Adrian Peterson arrested on domestic violence charge

Adrian Peterson, a former NFL MVP and the fifth-leading rusher in league history, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport following an alleged domestic violence incident on a plane that was set to depart for Houston; the 36-year-old is currently a free agent

Last Updated: 14/02/22 2:54pm

Adrian Peterson was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge on Sunday morning in Los Angeles, according to reports Adrian Peterson was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge on Sunday morning in Los Angeles, according to reports

Adrian Peterson was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge on Sunday morning in Los Angeles, according to reports

Adrian Peterson was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge on Sunday morning in Los Angeles, according to multiple media reports.

Peterson, a former NFL MVP and the fifth-leading rusher in league history, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport following an incident that allegedly occurred on a plane that was set to depart for Houston.

Police were alerted and the plane was forced to return to the gate „due to an alleged verbal and physical altercation between a male suspect and female victim“, according to NFL.com. Police investigated and decided to take Peterson into custody.

Per ESPN, Peterson was given a bail of $50,000 and was released later on Sunday on bond. He has a court date set for June 16.

Peterson had a stint with the Tennessee Titans during the 2021 NFL season Peterson had a stint with the Tennessee Titans during the 2021 NFL season

Peterson had a stint with the Tennessee Titans during the 2021 NFL season

Peterson reportedly grabbed his wife Ashley’s wedding ring and scratched her finger, according to a source which further noted that Ashley Peterson was not going to press charges.

„This is a private misunderstanding between husband and wife and we anticipate it will all be resolved shortly,“ the Petersons’ representative said in a statement to ESPN.

Ashley Peterson and the other passengers were able to continue their flight to Houston.

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Adrian Peterson was charged with felony child abuse in 2014 and eventually pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanour reckless assault. He was fined, placed on probation and assigned community service; the NFL suspended him for the 2014 season.

Peterson is 36 years old and currently a free agent. He spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks last season.

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