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Adrian Peterson should be re-arrested after smoking pot, prosecutors say

Adrian Peterson should be re-arrested after smoking pot, prosecutors say
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves court in Conroe, Texas, on Oct. 8. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Adrian Peterson should be arrested again after admitting during a urine test that he smoked marijuana while out on bail, prosecutors in Texas said Thursday.

The embattled Minnesota Vikings running back, who is facing a child abuse charge, told an employee of the company conducting his urine test Wednesday "that he smoked a little weed," Montgomery County Dist. Atty. Brett Ligon said in a court document arguing for Peterson's bond to be revoked.

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Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, could not be reached for comment.

Peterson has said he never intended to harm his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch this year. If convicted, he could face as long as two years in prison.

His trial is tentatively set to begin Dec. 1, but Ligon is asking the judge to recuse himself: The judge is accused of calling attorneys handling the case "media whores."

Peterson is suspended from the team while his legal issues unfold.

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