More on Adrian’s incident, and this isn’t flattering. The general manager of the club where Adrian Peterson was arrested after allegedly pushing an off-duty cop has told website TMZ that the running back was “heavily intoxicated” at the time of the incident. A police report says Peterson became belligerent after he and his companions were told the leave the bar, and ended up being subdued by three officers.
Live at Bayou Place general manager Daniel Maher says Peterson tried to order one last drink after being told to leave, and after being denied, tried to intimidate the bartender into giving him the drink anyway. It was at this point that Maher himself intervened, but Peterson refused to listen to him. The off-duty cop then broke in and was shoved by Peterson, leading to the Viking being hauled in for a misdemeanor A count of resisting arrest.
Maher told TMZ that Peterson “looked like he meant business” while he stared down the officer. “He looked really scary and I thought he was going to attack the cops,” said Maher.
Peterson reportedly apologized to cops after his arrest and said he doesn’t normally drink. An earlier report to PFT painted a very different picture of the incident that claimed Peterson was unfairly harassed by police, but that account is losing credence with each passing second.
Something to keep in mind: As bad as this looks for Peterson, it’s still only a misdemeanor count. It’s not like Adrian has a long list of priors. This will blow over quickly, and Adrian will make all the proper apologies and things will go on as before. Hopefully, from now on, Adrian will realize what his alcohol limit is and not go over it.