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NFL Star Adrian Peterson

Arrested in Houston

Charged with Resisting Arrest

7/7/2012 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL star Adrian Peterson was arrested early Thursday morning in Houston, TX and charged with resisting arrest ... TMZ has learned. 

Peterson, who is recovering from a torn knee ligament suffered on Christmas Eve of last year, was booked into Houston Police Department Central Jail and posted $1,000 this morning.

On the jail's website, Peterson's charge is listed as "RESIST ARREST/SEARCH-UNCLASSIF."

A rep for the Minnesota Vikings told ESPN Radio in Minneapolis, "We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information. At this point, we will have no further comment."

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1.

Areader    

There's three sides to every story.....Their's, his and the truth!

808 days ago
2.

Cricket    

I'm always suspicious when the only charge is resisting arrest. It seems that if they were arresting him for something there should be another charge, otherwise there would have been no arrest to resist.

808 days ago
3.

craig    

arrested for resisting arrest

808 days ago
4.

Jack    

Come play for Chicago Adrian and you won't have to worry about being arrested because there's more murders than in Afghanistan so the cops are too busy to bother with you.

808 days ago
5.

Bongo    

Not news. Just more T.N.B.

808 days ago
6.

TMZFAN11    

Are you people dumb? He was arrested for whatever reason, and then he was also charged with resisting arrest. How could he be arrested for resisting arrest? That makes absolutely no sense...

808 days ago
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THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

What was he being charged with when the cuffs went on? This is an after the fact charge?

808 days ago
8.

Jack    

The "SEARCH-UNCLASSIF" part is probably the first charge. Probably found some pot.

808 days ago
9.

mnordquist    

Link to story from 1500 ESPN Twin Cities
http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_Adrian_Peterson_charged_with_resisting_arrest_in_Houston070712

808 days ago
10.

Irish2Ice    

I can't wait to hear this one. Adrian is great guy and I would venture to say, in normal cir***stances, if he didn't want to get arrested, he wouldn't be without severe cir***stances.

808 days ago
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Mike    

More bad news for the Vikes. But resisting arrest isn't like a DUI, assult or drugs so isn't that serious. Maybe he was in a protest? haha. Nope, likely caught up in some after club closing melee.

808 days ago
12.

Its Me    

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/07/peterson-incident-all-on-video/

Do some more research TMZ...there are witnesses and it's on multiple phones...why don't you get ahold of those videos so we can see what REALLY happened!!!

808 days ago
13.

StoopidHead    

Adrian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (as said in my best Rocky Balboa voice)

808 days ago
14.

matt    

he got arrested for being black on a Friday night.

808 days ago
15.

curious george    

This man is one of the BEST players in the NFL...and one of the best players to come out of Oklahoma...BOOMER SOONER!

808 days ago
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