There’s nothing like athletes behaving badly, and Adrian Peterson is no exception. The Minnesota Vikings running back was taken into custody early this morning in Houston, TX on a charge of resisting arrest, according to the Houston Police Department.
Peterson was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. CDT and spent the night in a jail cell. He was released this morning on $1,000 bond.
“We are aware of the situation,” the Vikings said in a prepared statement. “We will withhold further comment until more information is known.”
Peterson was reportedly with his girlfriend and some family members at a local night club.
When police came in at closing time and asked people to exit, Peterson tried to order a water, but an officer instructed him to leave.
Peterson exchanged words with the officer before heading for the door, accompanied by a bouncer.
According to various media reports, an officer then hopped onto Peterson’s back from behind, and more officers quickly followed. Peterson was then arrested.
Peterson, 27, has been try to recover from a torn ACL he sustained on December 24.
The Vikings signed him to a seven-year, $96 million deal last year.
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