Doctor examines Adrian Peterson's bruises

Houston attorney Rusty Hardin made the media rounds Tuesday on behalf of Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson, who was arrested last Saturday and charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest at a Houston nightclub. Most of what I heard was an expansion of Hardin's initial claim that Peterson was a victim rather than an aggressor in the incident.

There was one new development to the story. Hardin told NFL Live that Peterson visited a doctor Tuesday to have bruises over his eye examined. During an interview with KFAN-100.3 in the Twin Cities, Hardin said Peterson got "punched in the face by fists several times" in the melee. He also had both shoulders pulled, according to Hardin, but the injuries are considered minor.

"We're talking about bruises, not anything that's going to affect his ability to play or anything like that," Hardin said. "… Nobody was seriously long-term hurt, but there's no question that he was the one that got hit and not the police officer."

Peterson has his first court hearing Friday in Houston.