It appears Adrian Peterson‘s knee is starting to feel a little bit better. Enough for an apparent resisting arrest charge in Houston following an incident involving a police officer at a Texas night club. He was officially charged with “resisting arrest.” It all seems a bit fishy at this point because how can resisting arrest be the crime you are mainly charged with. He is also listed with a charge of “search unclassif” according to the jail’s website. Not sure what that reference means at this point. PFT broke down the situation as follows,
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.”
I guess Peterson will have to start carrying a Nalgene bottle at this point. That is much cheaper than $1,000 bail Adrian posted. PFT also reported that a lot of people managed to capture the incident on video. We’ll try and get a hold of the video and link it here. The Vikings did release the standard post arrest statement,
We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information. At this point, we will have no further comment.”