Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday in Houston after allegedly shoving an off-duty police officer at a club.
The NFL running back was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and spent a few hours in jail Saturday morning (July 7) before being released on $1,000 bond, the Houston Chronicle reports.
According to police, Peterson was with a group of people at a club in downtown Houston when an off-duty cop who was working security for the club asked him to leave at closing time. The group didn’t move, so when the officer asked them again to leave, Peterson turned around, said he heard the officer the first time and shoved the man in the shoulder.
The officer then told Peterson he was under arrest, police say, but Peterson started yelling and resisted when the officer tried to handcuff him. Two other off-duty cops eventually subdued Peterson and took him to jail. He complained of shortness of breath there but was deemed OK after medical personnel examined him.
A Vikings spokesman says the team is “aware of the situation and working to gather more information. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”
Peterson is scheduled to appear in court on the charge Friday. The Vikings open training camp on July 26.