The district attorney in Montgomery County, Texas, has requested that Adrian Peterson’s bond is set aside and that he be taken into custody.
The motion was filed in the 9th Judicial District court after the Minnesota Vikings star running back admitted that he “smoke a little weed” while out on bond to an employee administering a drug test on Peterson, according to the motion filed by Montgomery County District Attorney’s office on Thursday afternoon.
“In light of the 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 argues that the defendant has smoke marijuana while on bond for the current offense,” the motion read.
Peterson is charged with injury to a child from a May incident in which he admittedly disciplined one of his 4-year-old sons with a switch. Peterson’s defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that Peterson never intended to injure the child but was disciplining him the same way Peterson was disciplined as a child.
The issue of Peterson allegedly violating the stipulations of his $15,000 might not be heard until another motion is heard first. The district attorney’s office previously requested that the judge currently assigned to the case, Kelly Case, be recused from the case after he called lawyers for both sides “media whores” at Peterson’s arraignment on Wednesday. The judge said his comment was meant to be humorous and Hardin brushed off the comment, saying he has been called worse.
Hardin said through a spokesperson for his office, Mary Flood, that Peterson would plead not guilty to the charge of injuring a child.
Peterson is currently on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list and hasn’t played since being indicted for child abuse following the first game of the regular season. He is required to still be paid his $11.75 million base salary while on that list.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer declined comment on Thursday after being informed of the motion filed to bring Peterson into custody.
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