(HOUSTON) — Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could soon be arrested for violating his bond as he awaits trial on child abuse.
ESPN reports that during a hearing in Houston Wednesday in which the NFL star did not enter a plea, Peterson allegedly told a court staffer that he had smoked marijuana before a drug test.
Now, Texas officials have filed a document to put Peterson in jail for this alleged transgression.
Peterson already faces charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child after allegedly hitting his son with a switch, leaving welts and bruises. If convicted, he could face between six months and two years in prison.
After briefly reinstating Peterson last month, the Vikings benched their star pending the outcome of his trial scheduled for Dec. 1. Peterson was also placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, meaning he is still collecting $11.75 million in salary this season.
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