Adrian Peterson Admits Smoking Pot, Ordered to be Re-Arrested

By Shawn Dwyer 10/09/14

The All-Pro running back saw his bail revoked after admitting to smoking marijuana.

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Looks like Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in trouble again after he allegedly violated the terms of his bond by smoking pot.

Peterson was subjected to a drug test on Wednesday as a condition of his bond in his child abuse case pending in Texas. According to documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Peterson admitted to an employee of the company administering the test that he had "smoked a little weed" recently.

Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas filed paperwork to revoke his bail and ordered him to be re-arrested, stating that his admission was a direct violation of the terms of his bond. He had been free on a $15,000 bond on a charge of felony child abuse after allegedly whipping his four-year-old son with a 'switch' as a means of discipline.

Peterson most likely won't see any action on his admission until after his recusal hearing, which is scheduled for Friday. His attorney, Rusty Hardin, urged people to not "rush to judgment" about his client's fate.

If convicted of felony child abuse, Peterson could face six months to two years in prison, though it's expected that he would be placed on probation for being a first time offender.

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