Adrian Peterson arrested for resisting arrest at Houston nightclub
Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson spent a night in jail after he was taken into Houston Police custody for resisting arrest early Saturday.Adrian Peterson was arrested near 2:30 a.m. CDT, and was released at 10:14 a.m. on a $1,000 bond. The Houston Police Department’s website recorded the charges against Adrian Peterson as “resist arrest/search unclassified.”
"We are aware of the situation," the Minnesota Vikings delivered in an official statement. "We will withhold further comment until more information is known."
The 27-year-old Adrian Peterson was arrested at a downtown nightclub for hitting an off-duty Houston Police Department officer in the shoulder when he approached the running back upon routine rounds, with the request to leave due to closing time.
Due to his unmanageable attitude, Adrian Peterson was asked to turn around and place his hands behind his back. But Adrian Peterson declined to fulfill that request too. Sensing the hostility, a second Houston Police Department officer stepped in to attempt the arrest, still Adrian Peterson could not be over-powered by the duo. It took the addition of a third Houston Police Department officer to arrest Adrian Peterson, wrap up the scene and take the offender to jail. Initially, Adrian Peterson said he was experiencing a shortness of breath, but the Houston Police Department who checked the player stated that there was no cause to worry about.
Despite his unreasonable behavior, Adrian Peterson was not taken through a toxicology test. Even the police officers deemed it unnecessary to determine whether Adrian Peterson was drunk or were his and responses and cognitive functioning impaired.
The general manager of the nightclub, Daniel Maher, noted that Adrian Peterson seemed heavily intoxicated that night. Adrian Peterson is known by the club management for his unruly behavior and that night as the bar was closing, the player hurried to the counter for a last drink. When he was refused a drink, Adrian Peterson “tried to intimidate the bartender” into getting him one. He wouldn’t even leave on the request of the general manger.
Daniel Maher recalled that’s when the off-duty police officer, who was working security, intervened. Adrian Peterson was not pleased by this response and “assumed an aggressive stance,” which followed a push ta the officer by the player who yelled, “"I heard you the first time." Not long afterwards Adrian Peterson was arrested.
The charges against Adrian Peterson are filled as amisdemeanor and he is scheduled to appear in front of a judge in Harris County on 13 July, which falls on Friday.
Adrian Petersonhad just returned from a left knee injury that had cut his season short to 970 yards and 12 touchdowns, due to which the former Oklahoma top prospect was unable to keep-up his four-consecutive season record of rushing for over 1,200 yards.Adrian Peterson tore his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments on 24 December and had recently predicted a return in the Week 1 of next season.
During five seasons with the Minnesota Viking,Adrian Peterson ran for 6,752 yards and recorded 64 touchdowns. Adrian Peterson was signed by the Minnesota Vikings to a seven-year contract in 2011, worth $96 million.