Texas prosecutors are seeking the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, after he allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while he is awaiting trial on a felony child abuse charge. (AP)
Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Tex., have filed paperwork seeking the arrest of Adrian Peterson, who reportedly admitted that he “smoked a little weed” in violation of the conditions of his bond.
Peterson is free on bond as he awaits trial on a charge of negligent injury to a child and, as a condition of the bond, must submit to drug tests. While giving a urine sample on Wednesday, he told an employee of the testing company that he had used marijuana, according to documents obtained by Fox Houston and TMZ. However, it is unclear whether he indeed failed the test. Peterson, who has a tentative trial date of Dec. 1, is accused of whipping his 4-year-old son with a switch, leaving welts and scratches on the child’s arms, legs and genitals.
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon asked the judge in the case to set aside the $15,000 bond posted by the Minnesota Vikings running back and order him arrested again. It is also, possible, the Houston Chronicle reports, that the judge will simply raise the bond amount.
“In light of this statement, and the fact that it was made during the urinalysis testing process, and the term ‘weed’ is a common slang term for marijuana, the State urges the defendant has smoked marijuana while on bond for the current offense,” the court document reads (via the Chronicle).
It is, however, unlikely that any action will occur Thursday because, according to Fox Houston, the presiding judge in Peterson’s case will hold a hearing on the prosecutor’s attempt to get …read more