. The Vikings signed him to a seven-year, $96 million contract in 2011.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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