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Adrian Peterson Gets Arrested, Quotes Winston Churchill

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Adrian Peterson Gets Arrested, Quotes Winston Churchill
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Adrian Peterson, NFL star extraordinaire, recently got himself arrested following an altercation with off-duty police officers at a nightclub in Houston, Texas. Sports Illustrated reports that Peterson was attempting to get some water right before the club was scheduled to close, an incident which caused the officers clearing out the joint to become more than a little irritated with the professional athlete. When Peterson was told that he had to leave the club at that very moment, the Minnesota Vikings’ running back decided he was sick and tired of being told what to do. This is where things get sketchy.

According to TMZ, Peterson was arrested after shoving one of the off-duty officers, who was working as a security guard at the club when the incident took place. After repeatedly reminding the football star to take a hike, Peterson allegedly yelled, “Hey man, we heard you the first time!” before turning his irritation into physical intimidation. It was around this time that Peterson was placed under arrest, though he didn’t go down without a fight.

Here’s the kicker: It took three officers to properly wrangle the NFL player, which I’m sure wasn’t fun for anyone involved. As always, someone in the club that night was armed with a camera, allowing them to capture the showdown on video. TMZ, of course, managed to get their hands on a copy, which you can find embedded below.

Details surrounding the arrest, as well as the charges currently levied against him, are few and far between at this moment in time. However, Peterson did recently take to Twitter to drop some knowledge courtesy of Winston Churchill.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for someone to cook up a zinger.

In order to defend himself against these charges, Peterson has hired attorney Rusty Hardin, the man who successfully defended baseball star Roger Clemens after Congress accused him of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs. Given that Hardin has experience representing professional athletes who have had brushes with the law, this might be a smart move on Peterson’s part. Assuming, of course, that he did something wrong.

If you’re curious to see what other Twitter users have to say about Adrian Peterson’s arrest, have a look at some reactions to the news embedded below.

Adrian Peterson Gets Arrested, Quotes Winston Churchill
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  • charles chapman

    AP All Day….What a joke AP is a beauty

  • Sanchez

    Fire the cops, they are idiots. Water 10 minutes, filing reports 2 hours.

  • zoo

    AP, just have to be smarter next time.

  • El Capitan

    what is with nightclubs and athletes, why all the fights? is that why they go there? overpaid as$wipes !

    • Heather

      please tells us how you really feel…

  • http://Yahoo Peter

    Stupid Azz!

  • Mike

    Looks like the cops had a broom stick up their asses. I freaking hate pigs, it’s not against the law too get a drink of water.

  • Barb

    Who knew AP could quote WC…impressive.

    • Heather

      Not really that impressive. Had he quoted someone Black, other than Malcolm X, Fredrick Douglas, or Dr. King, I would agree.

  • http://erscan'tholdthisdude Ray

    Adrian is a beast you couldn’t have thought some Texas piggs would be able to bring him down. Professional players can’t hold this dude surley some flashlight dougnut eating pig couldn’t come on now