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Chris Cook Attorney Talks Adrian Peterson Case

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.

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.

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."

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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