07-07-2012, 02:52 PM #1
Adrian Peterson arrested
For now, the events leading to the Saturday morning arrest of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson aren’t clear. Soon, they likely will be.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the incident culminating in Peterson’s arrest was captured by one or more surveillance cameras. Multiple persons also witnessed the event.
According to the source, Peterson, his girlfriend, and some family members were at a nightclub in Houston. At closing time, a group of police officers entered the club, and they began instructing the remaining patrons to leave.
Peterson wanted to get some water before he left, but an officer told Peterson that he needed to leave. Some words apparently were exchanged, but Peterson eventually walked to the exit with one of the club’s bouncers.
It’s believed that one of the officers then jumped on Peterson’s back from behind and tried to take him down. (Key word: “tried.”) Other officers then joined the fray and completed the arrest.
Peterson was charged with resisting arrest, which implies he was being arrested for something else. He is charged for now with no other crime.
Multiple witnesses recorded portions of the incident with their phones, but it’s currently believed that the best view of the interaction between Peterson and the police will come from the surveillance camera(s) at the club.
Keep checking PFT — or perhaps YouTube — for more details.
"Mediocre breaking balls are a gift from God." - Kirby Puckett
07-07-2012, 05:26 PM #2
Word is he was really drunk. With that in mind, this whole sequence makes a lot of sense.
07-07-2012, 06:29 PM #3
Why is it that so few TWINS players get in trouble with the law, and so many VIKINGS players do?
07-07-2012, 07:34 PM #4
07-07-2012, 07:56 PM #5
I know there aren't all that many black baseball players, but name one who's been arrested recently. A heck of a lot of white football players get arrested. People that play football suck at life.
07-07-2012, 09:09 PM #6
07-08-2012, 01:04 PM #7
TMZ has the "arrest video". Nothing you can take away from it, other than there is one club-goer who states she is "Adrian's friend" really loudly.
07-08-2012, 02:39 PM #8
07-11-2012, 10:47 PM #9
The idea that you can be arrested for resisting arrest is about the most confusing thing in the universe.
07-12-2012, 09:43 AM #10
"arrest him for existing arrest for now! We will pin something on him later"
10 minutes later
"oh sh*t, it's Adrian Peterson!"
I'm not a fan of bringing up race, but I'm quite confident race had a lot to do with this in Texas..
07-12-2012, 10:20 AM #11
His lawyer said the cops/bouncers were all black and hispanic. But the charge is pretty backwards as Kobs points out. Has to be something he did to be arrested in order to resist.
07-12-2012, 09:54 PM #12
07-12-2012, 10:54 PM #13