NFL superstar Adrian Peterson shared his side of the domestic violence arrest that happened on Super Bowl Sunday. Peterson said he was mindblown they arrested him.
“I was literally mind-blown that they took me to jail,” Peterson told Fox 26’s Berman. “They were like, ‘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.’ I sit there and watch the plane pull back and take off and I’m just like, ‘Wow! I cannot believe this is happening right now. I’m going to jail, and I literally didn’t do anything.’
“It’s blown out of proportion. Me and the wife got into an argument on the plane. That was pretty much the gist of it. I ended up grabbing her hand and taking her ring off her finger. She didn’t press any charges. 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.”
“Only thing I will say is it looks horrible because Adrian Peterson arrested for domestic violence,” Peterson said. “I don’t hit women. It’s not that type of situation and it just looks bad. I’ll deal with it and God willing get the charges dropped and move on.”
Peterson was in Los Angeles for a Super Bowl party and flying home to the Houston area. Peterson was arrested for a felony charge but the NFL legend will NOT face felony domestic violence charges, despite initially being booked for the serious charge. According to TMZ Sports, the DA’s office elected not to charge the 36-year-old running back.