Arrested for resisting arrest and accused of pushing an off-duty police officer, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has addressed the situation on Twitter.
“Thank you for waiting for the facts,” he said. “Truth will surface.”
And the truth (or at least Peterson’s version of it) presumably will be different from the allegations against him. Paraphrasing a bounty-related quote recently posted by Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, Peterson says, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
Of course, nothing stops Peterson from professing his version of the truth right now, on Twitter or elsewhere. But he’s surely under orders from his lawyer(s) to not talk about the details, since anything Peterson says can and will be used against him within the confines of his potential prosecution.