EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with resisting arrest in his offseason hometown of Houston.
Peterson, 27, was taken into custody about 2:30 a.m. CT, according to the Houston Chronicle, which first reported the incident.
Peterson was in the Houston police department’s central jail until 10:30 a.m. CT and released on $ 1,000 bond, according to FOXSports.com’s A.J. Perez. A police official had no other details about the arrest other than that officers detained Peterson for “evading” police. According to the arrest record, Peterson was charged with “Resist arrest/seach-unclassified.”
“We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information,” a Vikings spokesperson said. “At this point we will have no further comment.”
Peterson has spent the offseason rehabilitating after undergoing surgery in December to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. He has split time at the Vikings’ facilities and in Houston during his rehab. The six-year NFL veteran has set a goal of returning for the team’s Sept. 9 season opener.
He signed a seven-year, $ 100 million contract extension during the 2011 preseason that made him the highest-paid running back in the league.
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