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Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson Arrest a Head Scratcher

Adrian Peterson has legal problems on his hands but don't expect it to be anything serious.
Adrian Peterson has legal problems on his hands but don't expect it to be anything serious.Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Mike NelsonCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2012

Arrested for resisting arrest? Really?

That's what happened to Adrian Peterson early Saturday morning in Houston, Texas.

The big question in this whole situation is what the heck did Peterson do to warrant an initial arrest? In order to be arrested for resisting arrest there had to be a reason to arrest him in the first place.

I don't want to speculate on what Peterson may have done to warrant the arrest, but at this time there seems to be no indicator that it was anything serious.

Peterson has been an upstanding citizen during his time in Minnesota, aside from two speeding tickets. He also didn't have any off-field issues as a student at Oklahoma or during his high school career. 

Based on the story as told by Mike Florio of NBC's Pro Football Talk, it doesn't sound like Peterson did anything terrible during the altercation that ended in Peterson's arrest.

As Florio told it: Peterson was with his girlfriend and some family members at a night club when police entered the building at 2:30 a.m. and instructed everyone that it was time to leave.

After he was instructed to leave, Peterson insisted on getting a drink of water before leaving. There was an exchange between Peterson and an officer, which reportedly led to the officer jumping on Peterson's back in an attempt to ground him.

Peterson left the club and was booked for resisting arrest.

It is still early in the process of figuring out what went down, but this looks to be a simple misunderstanding that should end with few serious consequences Peterson.

Stay tuned.

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