MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Adrian Peterson is facing not only a criminal prosecution in Texas. but punishment by the NFL.
Just two weeks ago, the league announced a new domestic abuse policy. That announcement came as the league faced criticism that their initial two-game suspension of Ray Rice was far too lenient.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: ICU Hospitalizations Now At 64; Positivity Rate Up To 3.1%
Among the evidence against Peterson are photographs that show wounds on his 4-year-old son.
But two years ago, despite photographic evidence that Vikings player Chris Cook had choked his girlfriend, he was a acquitted by a Hennepin County jury of felony abuse.READ MORE: Burnsville Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Man
The attorney who won that victory is David Valentini, and has represented a number of other Vikings on criminal charges.
Valentini spoke with WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy about the Peterson case on Sunday morning.
“The question will be the reasonableness of his actions,” he said. “That will be what the jury has to consider.”MORE NEWS: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting, Standoff With Duluth Police
Watch the full interview in the video above.