The news of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s arrest was a cringe-inducing blow to the team and also to Peterson’s planned return this season.
Peterson tore his ACL late in the season last year and his recovery time was expected to go well into the season following surgery. News that his rehabilitation was going well was positive and might only miss some minimal time.
Then came the breaking news early Saturday that Peterson had been arrested at around 2:30 a.m. that morning for what was originally called resisting arrest. But that charge is only usually filed when a subject resists arrest for another violation.
Nothing was known at first until a report came in about what might have happened. Of course, when you’re arrested at 2:30 a.m., it usually isn’t for selling Girl Scout cookies.
The Houston Police Department released information saying that Peterson was at a nightclub on Saturday morning and when the club closed, Peterson and the group he was with left and converged in a spot just outside.
An off-duty police officer was working security and asked Peterson and his group to leave in what was probably an attempt to get everybody into the “you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here” mode.