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Adrian Peterson Arrest

Club Says He Was WASTED

7/7/2012 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0707_tmz_adrian_peterson_arrestedAdrian Peterson was heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest, which was very out of character for the NFL star ... this according to the club where he was busted early this morning.

Daniel Maher, general manager of Live at Bayou Place, tells TMZ that Peterson has been to the club before, but he has never known him to drink much. Last night, however, Maher said Peterson was ver drunk and was a difficult customer all night.

Maher says Peterson was throwing his ego around and making people mad, so they put him in the VIP area. Maher says when the club was closing, he rushed over to the bar to try and order one last drink and when he wouldn't Maher says Peterson "tried to intimidate the bartender" into selling it to him.

According to Maher, that's when he intervened, but Peterson continued to be "unreasonable." That's when Maher says the off-duty cop intervened, and, as TMZ first reported, Peterson proceeded to shove him.

Maher says during his confrontation with the officer, Peterson assumed a fight stance and looked "like he meant business." Maher says, "He looked really scary and I thought he was gonna attack the cops."

Maher says that once the officers subdued Peterson, the NFL star apologized for his behavior and told cops he doesn't usually drink.

Peterson was eventually booked into jail and charged with resisting arrest.

Calls to Peterson's rep were not returned.

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IN TEXAS    

How can he be guitly of resisting arrest if the cops were off duty? Under Texas law they were acting as security guards at the time and not as peace officers. Sound like a punch of pigs on an ego trip

Come on tmz chck your facts

783 days ago
2.

Who Knew    

He just found out that Kartrashian has him next or her list and he freaked out a little. I'd be upset as well if that Skank was gunning for me next.

783 days ago
3.

Stiletto    

"Club says he was wasted"...yet they didn't want to stop serving him until it was closing time and they wanted to go home.

783 days ago
4.

Jack    

An angry drunk. Stick to weed AP.

783 days ago
5.

TruthMuhSucka    

black

783 days ago
6.

Jen    

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_Adrian_Peterson_charged_with_resisting_arrest_in_Houston070712
This article definitely makes it seem like he was trying to leave the club at the time the altercation occurred.

783 days ago
7.

Kari    

Never heard of him. But why are clubs continuing to serve people who are so wasted? Didn't that backfire in the Brown/Drake incident?

783 days ago
8.

parlayer    

If not for being wasted, certainly for letting his mouth hang open, duh. "that how i stays off welfare, by catching flies"

783 days ago
9.

art_vandalay    

HPD > purple jesus

783 days ago
10.

JimmyB    

Adrian who?

783 days ago
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jr70895    

Typical for pro sports players. They think they are above the law and can get away with whatever because of who they are.

783 days ago
12.

Machelle    

Dang, can you please proofread this crap before you post it?!?! Sounds like the work of a 5th grader. SMH

783 days ago
13.

Todd    

The club is at fault, if they cannot handle one intoxicated patron, then maybe they need to be shut down. It's not rocket science, you give him the drink, then if he continues to cause a problem. You call him a cab. Or at very least make sure he is not driving. Instead they call cops, what a bunch of $%#^

783 days ago
14.

nof    

All the more reason to protect and look-out for him.

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783 days ago
15.

campy    

Inside sources say he had 2 light beers.....yet he was in fact wasted.

783 days ago
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