There's a been a lot of confusion over the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and what exactly went down. Initially, all that was known was that he was charged with resisting arrest after multiple police officers tried to get him into cuffs. Details of the actual incident were unknown, but the police have relayed their report to the media and we've got a little bit of clarity.
It's not the good kind of clarity, though. The details really do make Peterson out to be the bad guy. ESPN Twin Cities has the report, which in a nutshell has Peterson talking back to an officer who was working security, and then shoving said officer which led to his arrest.
According to the report, the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. when the Bayou Live Nightclub was closing and the security guards (who are police officers) were rounding up the patrons and telling them to go him. They reportedly told Peterson and his group that they needed to leave and make their way towards an exit, and then went on their business telling the rest. Eventually, they came back to Peterson, who was still standing and talking with his group, and asked him again.
Peterson than reportedly gave the officer the "I heard you the first time," line and then pushed the officer, causing him to stumble. At that point, the officer tried to arrest him, was failing in doing so, and the other officer assisted and hauled Peterson off the jail. There, Peterson complained of shortness of breath, was pronounced medically fine and was formally charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
There's no word as to whether or not there will be a charge for assaulting a police officer, but it is somewhat surprising that there hasn't been yet. Usually when you have details like that, you have multiple charges, so it will be interesting to see where this goes.