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NFL roundup: Police expect Peterson to be fined

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Houston police anticipate a fine for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stemming from his weekend arrest in Texas.

A spokesman told NFL Network Peterson is very likely to be fined because he's facing a misdemeanor charge. Peterson, who hired Roger Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, was arrested early Saturday at a Houston nightclub for resisting arrest. He spent the night in jail and was released on a $1,000 bond.

A police spokesman said Peterson pushed an off-duty police officer who was working security.

Hardin blames the Houston Police Department for an incident.

"Adrian Peterson did not resist arrest this past Saturday morning and any suggestion that he pushed, struck or shoved a Houston police officer is a total fabrication," a statement from Hardin reads, according to NFL.com. "He, in fact, was struck at least twice in the face for absolutely no legitimate reason, and when all the evidence is impartially reviewed, it will clearly show Adrian was the victim, not the aggressor."

---The NFL supplemental draft is scheduled for Thursday, and former Utah and Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is generating significant buzz entering his workout at the Houston Texans' indoor practice facility Tuesday.

Gordon, a 6-4, 220-pound receiver, never played for the Utes. He sat out last season as a transfer from Baylor. As a sophomore in 2010, he caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns.

Gordon is one of eight players confirmed eligible for Thursday's draft. Teams making selections submit bids to the league office and sacrifice the corresponding pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

--Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested and charged with falsely reporting a fire when he was locked out of a hotel in Albany, N.Y.

Lewis and his brother, Lamar Lewis, were locked out of a Hampton Inn in Albany around 4 a.m., according to the Albany Times-Union. When they were unable to get into the hotel through the lobby by banging on the glass doors at the entrance, they pulled a fire alarm.

Dion Lewis was arraigned and released. He was a fifth-round pick in 2011 and served primarily as a return specialist as a rookie.

--Saints linebacker Lawrence Wilson was suspended one game and fined the equivalent of two game checks for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Wilson signed with the Saints in March and was a sixth-round draft pick with Carolina in 2011 but spent most of last season on the practice squad.

Wilson will miss the Sept. 9 game against the Redskins.

--The wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a man standing on a freeway ramp beside his car.

Amy Senser didn't take responsibility for the crash that killed Anousone Phanthavong in the opinion of Hennepin County District Judge Daniel Mabley. He rejected probation and a fine and also declined a request that Senser go free until an appeal was heard. Senser was convicted in May of two felonies -- leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident in a timely manner.

Joe Senser played for the Vikings in the early 1980s and worked for the Vikings Radio Network until 2006. He's currently the color commentator for Division III St. Thomas.
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