Police Catch Adrian Peterson Going 109 MPH

Joe WillettSenior Writer IDecember 3, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was pulled over late Saturday night as police clocked him going at 109 mph.

However, that is not what made headlines, because there was something that the police have never seen before, as Peterson was not actually driving when he was pulled over.

Peterson was on foot, running, when he was clocked at 109 mph.  Said Peterson of the incident, "I'm usually able to keep right around the speed limit, but I was running late so I had to hit triple digits, it's no big deal really.  I even slowed down when I saw the cop car before they clocked me."

But police, on the other hand, were stunned by seeing a man run 109 miles per hour.  "I've never seen a man run so fast in my life, there was a blur behind him, I swear I saw it," said Officer Daniels, who gave Peterson the ticket.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that he is going to meet with Peterson to discuss the incident and try to insure that it doesn't happen again.

"We realize that Peterson is a special talent, but he shouldn't be throwing it in everybody else's face like that, he should be more respectful and we will look into what discipline we can use for his actions, expect seeing a multiple game suspension," said Goodell.

But although Officer Daniels had never seen this event before, his partner, Officer Jameson, has seen these things happen multiple times before.

"Back in the day I would see Barry Sanders all the time, but he was always right at the speed limit.  Hell, just two nights ago we clocked Chris Johnson going 180, but we knew even in our squad cars we couldn't catch him," said Officer Jameson.

Although Peterson said that the event didn't phase him, he ran for just 85-yards and fumbled the ball twice the next night against the Bears.

"I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with the incident, but it might be, I mean they're starting corners at linebacker now I'm pretty sure," said Peterson of the game.

Peterson was actually pulled over going 109 in his BMW, here is the link to the actual article .

I'm Joe W.