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Vikings' Peterson cleared of resisting arrest

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was cleared Tuesday on charges of resisting arrest.

Peterson's Houston-based lawyer, Rusty Hardin of Rusty Hardin & Associated, LLP -- the same lawyer who defended Roger Clemens -- said the grand jury found no probable cause and that an official motion to dismiss the charges will be filed Wednesday.

"That's just a technicality to get it off the docket," Hardin told NFL.com. "It's over."

Peterson was charged by Houston police with resisting arrest after an early morning incident outside a club in July. An officer charged that Peterson "assumed an aggressive stance" and refused to leave the premises, an account Peterson refuted.

"We always said he didn't act out, he didn't push the officer," Hardin said. "They had six officers working that night; two acted out of line. We thought when a group of citizens heard it all, we were confident he'd be found not guilty."
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