The saying “nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m.” probably applies to NFL star Adrian Peterson’s arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston nightclub.
Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back, was charged with resisting arrest and was locked up at the Houston Police Department Central Jail until later that morning when he was released on a $1,000 bond.
Although the exact details may be in dispute, Peterson was allegedly unwilling to leave the club at closing time and shoved an off-duty cop who was providing security at the nightspot. ESPN reports that it took three off-duty officers to put the Peterson into handcuffs.
According to TMZ (which got its hands on a cell phone video of the arrest below), Peterson “was heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest, which was very out of character for the NFL star.”
The resisting arrest charge is only a misdemeanor, and Peterson is due in court this coming Friday.
Peterson suffered a torn ligament in his left knee on Christmas Eve in the Vikings’ 33-25 victory over the Washington Redskins and is currently working his way through rehabilitation. The 27-year-old running back, who signed a $96 million seven-year deal in 2011, is hoping to return to action for the first week of the 2012 NFL season.
After playing college ball at Oklahoma, Peterson began his NFL career in 2007 as the seventh overall pick and complied four consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons prior to the 2011 season-ending injury.
Adrian Peterson’s arrest “captured” on video:
There may also be surveillance video of the incident that could emerge.