Adrian Peterson Gives His Side Of The Story On Domestic Violence Arrest At LAX

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After news came out yesterday of Adrian Peterson’s arrest for domestic violence, Peterson gave Fox 26 his side of the story.

Peterson told Mark Berman of Fox 26, “I was literally mind-blown that they took me to jail.” Peterson said that the police told him “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.”

Peterson’s side of the story is that he and his wife got into an argument on the plane. Peterson says he ended up grabbing her hand and taking her ring off her finger.

“She didn’t press any charges,” Peterson said. “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.”

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