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Jul 7, 2012 4:27 PM by

Adrian Peterson arrested for resisting arrest in Houston

HOUSTON - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran into some trouble in Houston early Saturday morning. He was arrested for resisting arrest by the Houston Police Department, who confirmed to the identity of the Vikings player.

According to the HPD's website, Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985) was arrested for "resisting arrest/search" and booked on $1,000 bond.

Peterson was charged with resisting arrest (the HPD did not have any further information as to why Peterson was arrested) and released at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday on $1,000 bond.

"We are aware of the situation," the Vikings said in a statement to We will withhold further comment until more information is known."

It's obviously too early to pass any judgment on Peterson for the arrest. However, it sounds like there could be concrete details of the incident revealed: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that "the incident culminating in Peterson's arrest was captured by one or more surveillance cameras."

Florio reports that Peterson was with his girlfriend and some family members at a Houston nightclub.

"Peterson wanted to get some water before he left, but an officer told Peterson that he needed to leave," Florio writes per a source. "Some words apparently were exchanged, but Peterson eventually walked to the exit with one of the club's bouncers."

According to Florio, "one of the officers then jumped on Peterson's back from behind and tried to take him down." It reportedly took several more police officers to actually arrest Peterson.

The Vikings running back has spent the offseason working to come back from a gruesome knee injury he suffered in Week 17 of the 2011 season. He's said he'd be "very surprised" if he wasn't ready by Week 1 of the 2012 season and was recently outrunning teammates up hills, just five months removed from knee surgery.


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