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One year ago, it was uncertain whether Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson would even suit up in 2012, due to a pair of gruesome injuries.

But now the former is headed for the playoffs, the latter may set the all-time rushing record and both stars have been named Pro Bowl starters.

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The NFL announced the rosters last night for its meaningless postseason celebration, with Manning under center for the AFC and Peterson in the backfield for the NFC.

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NFL star Adrian Peterson shoved an off-duty police officer in a Houston bar early Saturday morning, leading to his arrest, the Houston P.D. says.

An off-duty officer was working security for the nightclub Live! at Bayou Place when closing time came and he told patrons it was time to leave.

The officer had to tell Peterson a second time he had to leave and the Vikings running back shot back, "Hey man, we heard you the first time!"

He then pushed the officer in the back of his shoulder, causing him to stumble.

Adrian Peterson Photo

The officer then told Peterson to turn around and put his arms behind his back because he was under arrest and Peterson began yelling at him.

The officer repeated himself and Peterson turned around to face the officer and got in "an aggressive stance," ignoring more verbal warnings.

A second and third officer then rushed over, according to the police, and they were finally able to arrest the all-star athlete and take him to jail.

He was booked on the charge of resisting arrest.

Adrian Peterson was heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest, which was very out of character for him, according to the nightclub owner.

Peterson has been to the club before, but he has never known him to drink much. He was reportedly a difficult customer all night Friday, though.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Revelers everywhere celebrated New Year's Eve watching Dick Clark attempt a countdown, listening to music, drinking champagne or, in some cases, kissing Lady Gaga.

Injured Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, meanwhile, spent Saturday night in the hospital. That's no fun, but at least he had a sense of humor about it.

The perennial fantasy football stud wrecked his knee in the Vikings' win over Washington on Christmas Eve, ending his season. He had successful knee surgery Friday.

That meant celebrating New Year's in bed, but Peterson was still in a festive mood:

Adrian Peterson Twitpic

Hopefully the hospital staff let Adrian enjoy that ice cream. Give the guy a break!

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