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When the news broke about the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson this past weekend, it got me thinking about some things.
Despite not knowing most of the facts about the situation, many fans greeted the news of his arrest with jeers and snickers. I get it, it’s what fans do. Whenever a member of a rival team (especially a hated rival team like the Vikings) does something stupid and gets in trouble, it’s natural for fans of the other team or teams to poke fun at the situation.
Look at all the trouble members of the Detroit Lions have been in. It was obvious Jim Schwartz was leading a team that had many clowns on it last year after the Suh stomping incident, but this offseason has just confirmed it. It’s despicable and a sign of a bad culture inside that locker room. The criticism Schwartz and the Lions have been receiving is deserved.
However, Peterson’s incident (which at the moment sounds incredibly sketchy) deserves no such wrath of fans. Despite playi...
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The initial reports that surfaced yesterday in the Adrian Peterson arrest somewhat paint him as a victim of over-zealous police officers.
That may not be the case as...
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For the first time since being arrested after allegedly pushing an off-duty police officer at a Houston nightclub early Saturday morning, Adrian Peterson has spoken out publicly about the incident.
It reportedly took several police officers to place Peterson under arrest after his confrontation with the off-duty officer. He has been charged with resisting arrest. On Twitter Sunday...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson works on strengthening his left knee on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (Credit: AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
Adrian Peterson’s father, Nelson Peterson, says that his son was mistreated by the police and not the perpetrator, when he was arrested and charged with resisting arrest in a Houston bar over the weekend.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wasn't the aggressor and was hit multiple times by arresting officers when he was arrested last weekend, attorney Rusty Hardin told NFL Network. A police spokesperson said Sunday that Peterson pushed an off-duty police officer working security. He was arrested for resisting arrest, fined $1,000 and stayed in jail for several hours...
Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas for resisting arrest. Meanwhile, Peterson's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, reportedly said the allegation that Peterson shoved a police officer is a "complete fabrication." According to NFL.com, Hardin released a statement on Monday that blames the police...
Thanks to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, we have a copy of Adrian Peterson’s mug shot. What a pretty mug shot it is.
I can’t tell if Peterson looks drunk, since I myself rarely drink and don’t get drunk. But he does look happy.
Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson (28) faces the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Minneapolis. (Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
It is becoming clear that Adrian Peterson wants to not only be exonerated on charges that he resisted arrest in a Houston bar over the weekend, but also to demonstrate that he was the victim of mistreatment at the hands...
TMZ has released the video of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s arrest.
Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning in Houston for resisting arrest. The details so far have been fishy at best.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. High-profile attorney Rusty Hardin said the facts presented against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson are a "total fabrication" in a released statement on Monday.Peterson, 27, hired Hardin to represent him following Peterson's weekend arrest and charges of resisting arrest following an incident at a Houston area nightclub early Saturday...
HOUSTON Adrian Peterson's reputation off the field apparently is as important to him as his on-field persona.
The hard-nosed Minnesota Vikings running back, who was charged with resisting arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston nightclub, has hired Houston-based attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him.
Hardin recently made headlines for his successful defense of major league...
The general manager of the Houston nightclub where Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday described the Minnesota Vikings star as a highly intoxicated, belligerent customer, TMZ.com reported. Peterson, charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, posted $1,000 bond and faces a Friday court appearance. Daniel Maher, general manager of Live at Bayou Place, told TMZ that Peterson...
Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas. A spokesman told NFL Network Peterson is very likely to be fined because he's facing a misdemeanor charge. Peterson, who hired Roger Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, was arrested early Saturday at a Houston nightclub for resisting arrest. He spent the night...
HOUSTON -- Adrian Peterson's reputation will not go quietly into the night.
The Minnesota Vikings running back, who was arrested and charged with resisting arrest early Saturday morning at a Houston night club, has hired Rusty Hardin for legal representation. You probably remember Hardin as the guy who successfully defended Roger Clemens in his perjury trial, and you probably...
Adrian Peterson will have a hired gun with him Friday when he is due in court for his initial appearance following his arrest Saturday morning on charges of resisting arrest. The Minnesota Vikings running back has hired attorney Rusty Hardin to represent him, according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. Hardin, you will recall, is the high-profile lawyer who worked for Roger Clemens when...