Report: Adrian Peterson could get fine and be done

It would appear that Adrian Peterson is intent on fighting the misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest that he picked up Saturday morning after a nightclub incident in Houston.

Why else would the Minnesota Vikings running back retain the services of Rusty Hardin, a high-profile attorney?

But NFL.com reports Peterson could get off with just a fine in the case because it is a misdemeanor and he has a clean record. Houston Police Department spokesperson Kese Smith said the case will likely be completed soon.

Peterson is due in court on Friday. Maybe he’s content paying a fine and going on his way. Or perhaps he has Hardin on his side now to fight the charge and declare his innocence. Stay tuned.

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