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Adrian Peterson Arrest: Running Backs Father Says Officers Were 'Disrespectful' Prior To Incident

The Adrian Peterson situation is just getting more confusing each day. Minnesota's feature running back was arrested and charged with ... resisting arrest after an incident in a bar in which he allegedly shoved an off-duty police officer. Peterson took to Twitter to suggest that things didn't happen that way, referencing a quote from Winston Churchill that clearly defined the official word on what happened as a lie.

So what did happen, then? Well, Adrian Peterson's father, Nelson, spoke to the Pioneer Press and he had some insight. Nelson said that the police were very disrespectful to Peterson, and that Peterson has a "high regard for people in the military and the officers that help protect us." On top of that, Nelson echoed the sentiment many have raised already: why is Peterson not being charged for shoving the officer?

"The officer said he pushed him, shoved him, then why is he not charged with assault?" Nelson said. "Only charged with resisting arrest. Doesn't make sense."

That's definitely a good point, and one that makes the hiring of Hardin to represent Peterson much more interesting. It's likely that Peterson would just be served a fine that he certainly can afford on Friday when he goes to court, but if Peterson truly feels that he wasn't in the wrong, he may be fighting it for the purposes of his record.

According to Nelson, Peterson also received a black eye when his face hit the ground while the officers were trying to detain him.

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