Besides learning that has wife Ashley was the victim, and she stayed on the flight, there were very few other details on the case.
However now, more details have emerged, and Peterson has spoke out about the situation, according to Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston.
In fact, he was shocked he was even put in handcuffs in the first place, and said it was a misunderstanding after him and his wife got into a verbal argument:
“I was literally mind-blown that they took me to jail. They were like, ‘I’m sorry, Mr. Peterson, but because she had a scratch on her finger, (in) the state of California, we have to take you in.’
I sit there and watch the plane pull back and take off and I’m just like, ‘Wow! I cannot believe this is happening right now. I’m going to jail, and I literally didn’t do anything.'”
He was arrested at 9:20 AM PST and released on $50,000 bond yesterday afternoon.
“It’s blown out of proportion. Me and the wife got into an argument on the plane. That was pretty much the gist of it. I ended up grabbing her hand and taking her ring off her finger.
She didn’t press any charges. The state of California pressed charges because there was a scratch on her hand.”
Literally that’s why I went to jail, because the ring left a scratch on her finger. We just had a disagreement. I know the headlines: Domestic violence. You’d think I beat her up or something. It was nothing like that.”
The former star Minnesota Vikings running back said a fellow passenger made the situation a much bigger deal than it really was:
“She kind of made it more than it was and brought more attention to it. Only thing I will say is it looks horrible because Adrian Peterson (was) arrested for domestic violence.
I don’t hit women. It’s not that type of situation, and it just looks bad. I’ll deal with it, and God willing get the charges dropped and move on.”
Definitely seems like it may haven been blown out of proportion, but we’ll see how it all shakes out.
I would expect the charges to be dropped shortly… stay tuned.
ICYMI: @AdrianPeterson, in a telephone interview with FOX 26 Sports, on the incident that caused him to be arrested in LA: “I was literally mindblown that they took me to jail.They were like I’m sorry Mr. Peterson, but because she had a scratch on her finger, (in) the state of..” pic.twitter.com/qB2Ay77fPQ