Vikings RB Peterson Described as Highly Intoxicated, Belligerent During Arrest

Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has some explaining to do over his arrest at a Houston nightclub. The GM of the club told TMZ that Peterson was a highly intoxicated, belligerent customer.

Peterson has been 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 “tried to intimidate the bartender” for another drink after last call was announced.

When confronted by an off-duty police officer, Peterson made a threatening gesture. “He looked really scary and I thought he was going to attack the cops,” Maher told TMZ. Peterson is in Houston rehabilitating from last seasons serious knee injury.

Quarterback Christian Ponder told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Peterson has the support of his teammates.

“Obviously he’s probably a little embarrassed by this, but he’s a guy we count on,” Ponder told the Star-Tribune. “We all have made mistakes. He’ll learn from it. We’ll be all right.”

Peterson took to Twitter Sunday to respond to the allegations – quoting Winston Churchill:


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