Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tweeted a pair of brief responses on Sunday to the news that he was arrested on Saturday and spent the night in jail.
First he quoted Winston Churchill: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. WC."
Shortly after that, he tweeted, "Thank you for waiting for the facts. Truth will surface."
According to reports, Peterson was arrested early Saturday at a Houston nightclub for resisting arrest. He spent the rest of the night in jail and was released on a $1,000 .
A police spokesman told NFL.com and NFL Network that Peterson allegedly pushed an off-duty police officer who was working security.
Peterson is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery and hopes to be ready to play in the season-opener.