This just goes to show you that it can happen to anyone. Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson was arrested for resisting arrest outside a Houston bar early on Saturday morning. Peterson reportedly pushed an off-duty officer, and it took three officers to handcuff him and send him off to jail. According to reports, Peterson was very drunk and was difficult to deal with for most of the night.
If you never saw this coming, believe me you aren’t alone. Out of all the guys in the NFL who would be on my list as potential candidates to do something like this, Peterson was probably at or near the bottom. I would probably be more surprised if Tim Tebow got arrested for being drunk and disorderly, but that’s about it.
Not to give him a free pass or anything, but this proves that everyone makes mistakes. Peterson has been a class act since coming into the NFL, so this one blip on the radar probably won’t taint his career too badly. I guess my point here is that I have heard some people grumbling about the Rams bringing in some guys who have had trouble with the law, and this proves that just because someone makes a stupid mistake it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a chance. People do stupid things, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are bad.