Adrian Peterson reportedly shoved police officer before arrest
When news broke that Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning at a Houston nightclub for resisting arrest, much was still unclear as to what led to the incident. Thanks to Pro Football Talk, we had some of those pieces filled in, but there were still some holes to the story.
But now, per TMZ, we have the police’s side of what happened, and HPD alleges that Peterson is the one who instigated the physical confrontation with an off-duty police officer:
[Public Information Officer Kese] Smith says the officer had to come back and tell Peterson a second time that he needed to leave and Peterson shot back, “Hey man, we heard you the first time!” and pushed the officer in the back of his shoulder, causing him to stumble.
Smith says the officer then told Peterson to turn around and put his arms behind his back because he was under arrest and Peterson began yelling at the officer. Smith says the officer repeated himself and that’s when Peterson turned around to face the officer and got in “an aggressive stance.”
As Peterson continued to resist, a few other officers reportedly came in to assist before finally placing the Vikings running back under arrest. It should also come as no surprise that Peterson allegedly was totally hammered and acted like an aggressive drunk as all of this took place.
This is a slightly different story than the one that was previously out there. In that one, it was believed that, after a brief verbal confrontation with police, Peterson was being led away by a bouncer when he was suddenly brought down to the ground from behind by a police officer. Whatever actually happened, PFT says the whole incident was caught on security cameras, so let’s hope those tapes leak.
It’s still not clear if Peterson, already hit with a resisting arrest charge, has been slapped with any additional charges.