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Texas Prosecutor Wants to Send Adrian Peterson to Jail Because He Admitted to Smoking a "Little Weed"

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Adrian Peterson
Mike Morbeck

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged with felony child abuse after a doctor found bruises along his four-year-old child's leg, submitted to drug testing as part of his $15,000 bond, and reportedly admitted to an employee at the drug testing agency that he "smoked a little weed."

Now the prosecutor in Montgomery County, Texas, wants to revoke Peterson's bond and send him to jail because of his admission. USA Today reports:

"In light of this statement, and the fact that it was made during the urinalysis testing process, and the term 'weed' is a common slang term for marijuana, the state argues that the defendant has smoked marijuana while free on bond for the current offense," the Montgomery County District Attorney's office wrote.

Peterson is on the Exempt/Commissoner's Permission list, meaning he's supposed to "remain away from all team activities" and wouldn't have to take any tests for the NFL, which prohibits marijuana use for its players. More than 30 players have been suspended from the NFL for non-steroid substance use in 2014, about half of which are for performance enhancing drugs.

Drug testing is a common condition for being released under state supervision. Peterson's trial is scheduled for December 1 but may be postponed if a judge recuses himself for calling members of the media "attention whores."

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  1. assholes to left of me, facists to the right,
    Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

    1. Damnit, now I wanna go home and watch Reservoir Dogs.

      1. Just go to the reservoir & skip the middleman.

  2. the prosecutor in Montgomery County, Texas, wants to revoke Peterson’s bond and send him to jail because of his admission because he’s grandstanding and trying to latch on to this to further his career and is a shameless scumbag

  3. reportedly admitted to an employee at the drug testing agency that he “smoked a little weed.”

    He also did admit to beating the shit out of a four year old, but I am glad we take the smoking weed thing more seriously.

    1. Who cares about the four year old? He committed a crime against The State! Lock him up!

      1. No kidding. I saw this on ESPN yesterday where it was one of the main headlines. The tone seemed to be, “well, now it makes sense that he abuses children. After all he is a pot smoker.”

    2. He admitted no such thing, it’s just an upcoming trial. When I was 4 YO, I don’t know that I went a single day without “bumps” on at least one leg. I was always bumping into hard objects.

  4. He meant okra.

  5. How long before the link is made between AP’s weed use and his use of MJ?

    Because you know those fucking stoners love to go on violent rampages against kids.

    1. How long before the link is made between AP’s weed use and his use of MJ?

      I’ll say it’ll be practically immediate.

  6. and the term ‘weed’ is a common slang term for marijuana,

    Who is intended audience of that explanation? Editor!

    1. Fictional Dragnet characters?

  7. He should be sentenced to a regimen of smoking weed as often as practical. Nothing quells violence like pot, except violently devouring an entire box of breakfast cereal.

  8. OT from The Dark Site but I thought I’d throw it out:

    http://thinkprogress.org/justi…..-off-duty/

    In some cities, police departments even set up a database in coordination with local employers that officers can access if they want to work extra hours. John DeCarlo, now a criminal justice professor at John Jay College, said when he was a police chief in Branford, Connecticut, his department even acted as a “broker” of sorts, coordinating payments between private entities and officers for a fee, and considered officers working those jobs to be working for the police department while they did the private work. In New York City, under a program called “Paid for Hire,” the NYPD reportedly gets a 10 percent cut for serving in a similar broker role. Because police carry their law enforcement authority with them, these gigs are part of a trend toward privatization of police. And the rules and circumstances are not always the same.

    1. Combining the worst of both ideas, no wonder it’s coming from New York.

    2. That’s not privatization of police, that’s an extension of the state power of the police into private gigs. It’s the exact opposite of privatization and the worst possible configuration. Now a bouncer could turn out to have the power to arrest you instead of just throw you out of an establishment.

      1. You and your “shades” of “distinction”. PRIVATE BAD! That is all you need to know!

  9. Being a dumb fuck should not be cause enough for the State to lock you in a cage.

  10. By the way AP is trying his best to make Reason’s list of top 5 Anti-Progressives:

    1) He’s rich
    2) The only thing he does “for the children” is beat them
    3) He knocked up 6 different women and didn’t pay for even one measly abortion
    4) He uses a foundation to avoid taxes
    5) He uses his foundation to pay hookers
    6) His foundation helps fund an anti-gay organization

    That is pretty impressive for a guy who a month ago was thought of as a pretty good guy.

    1. It is amazing how quickly Peterson went from happy-go-lucky always-smiling dude that everyone loves even though he runs for 300 yards against your team every sunday to deviant & violent weirdo.

      It’s so bad that it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if video comes out of this dude at a combo crack-smokin’/golden shower party with R. Kelly and Rob Ford.

  11. Am I supposed to feel sorry for this jackass? Reason has articles berating the NFL then has articles crying about the treatment of NFL players who willingly do this stupid shit.

    1. You have to admit, a judge calling two lawyers media whores in print is news.

      1. So telling a bunch of attention whores that they are attention whores is a bad thing? Got it.

        I only wish AP had smoked a little weed before he disciplined his 4 year old. Maybe instead of beating the kids with a tree branch AP would have just chilled the fuck out.

        He’s a moron for smoking pot when he’s out on bond. Just because a law is stupid doesn’t mean you are smart for breaking it.

    2. Sorry for him? No. Outraged that people can be sent to jail for smoking a plant?

      Abso-fucking-lutely

      1. Exactly. It’s not the person in question that must be defended. It’s the principle at the heart of why the person is about to have his life detonated (a “crime” that harms no one).

      2. Regardless of how stupid the terms of his bail were, he still went out of his way to violate them. He’s a dumbass who should have known better.

  12. Instead of worrying about what he said and to whom, why don’t they just do the urinalysis and bust him off that?

    1. Cops love confessions. There could be a mountain of evidence suggesting innocence, but if they got proof you admitted it, you’re almost certain to be convicted. That’s why the first question in a speeding stop is always “how fast were you going?”

  13. Because police carry their law enforcement authority with them, these gigs are part of a trend toward privatization of police.

    Whut?

  14. Now a bouncer could turn out to have the power to arrest you instead of just throw you out of an establishment.

    Or take you out the back door and curb stomp you into a coma and be immune from prosecution. Because he feared for his life.

    1. At least they’re cutting out the middle-man. Everyone wins.

  15. Why are we okay with near certain brain damage from football, but willing to jail Mr Petersen to protect him from smoking a little weed, especially with recent study indicating THC reduces TBI-related mortality by 75%.

    We should be insisting these guys smoke a little weed.

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