The resisting arrest charge against Adrian Peterson from a July 7th incident outside a Houston area night club has been dropped.
This is good because, in Texas, the punishment for resisting arrest is death by electrocution plus firing squad then they hang you, and I really need AD alive and well for the fantasy playoffs stretch run. (Seriously, screw the money, my league has a trophy, that’s all I want.)
But on a serious note, when these “star athlete arrested” stories first happen, they’re breaking news. Then when the outcome is like this,charges dropped, the story is nowhere near as sexy, so it gets treated as less than an afterthought, more of an unwanted obligation really, and that annoys me.
Other than his bone crushing handshake, I’ve never heard anyone say anything even remotely negative about Peterson so his name being cleared should be news.
On a side note, am I the only one who finds it fishy when someone is arrested for resisting arrest and that’s it? Shouldn’t there be another charge accompanying it in which you originally resisted and so the police charged you with both? Could you imagine what that conversation would be like?
“Hey you’re under arrest.”
Okay then bye.
“You resisted, now you’re really under arrest! Fool you!”