The Adrian Peterson arrest seems to get more interesting as it goes along, and Peterson is looking like he plans to fight the charge and take it seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Peterson has hired a high-profile attorney to take his case.
Filed to ESPN: Adrian Peterson has hired high-profile attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him after weekend arrest. Hardin was Clemens attny.— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) July 9, 2012
It sounds like the charge is close to being almost dropped already, however, as the Houston Police Department is already backing down. A spokesman recently noted that Peterson will likely just get a fine.
Houston Police spokesman tells NFL.com that Peterson likely to get a fine. Expects case to be adjudicated quickly.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 9, 2012
There is security video from the club of the incident, which from reported accounts sounds suspect, but they have yet to surface.