MONTGOMERY COUNTY (KETK) — According to My Fox Houston, prosecutors with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office have filed documents to have Palestine native and National Football League star Adrian Peterson arrested after he reportedly admitted to using drugs in violation of his bond conditions.
FOX 26 News reports prior to giving a urine sample for a regulated drug test, Peterson admitted to a staffer he had ‘smoked a little weed.” Peterson is required to submit to drug testing regularly after being charged with child abuse.
The Houston media outlet says the Montgomery County District Attorney has asked the judge in this case to set aside Peterson’s bond and have him arrested again.
Action will not likely be taken on Thursday as the presiding judge is facing a recusal trial set for Friday after he allegedly called the prosecuting and defending attorneys “media whores.”
On Wednesday, September 17, the Minnesota Vikings announced Peterson would not play again until his legal issues were resolved.
Peterson turned himself in to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Saturday, September 13, on a felony charge of child abuse. He’s accused of using a switch to discipline his son, according to his attorney. According to the police reports, Peterson’s four-year-old son suffered cuts to his legs, hands, arms, buttocks and genitals at the hands of the Palestine native.
According to Texas law, a person can be convicted of injury to a child if they are proven to have caused bodily or mental injury “intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence” or causing such harm by omission.
According to KHOU in Houston, “a photo, allegedly texted by Peterson to the boy’s mother, shows a head wound to the boy covered by two bandages. Other photos, allegedly taken weeks later, reveal a scar over his right eye.”
The report also stated the incident stemmed from the child cussing at a sibling. The child was then allegedly hurt while Peterson was disciplining him in a car. Peterson said in a text that the child hit his head on a car seat.
In 2013, another one of Peterson’s sons died after allegedly being abused and beat to death by another man.
Authorities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, found the 2-year-old boy unresponsive, and later determined he’d suffered injuries to his head consistent with abuse.
Peterson is considered one of the best running backs in the NFL, if not the best. In 2011, he agreed to a lucrative contract, which NFL.com reported would be worth $100 million over a seven-year period.