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Resisting arrest... That's not good.. Keeping it real.
I'm hell when I'm well.. And, I am never sick!
That doesn't sound like him. I hope he is not changing.
But resisting arrest for what? Do we know?
I just saw it scroll across the TV no details..
From this report he was arrested for wanting a glass of water. My guess he said something as he was headed to the door but that would be no reason to get jumped by the "law".
It's obviously too early to pass any judgment on Peterson for the arrest. However, it sounds like there could be concrete details of the incident revealed: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that "the incident culminating in Peterson's arrest was captured by one or more surveillance cameras."
Florio reports that Peterson was with his girlfriend and some family members at a Houston nightclub.
"Peterson wanted to get some water before he left, but an officer told Peterson that he needed to leave," Florio writes per a source. "Some words apparently were exchanged, but Peterson eventually walked to the exit with one of the club's bouncers."
According to Florio, "one of the officers then jumped on Peterson's back from behind and tried to take him down." It reportedly took several more police officers to actually arrest Peterson.
This post was edited by gyrene 21 months ago
After reading the article I now know 2 things. It sounds like the police/bouncers screwed up and AD is a beast off the field as well.
One of the idiots, I mean officer, made a big mistake in trying to jump on Adrian's back to take him down. I have the feeling, that the DA will drop any and charges, to try save face and not make the Houston Police force look like idiots, even more.
Interesting. I hope AD's knee is ok. The police officer may be a Packers fan. Seriously, though, I hate to see AD get in trouble. He's been such a classy representative of OU and seems like a great guy the one time I met him. Hope it blows over.
I'm in my 60s and have been hearing all my life what jerks the Houston police are (as a group).
Seriously. We don't know the whole store, but Adrian was there with some of his family and from the report, was just to get some water before leaving. And some police officer was going to show his authority, maybe have pushed it to far, when it was really wasn't necessary.
Guess more will come out on this and we will see what is what.
This won't end well for HPD. They are taught to diffuse the situation and if AD was leaving there is no situation. I am sure AD said some lovely things that pissed off the officer. You have to show more restraint than that. This was not a disorderly person or a crime being committed.
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Good point, Peace. In fact, police officers "peace" for purposes of Disturbing the Peace cannot be disturbed. Because of their employment as a police officer, it is presumed under the law that they will a higher tolerance for offensive conduct by others than a lay person (ie an officer should shake it off when a person, let's say Adrian Peterson saying, "your mama's so fat, when she broke her leg, gravy came out." ) Fair or not, a police officer has to be held to higher standards by nature of their employment. If the reports are true that AD and the police officer were separated and AD was leaving, I don't even see that a valid basis for an arrest existed because there had been no crime committed (in this case, a misdameanor) and the officer had probable cause to further detain or go ahead and arrest AD. One other thing, the very nature of the charge-Resisting Arrest-indicate that there was some basis for AD to be detained or arrested (ie he had an arrest warrant outstanding, or the officer had probable cause). Thus, when he was arrested, he resisted. If the arrest isn't valid from its inception, a person can resist an unlawful arrest (at least in Oklahoma-Texas is different and weird).
All that said, there are two sides to every story and this will play out time. The best thing AD can do is be contrite and apologize, even if he didn't do anything wrong other than being at a night club at 2:00 am. I bet he will.
The article I put up earlier in this thread has been updated with a respnnse from the HPD. They tell a completely different story.
Can't wait for the film from the surveillance cameras to hit youtube. (not that it's really film now days)
happened to me one time by a power tripping officer!!!!! don't get me wrong i have several officer friends and they have a very hard job but this officer get this was black did i call racism hell know it was power tripping. anyway i was out of the tank before they even booked me and i received an apology!!!!! oh by the time the skirmish was over it took six officers to subdue me man they messed up my 500$ suit and lucasey eel boots! i guess they didn't know i was a wrestler before i was a football player : ) adrian is a good guy all and all lets keep this to a dull roar.
Too early to tell on this one. One single omitted fact can change everything.
I'm 75 seen and been around all kinds of messes..I told my kids what my dad told me...NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT!!! Before we jump on the law and blame them let's hear all the facts..I also wonder what our take would be if this was an OSU or TEX player
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Since his bond was only $1,000. I can tell you it is nothing serious. I am sure the location where he was, a very nice place, wishes it never happened.
Sounds like the Houston Police!!!
Say what you mean, mean what you say!!!
Houston Police used to have a very bad racist attitude. Not as corrupt as Louisiana cops but still a very bad rep. Don't know if that's still true but...
I'm curious whether or not they knew who he was... surely they knew. Probably just a power trip for the cop. The HPD has to be embarrassed. Plus, with his $$ he can pursue with a lawsuit and he might to clear his name. But he will probably just drop it when they throw out the charges.
The saints must of had a bounty out on him.
Obviously this officer doesn't watch much football if he thought he could take adrian Peterson down by jumping on his back! You have to go for his legs!
Things are rarely perfect or totally bad.
Reality=closer to the middle.
Never as bad as it seems, never as good as it seems.
I have lived in Houston 24 years now. Our HPD does not have a good reputation when it comes to abuse. The local coverages are writing up and reporting a case that sounds pretty good for AD
I heard the Chicago Bears were immediately on the phone to HPD trying to figure out how they stopped AD.
I know right from wrong. Wrong is the fun one.
Yep but still no real answers as the cops were off sides and will soon be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct...lol
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