HOUSTON Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was no-billed by a Harris County grand jury Tuesday on chargesof resisting arrestat a local nightclub, according to attorney Rusty Hardin.
Hardin said Peterson was in Houston Tuesday to testify aboutthe July 7 incident at Live! at Bayou Police. Afterhearing 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. Theyaccused 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.