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Adrian Peterson

'I'm 200% Innocent'

7/13/2012 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL star Adrian Peterson insists ... he did NOT resist arrest last week outside a Houston nightclub after allegedly shoving an off-duty police officer -- claiming, "I'm 200% innocent."

The Minnesota Vikings running back just spoke inside a Houston courthouse, telling reporters, "I didn't push, shove, touch anything or anyone, especially an officer."

He added, "I definitely don't have a problem with the Houston PD. This involves two individual officers that I have an issue with. Once everything is settled, the truth will come out."

Peterson was at court this morning for his arraignment on the resisting arrest charge -- but the arraignment was postponed to August.

On his way out, Peterson was asked if the incident was a run-of-the-mill drinking situation that got out of hand -- and Peterson responded, "Yeah, pretty much."

As for the off-duty officers involved in the arrest -- Peterson's lawyer says they were all in uniform at the time.

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16.

Just one of those days     

There is no such thing., dumbass. Yeah we def believe YOU now.

801 days ago
17.

buzz kill    

He is actually 1,000% guilty, damn racist cops never let a brother have any fun.

801 days ago
18.

static    

They should have tased him.

801 days ago
19.

Symian    

200% innocent? Hmmm. That suggests to me that he probably drank twice as much as he calculated his limit was. ;)

801 days ago
20.

Joey    

And 1000% STUPID and Arrogant

801 days ago
21.

ima toole    

Why not just say you're 110% innocent. It's the same as saying you are 200% or 1 billion % innocent, all logically impossible. But the added bonus is that 110% has the connotation of being a sport's cliche: "Coach said to give 110%." Or is it 150%? Who can keep up with all these sport's cliches.

801 days ago
22.

King-Ruone    

Ei in***bit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat........is the principle that one is considered innocent until proven guilty. = presumption of innocence
A stand up person who has done so much for so many different communities. AP is a person kids can look up to. I'm thinking all charges will be dropped once the courts get all the info on that night.

801 days ago
23.

John Weiss    

What an idiot. You can't be more than 100% innocent. Try filling a glass full of water and any more than 100% will spill over!

801 days ago
24.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Mouth-breathing liar.

801 days ago
25.

messygirl    

That comment just makes me think he's a moron. He can't be more than 100% innocent...it's mathematically impossible. 100% is the highest you can go. It's like people who use more than three dots for an ellipsis...they think that the more dots they put, the longer the pause. NO. Three dots, that's it. And if it's also the end of your sentence, you can add a period.

801 days ago
26.

Mumra the Ever Living    

" I'm 200% innocent. " .... spoken like a true football player.

801 days ago
27.

Bryan    

Has anybody considered the distinct possibility that this involves police misconduct and so they arrested him to cover their actions?

801 days ago
28.

ima toole    

Adrian, there is a way you cant get 200% of something. I know it may sound complicated, but I'll use a footbal example. Let's say that you run for 100 yards in a football game. Then you take some steroids and the next game you run for 200 yards. You just had a 100% increase in yardage from your previous game. Since you already had 100%, you just add your new 100% to the 100% you already had, and that makes 200%.

Still don't get it? Okay, lets say I have one dollar. That one dollar is 100% in itself. If I add another dollar, I would be adding another 100% ($1), and that makes 200%($2). That means that $2 is 200% or 100% more than $1 dollar.

Adrian, "knowledge is power", or "with great power comes great responsiblility," or something along those lines.

801 days ago
29.

Bagheera    

So now the 3 officers were in uniform the whole time? Why would an off-duty police officer moonlighting as a bouncer be in his police uniform? Given that he was following orders of the bartender/owner of the bar, he was not acting as a police officer.
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Why was he being arrested in the first place? Something seems quite odd that he would be charged only with resisting arrest and not with what he was being arrested for in the first place, whatever the initial reason for his arrest might be.

801 days ago
30.

roll3567    

Wow that's even more innocent than OJ!

801 days ago
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