Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office opted not to bring chargesIn connection with his arrest on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for domestic violence, .
Peterson's case will now go to the Los Angeles City attorney, who will review the case and could still charge Peterson for misdemeanor domestic abuse, TMZ reported.
A Los Angeles Airport Police statement says that they received a call about domestic violence aboard a plane bound for Houston at 8:30 AM local time on Sunday. They responded to the “a verbal, physical altercation” between a male suspect (male victim) and a female victim.
Peterson, 36, was taken into custody at the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division. He was released on bond Sunday afternoon after being set free on $50,000 bail.
The back-up free-agent had told Fox 26 in HoustonOn Monday, he spoke out to say that Ashley and him had been having an argument while onboard the plane. This was the essence of it. I grabbed her hand and took her ring from her finger.
Ashley Peterson did not press charges as she continued to Houston with her husband after he was arrested. Adrian Peterson claimed he was detained because the ring left a mark on her finger.
“We had a disagreement. Domestic violence is what I see in the news. Peterson claimed that you would think Peterson had beaten her up or done something similar. It was nothing like that.
Ashley Peterson stood by her husband TuesdayWriting: Adrian and me had a verbal argument on Sunday. It was unfortunately on an airplane. At no point did Adrian hit or strike me. This is an issue between my husband, and me. We ask that you respect our privacy and allow us to concentrate on what is most important: our children.
Adrian Peterson was charged in 2014 as felony child abuse for using a switch in order to spank his 4-year-old son. The result was numerous cuts and bruises. Peterson eventually pleaded not guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless attack. He was placed on probation for two years and also received a $4,000 fine. In addition, he performed 80 hours community service. He was suspended by the NFL for one year.
Peterson is a 15-year-old veteran who finished the past season in injured reserve with TheAfter his three-game stint at the team, he was signed by the practice squad. . Peterson is fifth in NFL history, with 14,918 career rush yards. He has stated that he will continue to play next season.
This report was contributed by John Keim, ESPN.