Adrian Peterson arrested for resisting arrest

Posted Jul 7, 2012
Aaron Wilson

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston on a charge of resisting arrest, according to jail records. The incident occurred at Bayou Place in downtown Houston. The former Pro Bowl running back is free on $1,000 bail.

"We are aware of the situation," the Vikings said in a statement. "We will withhold further comment until more information is known."

Peterson was arrested at 2:30 a.m.

Peterson is rehabilitating his surgically repaired knee and has said he expects to make a speedy return. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament in December.

Peterson is from Palestine, Tex., and played at the University of Oklahoma. He has rushed for 6,752 career yards and 64 touchdowns since the Vikings drafted him in the first round five years ago.

The Vikings signed the 27-year-old to a seven-year, $96 million contract last year.

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