'Truth will surface,' Peterson says in tweet

  • Article by: HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 9, 2012 - 11:30 AM

After his arrest at a Houston club for allegedly resisting arrest, the Vikings running back thanked fans for "waiting for the facts."

Adrian Peterson's mug shot, from his arrest early Saturday in Houston, where he is charged with resisting arrest.

Photo: Provided by City of Houston

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

A day after reports surfaced of his arrest in Houston, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson broke his silence through social media, telling followers there was more to the story than had been reported.

"Thank you for waiting for the facts. Truth will surface," he wrote on his Twitter account Sunday afternoon.

Peterson also quoted Winston Churchill, writing: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

Peterson had spent Saturday morning in jail after police said the Vikings star pushed an officer and resisted arrest at a nightclub.

Calls to Peterson's agent seeking comment and an explanation of Peterson's tweets were not returned.

Bob Hagan, a spokesman for the Vikings, said Sunday that the team had no comment beyond a statement issued on Saturday saying the team was gathering information about the incident.

The early Saturday incident landed Peterson in custody until he posted a $1,000 bond a few hours later. The four-time All-Pro now awaits a Friday appearance in Harris County Criminal Court.

Police say Peterson, 27, was with a group of people sitting next to the bar at Live! at Bayou Place in downtown Houston.

At 2 a.m., an off-duty police officer working security told them they had to leave because the club was closing. The officer left the group to tell other clubgoers to exit, and when he returned a short time later, Peterson and the group hadn't moved, Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said.

The officer again asked the group to leave.

"Peterson told the officer the group had heard them the first time and pushed him in the shoulder, causing him to stumble," Smith said.

The officer told Peterson that he was under arrest, but Peterson began yelling, struggling as the officer attempted to put on handcuffs and ignoring commands to stop resisting, Smith said.

Peterson pulled away from the officer "and assumed a violent stance," Smith said.

Two other officers helped subdue the 6-foot-1, 217-pound Peterson, who is recovering from knee surgery. Peterson was charged with resisting arrest.

  • related content

  • Adrian Peterson arrested in Houston

    Sunday July 8, 2012

    The Vikings star, accused of shoving an officer at a Houston club, has a Friday court date.

  • Adrian Peterson

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 11
Milwaukee - WP: Y. Gallardo 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price 0
Arizona - WP: W. Miley 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: A. Simon 4
Washington - WP: T. Roark 4 FINAL
Miami - LP: B. Hand 3
Oakland - LP: J. Hammel 1 FINAL
Houston - WP: D. Keuchel 8
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Wilson 5 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 7
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 3 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: K. Gausman 4
Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez 0 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 2
Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 6 FINAL
Boston - LP: B. Workman 1
Colorado 4 Bottom 8th Inning
Chicago Cubs 2
NY Yankees 2 Top 8th Inning
Texas 3
Minnesota 1 Top 7th Inning
Kansas City 3
Atlanta 0 Top 2nd Inning
Los Angeles 0
St. Louis 0 Bottom 1st Inning
San Diego 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Toronto FC 0 FINAL
D.C. 3
Colorado 0 FINAL
New England 3
Vancouver FC 0 FINAL
Chicago 0
Red Bull New York 1 2nd Half 30:00
Real Salt Lake 1
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which local pro team are you most excited about?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close