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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, charges against Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from an incident in a Houston night club Independence Day weekend have been dropped.
"They dropped the charges," Peterson told Josina Anderson. "Thank God."
Originally reported on July 7th, the incident had Peterson scheduled to be in court this coming Thursday to settle the matter. Instead, Peterson will be allowed to spend his bye week relaxing with his family.
UPDATE: In a story posted to ProFootballTalk.com, Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, explained how they were able to get the charges dropped.
"We thought this is what would happen," Hardin told PFT. "But we thought we'd have to have a trial to make it happen. He didn't push shove or hit a police officer, and he didn't resist any police officer."
Hardin explained they had unconvered three "red flags" that would prove AP was innocent.
"First, several employees of the club insisted that Peterson did nothing wrong," PFT reported. "Second, four of the six police officers who were on the scene said they didn’t see anything. Third, none of the many patrons who were present in the club for the incident were quoted as corroborating the arresting officer in the police report."
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