But days after, the Los Angeles Country District Attorney’s Office decided to not charge him of any offense.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has decided not to charge Adrian Peterson in connection to his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport for what airport officials said was domestic violence, a representative told TMZ Sports.
— ESPN (@espn) February 16, 2022
That decision came after the 36-year-old Peterson got booked at the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division.
However, he’s on a $50,000 bail and released on bond.
His wife, Ashley, did not press charges either and went back to Houston as Peterson was detained.
She also defended her husband via Instagram, saying that they had a verbal argument on the plane going to Los Angeles and Peterson did not physically abuse her at all.
She also asked for privacy as they deal with this private matter.
A History Of Concerns
There’s no question that Peterson is one of the more talented running backs to ever play in the NFL.
He currently ranks fifth in career rushing yards with 14,918 and plans to continue playing in 2022.
However, this recent incident might turn off teams that are interested to acquire his services.
Unfortunately, it’s also not the first time he got arrested for violence.
In 2014, he was charged with felony child abuse when he used a switch to spank his then four-year-old son.
The impact of the abuse caused cuts and bruises on the child’s body.
Peterson pleaded not guilty and his charge was reduced to misdemeanor reckless assault.
All he got from his offense was two-year probation, 80 hours of community service, and a $4,000 fine.
Sadly, “All Day” was never the same player on the field after that.
He’s way past his prime and there are better running backs than him.
The Tennessee Titans tried bringing him in to compensate for the injured Derrick Henry.
But his performance made them miss the 2020 Offensive Player of the Year more.