LOS ANGELES – the Los Angeles County The district attorney’s office chose not to file a felony complaint against the former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson in connection with alleged incident of domestic violenceinstead referring the case to the city attorney’s office on Tuesday to determine whether a misdemeanor case is warranted.
“He was referred to our office today and we will be looking into the case,” said Rob Wilcox of the Los Angeles the city attorney’s office said.
Peterson was arrested on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after an alleged incident of domestic violence aboard a jet.
The incident prompted a departing flight to return to LAX.
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At approximately 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles airport police responded to the alleged verbal and physical altercation between a man and a woman, according to a statement released by airport police.
Peterson, 36, was taken into custody and booked at the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Pacific Division for alleged bodily harm to a spouse.
He posted $50,000 bond and was released shortly before 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to prison records.
Peterson’s wife addressed the issue in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
“Sunday Adrian and I had a verbal argument. Unfortunately it was on a plane,” she wrote. “At no time did Adrian hit or hit me. This is a private matter between my husband and me. We ask everyone to respect our privacy so that we can focus on what matters most: our children. “
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