This might be one of the most confusing arrests in history but so far that's what the Houston Police are saying is the reason why Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested for last night Houston, TX.
I had the pleasure of working with AP a couple years ago at an event with Kenny Dobbs and Robert Horry and crossed paths with him a couple times since at a club in Houston. He's always come across as one of the coolest and calmest guys so this story sounds real fishy. Supposedly the whole event was captured by surveillance cameras so I can't wait to see the footage.
Here's a report on the incident by Mike Florio of NBA Sports
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.