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Yo Adrian…I Got Your Back

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First off let me say that I have nothing but respect for law enforcement, and the sacrifices officers nationwide make to protect the streets across this country.

I have family members who serve in law enforcement some (now retired) and others still actively to this day, serve with honor protecting the citizens of their respective cities, investigating drug dealers to homicides and everything in between….

That stated I have to back up my boy, Minnesota Vikings Superstar All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. AP was arrested over the weekend and charged with resisting arrest after a evening at a club in Houston Texas.

Details are still emerging but what we’ve heard at this point is Houston law enforcement came in at closing to clear out the club. Peterson was there and wanted a drink of water before departing, “Go Now” he was told, Peterson began making his way towards an exit when an officer jumped on his back, two more officers joined the fray and Adrian was placed into cuffs.

Officials said in a statement later on in the day that Peterson was arrested because he pushed an off duty officer who was working security. None of this makes sense to me

1) Adrian Peterson has always been a star that his kept his name out of the media for these legal reasons.

2) To be charged with resisting, should there not be a second charge that led for grounds to be arrested in the first place? For example if he did push someone where is the assault charge?

Peterson has hired well known defense attorney Rusty Hardin, who was quick to release this statement as outlined in a article posted this evening on ProFootballTalk.com Hardin says Peterson is the victim in fact he was struck in the face twice without provocation.

This makes most sense to me, it sounds in this case as though law enforcement was overzealous here, maybe there was a bit too much testosterone flowing and they wanted to “tackle the football star”

We will see how the legal process plays out, but I expect Peterson to be cleared and this whole case thrown out. If in the end guilt is found on his behalf, then Adrian should and will be rightfully subject to discipline by the legal system in Texas, the NFL & the Minnesota Vikings.

In this country “you are innocent until proven guilty” I say to Texas prosecutors “prove it”.

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The one thing Adrian is guilty of in my eyes is perhaps less than stellar judgment, I mean after all he is rehabbing a very severe knee injury. He probably shouldn’t have been at the club at close, but the fact remains these charges and the surrounding circumstances do not make sense.

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Written by Brandon

July 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Posted in Minnesota Vikings

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