THIS…..is the face of one of the most fierce, violent runners in the NFL today. Adrian Peterson found himself in the news for something other than his rehabilitation. After tearing his ACL and MCL late in the season, Peterson has been on the road to recovery.
He looked just fine as he was being arrested the other night in Houston. TMZ has a video of his arrest that you can watch by clicking here.
Analysis from CCS forum member Rory Sparrow on the mugshot was right on the money. “He looks like LeVar Burton on steroids.” Peterson then went on to give the cop the Atari Bigby treatment.
Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith said Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because it was closed. The man, who Kese said identified himself as a police officer, left to tell other patrons to leave the club before returning to Peterson’s group to again tell them to leave.
Kese said Peterson turned around and told the officer that he heard him the first time and pushed him in the shoulder, causing him to stumble. The officer told Peterson he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back. Peterson began yelling, pulled away and “assumed an aggressive stance” so another off-duty officer came to help. Peterson continued to struggle with them both.
The 27-year-old player was finally handcuffed with the help of a third off-duty officer. Peterson complained of shortness of breath after he was taken to a Houston jail and was examined by Houston Fire Department personnel, who said that he was OK.