Jerome Solomon tweeted this morning that Vikings stud running back Adrian Peterson was arrested in Houston last night, with bond set at $1,000:
Breaking news: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson arrested last night in Houston for resisting arrest by HPD. Bond set at $1,000. #hounews
— Jerome Solomon (@JeromeSolomon) July 7, 2012
Peterson is widely regarded as one of the more humble, well behaved players in the NFL, especially in terms of off-the-field issues, so this comes as a surprise. Hopefully the situation arose from nothing serious and Peterson can quickly put this behind him. However, I do think if he was resisting to his fullest ability he probably could have trucked the officers and made them look as helpless as he does opposing defenses.
Update: According to PFT:
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.