A Houston police department spokesman told USA Today that Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because the club had closed.
After the unidentified officer returned to Peterson to tell him to leave, the two exchanged words and Peterson pushed the officer. After the officer told Peterson he was under arrest the all-pro running back allegedly began yelling and assumed an aggressive stance with the officer.
Peterson was finally handcuffed with the help of a third police officer and taken to jail. He was released on $1,000 bond Saturday afternoon and charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest.
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