Check here for delays and closings

State Of Texas Contests Adrian Peterson’s Bond Because He Smoked Marijuana

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s