Awaiting Adrian Peterson police report

July, 7, 2012
7/07/12
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Sorry, folks. It's going to be tough to render an opinion, a take or anything else of a subjective nature on Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson's arrest until we know a few more facts. And that includes some basics, like what happened and why he was going to be arrested before he allegedly resisted arrest early Saturday morning in Houston.

To this point, resisting arrest is the only charge Peterson is facing. As of Saturday afternoon, Houston police had released no further details. (He was released on a $1,000 bond Saturday morning.) Clearly we need to wait on more facts before knowing if this was a serious incident. According to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com, resisting arrest in Texas is classified as a Class A misdemeanor.

Additional details will help us render a guess as to whether Peterson could face NFL discipline. NFL players aren't usually suspended for Class A misdemeanors, but again, there seems to be more to this story. To my knowledge, Peterson's only previous legal run-in came in 2009, when he received a citation for driving 109 miles per hour on a Twin Cities highway.

Peterson's availability for the beginning of the season remains uncertain as he recovers from surgery on his left knee. We'll update as warranted.

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