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Adrian Peterson 'Smoked a Little Weed'? DA Wants Bond Revoked

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By Daniel Taylor, Esq. on October 10, 2014 8:16 AM

Texas prosecutors have filed paperwork requesting that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's bond be revoked after he allegedly told a drug tester that he had smoked marijuana.

Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas -- where Peterson was arrested on charges of felony child abuse last month -- want the running back re-arrested for violating the terms of his release, reports ESPN.

How might Peterson's alleged slip of the tongue result in his bond being revoked?

Peterson Reportedly Admitted Smoking 'a Little Weed'

According to the prosecutors' motion to set aside Peterson's bond, earlier this week Peterson made his first court appearance after being arrested and posting a $15,000 bond in September.

While undergoing a required urine drug test, Peterson allegedly remarked to an employee of the company conducting the test that he'd "smoked a little weed."

Under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a judge can order an individual who has posted bond to be rearrested and required to post another, more costly bond for any "good and sufficient cause." Prosecutors assert Peterson's alleged admission fits the bill.

Prosecutors Also Want Judge Recused

Before the issues surrounding Peterson's bond can be attended to, however, there will first be a hearing on a prosecution motion that the judge in Peterson's case be recused.

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon apparently took exception to comments made by Judge Kelly W. Case in which the judge referred to Ligon and Peterson's defense attorney Rusty Hardin as "media whores," reports FOX Sports.

No hearing on the possible recusal has been scheduled, though ESPN reports it "likely won't happen until next week at the earliest." Peterson's trial on the child abuse charge has been tentatively set for December 1.

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