Vikings RB Adrian Peterson cleared by grand jury of resisting arrest in Houston club

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson cleared by grand jury of resisting arrest in Houston club

Credit: KHOU

NFL player Adrian Peterson in a Houston court Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM

HOUSTON—Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was no-billed by a Harris County grand jury Tuesday on charges of resisting arrest at a local nightclub, according to attorney Rusty Hardin.

Hardin said Peterson was in Houston Tuesday to testify about the July 7 incident at Live! at Bayou Police. After hearing his side of the story, grand jurors cleared Peterson.

Police claimed Peterson took an ‘aggressive stance’ towards off-duty officers when asked to leave the club at closing time. They accused him of shoving an officer, causing him to stumble.

He was jailed briefly.

Peterson denied the charges from the beginning.

"I’m 110-percent, 200-percent innocent. I didn’t push, shove, touch anything or anyone that night—especially an officer," he said during his first court appearance on July 13. "I definitely don’t have a problem with the Houston PD. This involved two individual officers that I have a issue with. And you know once everything is settled and to a head, the truth will come out."

In an earlier statement, Hardin said that Peterson was "struck [by police] at least twice in the face for absolutely no legitimate reason."

Peterson is a Texas native who makes his offseason home in Houston.

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