State Of Texas Contests Adrian Peterson’s Bond Because He Smoked Marijuana
Adrian Peterson’s legal troubles just became a bit more difficult.
The state of Texas is trying to have Peterson’s bond revoked because of evidence that he smoked marijuana while out on bond.
Peterson was arrested and charged with one count of injury to a child in September for allegedly hitting his son with a “switch,” or a tree branch; he posted the $15,000 bond. However, when he made his first appearance in court on Wednesday he was forced to perform a urine test. Peterson told an employee at the lab that he smoke some “weed.”
In response to the request for bond to be revoked, Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said hearing for the request can’t be heard until it’s determined if Judge Kelly Case will hear the case or recuse himself. According to CNN, Case made comments on Oct. 2 calling Hardin and Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon “media whore(s).” Hardin said he wasn’t offended, but Ligon says it could prejudice the case and be considered as “biased toward the state of Texas.” That hearing is expected to take place next week.
In the meantime, Peterson remains free on bond.