HOUSTON, TEXAS (KLTV) - Minnesota Vikings running back and East Texan Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston and charged with resisting arrest.
The Palestine native was released from a Houston jail on a $1,000 bond later Saturday, according to information on the Houston Police Department website.
According to police, Peterson was arrested around 2:30am at Bayou City Place next to the Bayou Music Center, formerly known as Verizon Wireless Theatre.
According to KTRK (ABC 13) in Houston:
Police said he was at a bar with a group of people when an off-duty HPD officer working security told them to leave because the bar was closing.
Officials said the group did not leave and the officer had to return and tell them to leave a second time. That's when, according to officials, Peterson said "we heard you the first time" and pushed the officer in the shoulder, causing him to stumble.
Investigators said the officer then told Peterson he was under arrest and asked him to turn around, but Peterson began yelling and turned around to face the officer instead.
It took three off-duty officers to handcuff Peterson as he allegedly continued to resist.
Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan said Saturday, the Vikings "are aware of the situation and are gathering more information."
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