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Minnesota Vikings player arrested on charge of resisting arrest
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)

Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 07:05:45 JST by admin

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