Police Say Adrian Peterson Pushed An Off-Duty Cop, Yelled At And Struggled With Officers

December 24, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) closes his eyes on the sidelines after injuring his left knee against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

We’ve gotten varying accounts of what went down during Adrian Peterson’s arrest early this morning in Houston. The story told to Pro Football Talk painted a picture of police over-reaction, but now the police themselves are having their say, and things look a little less rosy for our favorite rehabbing running back.

The Houston police account goes like this: Adrian was at a bar with friends when an off-duty cop working security told the group to leave because the place was closing. Police allege that Peterson and his friends refused to vacate the premises, causing the off-duty cop to ask again. Peterson then reportedly got physical with the cop, shoving him hard enough to cause him to stumble.

It was then that the officer told Peterson he was under arrest. Adrian responded by yelling at the cop and struggling with him. Ultimately, it took three cops to subdue Peterson and cuff him. He was taken in and slapped with a misdemeanor A charge of resisting arrest, search or transportation. Police say Peterson complained of shortness of breath on the way to jail but was checked out by medics and pronounced to be fine. Peterson was held overnight and released on $1,000 bond.

So, another version of events, this one not good for Peterson. The Vikings for their part have released a standard statement saying they are waiting for all the facts to come in. Witnesses claim there’s video of the incident, but we’re still waiting for that to surface.

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