Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in a night club in Houston. Pro Football Talk has an account of what happened at the link above and, frankly, I'm a bit confused.
According to the source, Peterson, his girlfriend, and some family members were at a nightclub in Houston. At closing time, a group of police officers entered the club, and they began instructing the remaining patrons to leave.
Peterson wanted to get some water before he left, but an officer told Peterson that he needed to leave. Some words apparently were exchanged, but Peterson eventually walked to the exit with one of the club's bouncers.
It's believed that one of the officers then jumped on Peterson's back from behind and tried to take him down. (Key word: "tried.") Other officers then joined the fray and completed the arrest.
Peterson was charged with resisting arrest, which implies he was being arrested for something else. He is charged for now with no other crime.
Okay, so Peterson has been charged with resisting arrest, but he hasn't been charged with anything else. For now, at least.
But if one is charged with "resisting arrest," shouldn't there be at least one other charge involved with this? You know. . .maybe the thing the person in question was resisting being arrested for doing in the first place? I mean, if the police are going to attempt to arrest you, it's because you did something wrong. Resisting arrest is not really a charge that can stand on its own.
Certainly more details will come out on this story as we go through the course of the next couple of days here. But this just seems weird.
Also, at this point, the Vikings have issued the (sadly) standard "We have no comment at this time because we are still gathering information" statement.