Adrian Peterson reportedly arrested in Houston for resisting arrest
Adrian Peterson reportedly was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston and faces a charge of resisting arrest.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the arrest happened around 2:30 a.m. local time at Bayou Place, a downtown Houston complex home to many nightclubs, restaurants and other entertainment venues. Peterson, a native of East Texas, was held in jail until posting $1,000 bond at 10:41 a.m.
The Houston Police Department’s website lists Peterson’s only offense as resisting arrest. It is a bit suspicious he’s charged for that without being charged for any other crimes.
Details surrounding the arrest are still hazy. However, Pro Football Talk reports that the incident took place when Peterson was leaving a nightclub at the end of the night. Police were in the club assisting with the closing. Peterson wanted to get some water before leaving but was denied by a police officer. A brief verbal confrontation took place before the running back was escorted away by a bouncer. That’s when an officer allegedly attempted to take Peterson down from behind. Other officers jumped in to help, and that’s when the arrest was made.
Yup, sounds suspicious to me, too. PFT adds that the entire brouhaha was captured on surveillance cameras.
Meanwhile, the Vikings said in a statement on Saturday that they are aware of this situation but will not comment until more information is released. But I’m sure they’re thrilled to death that after tearing his ACL last season, their star running back is spending his rehab nightclubbing it up and getting in police scuffles.