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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Adrian Peterson resolves legal issue

By Kevin Seifert


From the start, Adrian Peterson's run-in with Houston police last summer seemed out of character. The Minnesota Vikings' tailback has flaws like anyone else, but reports that he pushed a police offer and later assumed a "violent stance" at a nightclub were a departure from Peterson's life history.

It appears that a Houston court has agreed. The charge will be dropped, Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Attorney Rusty Hardin told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Peterson testified Tuesday and a grand jury found no probable cause for arrest. The charges will officially be dropped Wednesday.

That should mean Peterson will escape NFL punishment as well. The league reserves the right to issue discipline regardless of legal developments, but it's unclear what the league would punish Peterson for in this instance.