viking22 had this in the FanPosts earlier, but I wanted to touch on it here.
Yes, the Minnesota Vikings' star running back had his court hearing on his resisting arrest charge pushed back to August 6. In a statement in front of the courthouse in Houston today, Peterson made an interesting statement with his attorney, Rusty Hardin, by his side.
"I didn't push, shove, touch anything to anyone that night, especially an officer," Peterson told reporters Friday, flanked by his attorney Rusty Hardin. "I definitely don't have a problem with the Houston P.D. This involves two individual officers that I have an issue with. Once everything is settled and [comes] to a head, the truth will come out."
It will be interesting to see how it came to be that Peterson has an issue with these specific officers. But, as the Star-Tribune article points out, Peterson has still not been charged with anything beyond "resisting arrest," and there has still been no mention of what the officers in question might have wanted to arrest Peterson for in the first place.
Peterson is required to attend the hearing in Houston on August 6, which is just four days before the Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 pre-season opener at Candlestick Park. Given that Peterson is likely to be extremely limited this pre-season and, in all likelihood, wouldn't have played in that one anyway, I don't think this is going to be a problem for him.