The Adrian Peterson fiasco continues to rock right along. Following reports that the Minnesota Vikings star was arrested at a Houston, Texas nightclub after scrapping with some off-duty police officers, Peterson enlisted the services of attorney Rusty Hardin, the man who defended Roger Clemens during that whole Congress/performance-enhancing drug situation. Even if Peterson didn’t do anything wrong, he’s going to make sure he has the best defense money can buy.
If you’re late to the party on this story, here’s what went down: Peterson was at a club in Houston around closing time. While security was attempting to push everyone out of the building, one guard/off-duty cop noticed Peterson heading back to the bar for some water. After telling the NFL star that he was to leave the premises, Peterson mouthed off and gave the guy a shove. Chaos promptly ensued, which resulted in the running back’s arrest. What’s more, it took the efforts of three officers to get Peterson under control.
For a shaky and almost incomprehensible video from the Peterson incident, take a look at the clip embedded below. It should give you a good idea of what was going on at the time:
Of course, it was only a matter of time before Peterson’s mugshot found its way online. As far as mugshots go, it’s actually not that bad. The fact that he’s smiling certainly adds to its appeal. In most cases, people look completely drained when they step in front of the camera for police. Adrian, on the other hand, looks like he’s having the time of his life.