Minnesota Vikings player arrested on charge of resisting arrest
Date: Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 07:05:45 JST
Topic: Sports News


Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Charlotte, North Carolina October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Keane

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was detained early on Saturday after he resisted arrest outside a popular downtown Houston entertainment complex, police said.

The National Football League player was held on $1,000 bail at aHouston jail, according to the Houston Police Department's website. The site said he was booked on a charge of resisting arrest.

police spokesman did not immediately return calls requesting comment on what led to Peterson's arrest.

A jail representative, who declined to give her name, said Petersonwas arrested at Bayou Place, which features a Hard Rock Café, restaurants and four drinking establishments.

Peterson, 27, who is from Palestine, Texas, has been recuperating from an injury last December that required surgery.

(Reporting by Robert Kleeman; Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Peter Cooney)







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