Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson was arrested overnight in Houston for resisting arrest, per Jerome Simpson of the Houston Chronicle on Saturday. Per the report, Peterson was arrested around 2:30 a.m. CDT outside a Houston nightclub and spent the night in jail. He has been released on a $1,000 bond.
Peterson has been working hard this offseason to work on a torn ligament he suffered in December but apparently didn't work hard enough to stay out of trouble. In a follow up report, the whole incident was caught on video, courtesy of patrons from within the club. That report states one of the police officers attempted to jump on Adrian Peterson's back to bring him down as he made his way to the exit. If that is to be true, the whole incident could have been avoided.
The offseason is a long one for NFL players. Players seem to get in a lot of legal trouble in the final weeks leading up to their team's training camps at the end of July. This comes as a surprise to many since Peterson has not had any run-ins with the law.
This very well could have been a misunderstanding. Perhaps he was showing the officers some football moves and they took it as resisting arrest. After all, Peterson does dodge defenders pretty well.
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