Adrian Peterson’s trial for child abuse will begin in a few months after he pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson appeared in court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to charges of reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, but he did not get a firm court date.
Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked that a trial be scheduled as soon as possible. Hardin said Peterson is facing harsh criticism in the media without the ability to defend himself.
Judge Kelly Case said no date before Thanksgiving was available on the court docket. December 1 is the earliest date available, although Case said it’s possible that other cases could be resolved in the mean time and that Peterson’s case could be moved up.
“This is a really good man that I’m incredibly proud to represent,” Hardin told media reporters afterwards. “This is a case about parenting decisions and whether something unfortunate happened when a parenting decision was made by a man who believes strongly and loves his children very much.”