Former NFL player Adrian Peterson has reportedly agreed to complete domestic violence and alcohol counseling within the next six months.
In February, the ex-NFL rushing leader was arrested at LAX on suspicion of domestic violence. According to CBS News, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office said on Monday (May 2) that Peterson agreed to complete 20 sessions of domestic violence and alcohol counseling within the next six months as an alternative to prosecution during a hearing last Friday.
The case had gone to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration after the L.A. The County District Attorney’s office declined to file a felony case against Peterson after his arrest.
Peterson was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident on board a United Airlines flight. Los Angeles Airport police say they responded to a verbal and physical altercation between a man and a woman on that flight. They subsequently arrested Peterson on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse.
Peterson posted $50,000 bail and was released the same day. At the time, his wife Ashley confirmed she and her husband argued on a plane, but said at no point did Peterson strike her.