TMZ Weighs In On The Adrian Peterson Arrest

It generally isn't a good thing to be getting news from/linking to TMZ if you're a sports site. . .but, they do have a more detailed account of what happened at Live! at Bayou Place this morning regarding Adrian Peterson's arrest.

Kese Smith, the PIO for the Houston PD, tells TMZ an off-duty police officer was working security for the club Live! at Bayou Place when closing time approached and he told various patrons it was time to leave.

Smith says the officer had to come back and tell Peterson a second time that he needed to leave and Peterson shot back, "Hey man, we heard you the first time!" and pushed the officer in the back of his shoulder, causing him to stumble.

Smith says the officer then told Peterson to turn around and put his arms behind his back because he was under arrest and Peterson began yelling at the officer. Smith says the officer repeated himself and that's when Peterson turned around to face the officer and got in "an aggressive stance."

Well. . .that doesn't sound particularly promising. In a separate story, TMZ says that Peterson was "wasted" when the incident took place, which doesn't sound like it's in keeping with his character from everything we know about the guy.

I'm still curious to see the alleged video that this entire incident was recorded on. In any case, it seems like something that could have been avoided and wasn't. At this point, Peterson still only has one charge of resisting arrest pending, which is a Class A misdemeanor in the state of Texas.

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