Adrian Peterson arrested in Houston

Vikings running back and former star at Oklahoma arrested on charge of resisting arrest early Saturday morning.
By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer Published: July 7, 2012
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photo - FILE - In this file photo made June 20, 2012, Minnesota Vikings NFL football running back Adrian Peterson talks during a minicamp interview session  in Eden Prairie, Minn. He was arrested in Houston on a charge of resisting arrest after an incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him. Peterson, who is from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday, July 7, 2012, on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor. Team spokesman Bob Hagan said the Vikings
FILE - In this file photo made June 20, 2012, Minnesota Vikings NFL football running back Adrian Peterson talks during a minicamp interview session in Eden Prairie, Minn. He was arrested in Houston on a charge of resisting arrest after an incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him. Peterson, who is from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday, July 7, 2012, on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor. Team spokesman Bob Hagan said the Vikings "are aware of the situation and are gathering more information." (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file) ORG XMIT: NY150

HOUSTON — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him.

Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith said Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed. The man, who Kese said identified himself as a police officer, left to tell other patrons to leave the club before returning to Peterson's group to again tell them to leave.

Kese said Peterson turned around and told the officer that he heard him the first time and pushed him in the shoulder, causing him to stumble. The officer told Peterson he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back. Peterson began yelling, pulled away and “assumed an aggressive stance” so another off-duty officer came to help. Peterson continued to struggle with them both.

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