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Adrian Peterson

The SMILEY Mug Shot

[UPDATE]

7/9/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Adrian Peterson and the smiley mug shot
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2:20 PM PT -- Peterson has lawyered up ... and his new attorney, Rusty Hardin, has released a statement ... claiming the NFL star did NOTHING wrong. In fact, Peterson claims HE is the real victim:

 "Adrian Peterson did not resist arrest this past Saturday morning and any suggestion that he pushed, struck or shoved a Houston Police officer is a total fabrication."

The statement continues, "He, in fact, was struck at least twice in the face for absolutely no legitimate reason, and when all the evidence is impartially reviewed, it will clearly show Adrian was the victim, not the aggressor."

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TMZ has obtained Adrian Peterson's mug shot ... taken moments after the NFL superstar was arrested for resisting arrest in Houston, Texas last week.

Peterson -- sporting a goofy smile -- was arrested after allegedly shoving an off-duty police officer in a Houston nightclub early Thursday morning.

The general manager of the nightclub tells TMZ ... Peterson was HAMMERED that night ... which is completely out of character for the Minnesota Vikings running back, who has a reputation for being a very low-key guy.

We're told Peterson apologized to police after the incident.

He later tweeted, "Thank you for waiting for the facts. Truth will surface."

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16.

c-man    

we allmade stupid choices..dont put i guy down for gettin drunk and lettin loose once in a while...get over it peeps..

651 days ago
17.

james    

I know that woman, Wasn't she on "In living color", I think Jamie Foxx Player her." I will rock your world "girl.....LOL

651 days ago
18.

Joey    

Just anotherDumba$$ athlete millionaire being a jerk.

650 days ago
19.

parlayer    

yea you own the place already. ???

650 days ago
20.

Pderk    

He looks like the dragon from "How to Train Your Dragon"

650 days ago
21.

Randy    

Has he played the race card yet?

650 days ago
22.

sella    

I doubt AD was hammered, because he would have been charged with public intox. ??
The off-duty cop was probably a wh0rn graduate
or worse, a Packer fan....

650 days ago
23.

dUb-iLL    

I want to be this mugshot for Halloween.

650 days ago
24.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Sounds like he doesn't handle alcohol very well.

650 days ago
25.

really    

HOOK' EM HORNS........now wipe that s*hit eating grin off yo face and go fetch YO SHOE SHINE BOX!!!!!

650 days ago
26.

Liz    

I've worked with Adrian on a few occasions. He is genuinely a nice guy. He grew up with manners. Put all of your football teams aside. He's not ****y. He honestly is real. So to those who have something to say maybe learn the facts before you judge some one.

650 days ago
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