Adrian Petersen arrested in Houston, there’s video of the incident


Details are sketchy at the moment but Vikings RB, Adrian Petersen was arrested early this morning in Houston for resisting arrest. The incident was allegedly recorded and it sounds as if the whole thing started over a request for a bottle of water.

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.

Peterson was charged with resisting arrest, which implies he was being arrested for something else.  He is charged for now with no other crime.

Something about this is absolutely not adding up. Sounds like the bouncer and/or the cops may have been a tad overzealous. Of course the video and more details will probably be available later today. You know where to come for your update.