Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested last night in Houston for resisting arrest, according to Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.
According to Solomon, Peterson was arrested at 2:30 a.m. at Bayou Place in downtown Houston. It’s unclear what occurred for Peterson to be in the position of resisting arrest. The jail booking refers only to a “search-unclassified.”
The running back is currently rehabbing an injured knee that he suffered at the end of last season. Even though Peterson said he expects to play in the season opener, it’s still unclear if he will be able to play this season.
UPDATE: ProFootballTalk is reporting some details of the incident. According to a source of PFT, this is what happened.
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.
They are also reporting that people have this event on video.