To be arrested for resisting arrest, the offender has to have a reason to resist first. And to have a reason to resist, they’ve presumably done something stupid.
But according to Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle and the bookings in the Houston jail, that’s the only official word for now regarding an apparent night of fun for Adrian Peterson that ended with a stay in a hotel with many unpleasant vertical black bars. The Vikings running back was arrested for resisting arrest at about 2:30 a.m. this morning outside of a nightclub in Houston, where he lives in the offseason. He was later released on a $1,000 bond.
More to follow, we hope.
UPDATE: PFT’s Mike Florio has obtained some details, and if his source is correct then the events around Peterson’s arrest sound pretty grimy. He may have ended up in the slammer as a result of a high douche factor from one heroic cop (see: possibly wearing an Ed Hardy shirt underneath his uniform with a case of Red Bull in the cruiser).
According to the source, Peterson, his girlfriend, and some family members were at a nightclub in Houston. At closing time, a group of police officers entered the club, and they began instructing the remaining patrons to leave.
Peterson wanted to get some water before he left, but an officer told Peterson that he needed to leave. Some words apparently were exchanged, but Peterson eventually walked to the exit with one of the club’s bouncers.
It’s believed that one of the officers then jumped on Peterson’s back from behind and tried to take him down. (Key word: “tried.”) Other officers then joined the fray and completed the arrest.
The entire confrontation–a word I really hesitate to use here–was apparently recorded on surveillance video. Since the Internet always gives use everything we desire in life, that video will eventually surface, and we’ll all get to laugh heartily at a police officer and his struggle to take down a football player who’s recovering from an ACL tear.
At this point Peterson still hasn’t been charged with any other crime aside from resisting arrest.
More to follow, we hope…still.
SECOND UPDATE: Or maybe the douchiness of this story is held completely and entirely by Peterson after all. More details have emerged, and it seems Peterson was a frequent guest at this particular establishment called Bayou Place, but he was never known to drink much.
That changed on this night, though, as club manager Daniel Maher told TMZ that he was very drunk, and “throwing his ego around”. See, the douche factor is really escalating. When closing time came and Peterson was informed by an off-duty cop that he didn’t have to go home but he couldn’t stay there (one last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer, etc., etc.), he didn’t like that news, which is when he allegedly shoved the officer.
Tell us more, TMZ:
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.
In the future, Peterson will likely just keep not drinking, so that he can also continue to not assault police officers while assuming a fighting stance and looking scary.