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Adrian Peterson likely will receive a fine, police say

Mug shot of Adrian Peterson following Saturday's arrest.
Mug shot of Adrian Peterson following Saturday's arrest. (Houston Police Department/Special to NFL.com)

Two days after Adrian Peterson's arrest for resisting arrest, it remains unclear what exactly happened leading up to the incident. It is becoming clearer, however, what sort of punishment Peterson might get.

Houston Police Department Spokesperson Kese Smith told NFL.com and NFL Network on Monday that he would probably end up with a fine because Peterson's charge is a misdemeanor.

Peterson is due back in court on Friday and has no known prior record. Smith said he'd believed that Peterson's case would be adjudicated quickly. Peterson's arrest document indicates he pushed a police officer and that Peterson knew the person was an officer.

Peterson is one of the league's biggest and brightest stars so a story like this deserves attention. Ultimately, it might not affect the 2012 Minnesota Vikings much. First-time offenders of the NFL's conduct policy are usually not suspended for something like resisting arrest.

The Vikings could also discipline Peterson, but that seems unlikely.

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