by Duluth News Tribune
July 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him.
Tags: Football, Sports, Vikings 34 Comments »
I take a DIM view when it comes to drinking…Drink In Moderation and you won’t get into trouble. The old saying goes like this…if you sin when you’re drunk you pay the price when you’re sober.
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Are you implying that Peterson was intoxicated? Did the news account report that? Meanwhile, Peterson seems to be exhibiting a disdain for the law. He was ticketed for driving 109 mph in a 55 zone in 2010 then received another speeding ticket a short time later. Now he shoves, shouts at, and scuffles with police officers. Troubling trend.
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Yes I am indeed implying that he was under the influence of alcohol.
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Actually, he has one speeding ticket and one SEAT BELT ticket. Those are his only two prior run-ins with the law.
In this case, yes… he was intoxicated according to the bar manager. The bar manager also stated that Adrian stops in there occasionally during the off-season and rarely drinks much. Said “this is very out of character for him”.
The real question is “what does the surveillance footage show?”, as some of the information that is trickling out is kind of fishy.
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Per the Associated Press Nov 16, 2010: “Eden Prairie police issued Peterson a speeding ticket on Monday for going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone not far from the Vikings headquarters.
It’s at least the second time Peterson has been caught going too fast on Minnesota roads. Last year police say they clocked Peterson driving 109 mph in a 55 mph zone on state Highway 62 just outside of downtown Minneapolis.”
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We the people of the great state of MN should own his vehicle if that is the case.
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All of us have speeding tickets. Maybe the roads would be safer if we had higher speed limits and strict enforcement of people going five under in the fast lane! Face it, speeding tickets on highways are just another form of revenue for the government.
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I stand corrected on the speeding tickets.
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Just an other spoiled idiot that thinks just because he plays a sport he can get by with anything. In the old days sports players were considered role models and hero’s to young people. these days idiots like this tarnish that role . the article said nothing about Peterson being intoxicated if he was they I am sure would have charged him with that too.
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What old days are you talking about? Ty Cobb was a COMPLETE jerk who killed a guy in an alley. Babe Ruth was a womanizer and a drunk. Pete Rose gambled on baseball games. The only difference between todays athletes and back in the “old days” was media coverage and web sites like TMZ. I would actually argue athetes today are generally better behaved because that is part of oriantation and these guys do not want to lose marketing dollars. We also do not know what happened. If he is guilty he will be suspended and it will cost him millions (or at least hundreds of thousands).
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Better behaved, but with higher expectations. We fawn over these guys all day long, telling them how great they are, when instead we should be holding them accountable to the same standards of behavior that hold ourselves to. Having talent can make you rich. It doesn’t make you exempt from our code(s) of conduct.
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According to the Pioneer Press, Club manager Daniel Maher, speaking to TMZ.com, described Peterson as “very drunk” and said Peterson tried to intimidate the bartender into serving one more drink at closing time before an officer intervened. Peterson “looked really scary and I thought he was gonna attack the cops,” said Maher, who added that Peterson, once restrained, apologized for his behavior and told cops he usually doesn’t drink.
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Yeah, because TMZ always reports the truth.
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I hope you really aren’t trying to downplay getting clocked at 107 mph, weaving in and out of traffic in a 70 mph zone as a simple speeding ticket. He got a good lawyer. Any normal citizen would have also had a reckless or at least a careless driving charge as well.
The story goes that AP, shoved an off duty police officer after being asked to leave, was drunk and threatening, and 3 officers were needed to subdue him. Kind of like the way he runs in the NFL.
Maybe it was just a bad night for AP, maybe the story is slightly trumped up, or even untrue. However, the bar staff has backed up the police story. Now that’s a lot of money to throw away as a business. I doubt they would do do unless AP didn’t truly scare everyone.
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Peterson is young enough to learn from mistakes like this. Let’s hope he does so.
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Many pro athletes seem to have a sense of entitlement…it’s ok to speed, fight, push cops around, do a little drugs, whatever. When caught, they pay big bucks for hired gun lawyers and hope for, and often get, just a slap on the wrist. It’s living in a child forever unreality, and we who buy the tickets and watch on tv share in the unreality.
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Very true thoughts 3Boot….I couldn’t agree more. We as a society, although not all individually, more or less worship these entertainers whether they be actors from Hollywood or pro athletes from where ever. We follow their every move with intent interest, we build them billion dollar edifices to ply their trade and play their games….the same games we sometimes played as children for fun on the playground, we pay big bucks to rent a seat for a few hours and watch them play their respective games, they are the topic of millions of conversations between their “fans” every day…..is it any wonder they have a feeling of vastly inflated self-importance ?
We should keep in mind however that it’s our actions cumulatively that allow them to develope this power trip.
Inflated self importance usually does lead to trouble as many people in a wide variety of professions have found out.
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Over a billion Dollors for low life thugs way to go mn morons
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Facts need to be uncovered. My concern is how can you get “resisting arrest” without another charge first, such as “assaulting a police officer”? I only see the resisting arrest charge. Doesnt add up. That being said, high profile people such as Peterson have targets on their back. Nothing good happens around closing time. Dont put yourself in that position!
Thanks burntsider for the more accurate description of his speeding arrest/citation. The rest of the citizens of MN would have been jailed for reckless or careless driving.
What different worlds we live in.
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What has being a “off duty police officer” have to do with this? Does this make these individuals gods? I think not. If they are off duty they are no different than if Jesse Ventura was the bouncer.
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Allow me to clarify,,,, Peterson is only charged with “resisting arrest”. But no other charge before it? That doesnt make sense to me.
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I agree, that part of the story is confusing. Perhaps the police did him a favor and left the assault charge off. It’s not like athletes don’t get away with more than the average citizen. Just a guess.
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Bob, any police officer has the exact same powers and responsibilities whether on or off duty. 24/7/365.
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I am from Missouri, “Show Me”..
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Not the greatest source, but here you go:
The gist of it is, an off-duty officer has all the power of an on-duty officer, but is discouraged from engaging in anything that is not life threatening or felony-related due to potential legal liability issues.
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Sorry, doesn’t cut it. State statutes or Federal law only works….
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All you “dislikers” are true believers I guess… I have a bridge…
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I find it rather amusing that the article states he was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest. I think the reporter left out an important part of the facts of this caes. The article doesn’t even state what the original reason was for his arrest.
I would think that there has to be a chargeable offense worthy of your arrrest before you could ever be charged with resisting arrest.
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Exactly my point!
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Problem also is “offduty police officer”….if your off duty, then youre a civilian. Odd how a civilian (bouncer) can arrest someone, then claim resisting. Every bouncer i have known has people resist when they remove attempt to remove someone. NEVER do they try to arrest them on the spot, occasionally they will call the police if the person being bounced causes more issues. Cops should stay as cops and not be bouncers….if they do, then they can’t cry resisting on every person the remove.
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Unfortunately, you are wrong on this one.
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Unfortunately, you are wrong on this one.
Off-duty officers retain the same power they have while on-duty, they are just discouraged from taking part due to liability issues.
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It took three officers to subdue him? Odd, it usually only takes one Packer.
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