Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, currently on leave while dealing with child abuse charges, has been revealed to have faced a startling set of unrelated allegations back in 2011, per a report filed by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
According to reporters Mike Kaszuba, Rochelle Olson, and Paul McEnroe, Peterson was at the center of an Eden Prarie investigation back in 2011 that included the accusation of rape, along with a relative's allegations that Peterson funded an orgy for his underage brother with his charity's credit card:
The 38-page police report details a night of drinking, arguing and sex that involved the running back, two relatives — including Peterson’s brother, a minor — and four women, in various pairs. One of those present, Chris Brown, a Peterson relative who lives with him in Eden Prairie, told police that he paid for the room using a company credit card for Peterson’s All Day, Inc.
As the night wore on, the report says, one woman who said she knew Peterson previously became upset when she saw him having sex with another woman. She started an argument that lasted at least an hour. According to the report, when she told him that she was “emotionally attached to him,” Peterson reminded her that he was engaged to another woman and had a baby.
The next day one of the women filed a police complaint that was investigated for months. Peterson insisted on his innocence and, at one point, arrived to provide evidence at police headquarters through a back door, his face shrouded by the hood of his sweatshirt.
His attorney, Peter Wold, arranged for Peterson to take a polygraph test, and said he quickly passed and that he also tested “clean” for drugs.
“The presumption of guilt is magnified for someone like AP, even when he’s innocent,” said Wold via the Tribune's report.
It should be duly noted that Hennepin County prosecutors, after reviewing the report, declined to file charges against Peterson. Therefore, these charges were never substantiated in a court of law.
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