• Dec 5, 2009
Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson – or "Purple Jesus" as he's known to Vikings fans – is one of the fastest men in the NFL. Turns out, he's also one of the fastest men on a certain suburban Minnesota freeway, where police clocked him and his (model unknown) BMW going 109 mph in a 55 mph zone. Oops!
For his part, Peterson claims it was just, "A little ticket" and that he was not going as fast as the cops said he was. However, Minneapolis police spokeswoman Molly Anderson said that Peterson was indeed pulled over after police recorded him going 109 mph. Anderson states that Peterson was given a citation and allowed to drive away after what she described as a "routine traffic stop." Must be nice being the savior for an entire state. Go Pack, go!

[Source: Associated Press | Image: Hannah Foslien/AP Photo]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Another BMW D-bag
      • 5 Years Ago
      you know, i read that whole article, and everybody is commenting on speeding and such.

      my questions is, is lieberman a packer fan or just a rabble rouser?
      • 5 Years Ago
      He was trying to beat Jeremy Clarkson, personal record unoffically set at 186mph, but didn't scream "POWERRRRR" enough.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Most cars can go that fast easily and most people have gone that fast on public roads. No big deal.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly, I've done 162km/h (100mph) on a 100km/h (62mph) 4-lane straight freeway. And that's only because I was following the guy in front of me, lol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've gone flat-out, foot-to-the-floor on a public freeway before...

        ...granted, it was in a 90hp Mitsubishi Mirage with 150,000 miles on the clock, so I was still only going 85mph...with a tailwind.
        • 5 Years Ago
        In his defense, being black in Minnesota means getting tickets like this: I was with my brother-in-law (black) and he got pulled over doing 75. The cop wrote the ticket for "96 mph"!

        I've never heard of such a thing but I'm told it's common up there.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My comment above was to Nathan.

        I just read Paul's post. Jimbo's response was nicer than mine would be.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Most can and do indeed. I also got a ticket doing over 100mph in a 55 in a BMW. The police don't like that, apparently.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I suspect you don't know the area. Highway 62, where he was busted, is not amenable to those kinds of speeds.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It has been awhile since I lived in Minneapolis, but I remember the place as being one of the least likely places in America to get a trumped up speeding ticket because you are black. I think a previous comment made by Paul is a lie.

        As well regarded as Adrian is in Minnesota, I'm a bit surprised he didn't receive a police escort instead of a ticket.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like I said when this story broke a WEEK ago:

      Who cares?
        • 5 Years Ago
        For some reason, I thought it happened on Wednesday. I voted myself down.

        You win this round!
        • 5 Years Ago
        But look at the response to your initial post...I (the correct one) is voted way down...while you are voted way up.

        I tell you...excluding you and me (of course), there are a lot of mindless drones on this site...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It happened Saturday night...November 28th...A week prior to my post.

        Try again.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So the story broke before it actually happened?
      • 5 Years Ago
      After reading the comments and that of Peterson, most of you are just plain idiots, fools, boobs and neer-do-wells. As a final reply, Peterson had plenty of similar experience in Norman when he had free run of the cars at the un-mentioned dealership. Simply an extension of an idiot continuing his path of idiocy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Last time I was over 140 (1970 GTO coupe would only do 140, maybe more but it was taking too long) was in 1973 with a 73 Kawasaki Z-1. 152 indicated on I30 west of texarkana with a friend who was with the Ark state highway patrol. He followed me into Tx at a legal rate of speed and clocked me pulling away from him at 140+ from his chevy caprice 454.

      Today, almost any crotch rocket squidbike can do an easy 150 in a straight line...and quickly. Around the PG County area east of DC/MD/VA, they often do.

      As for DWB....well, fact of life. 109 is piker...black and ther sports guys get caught well over 160-170 in lamborghinis and ferraris down south. If this was a BMW 760 bankermobile, he was just cruising.

      • 5 Years Ago
      It seems like it was a BMW 760. Supposedly AD owns a 760 and a Range Rover.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is, he has a 760LI
      • 5 Years Ago
      Along I-15 through the Wasatch Front it's not uncommon to cruise at 80 - next to the police.

      That said, what's the big deal? Are we sure he wasn't driving a Nissan Cube?
      • 5 Years Ago
      109mph is not as dangerous as it was twenty or even ten years ago. Many, if not most, cars sold in the States can get up to this speed safely, and the ones that can get there quickly can also get back down to 65 quickly.

      That's not to say that it's a good idea to do it, of course. We have such a minimal amount of drivers' education here... even if a particular driver is capable of safely piloting his vehicle at such speeds, most of the other cars on the road are driven by people who understand neither the dynamics of traffic flow nor the road etiquette required for cars to share the same highways at drastically different speeds.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hehe, when I was 17 and completely braindead, I took my car up to 140 mph on the freeway.

      Lucky as hell too, I learned later of a popular speed trap on that route.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is a huge difference between going 109 on a straight, flat, non-congested road in a car that can handle the speed and is sticking to the passing-lane, versus doing just 60 or 70 on a windy road while weaving in between cars while driving some 3-ton top-heavy SUV with the driver talking on the phone or texting.

      Unfortunately our laws don't really notice that there is a huge difference between these two actions, and the former will get raped by the legal system, while the latter might not even get pulled over at all.

      There is a very good reason why here in the US we don't - and probably never will - get any roads approaching autobahn speeds (besides some lonely roads in the West).

      In Germany there is a systemic approach to building these type of roads - they are extremely well designed, they are well maintained and getting a license is extremely difficult, they don't put up with BS - the cops see you not obeying the "rules of the road", they will pull your butt over. And of course, it costs money. Americans like cheap and fast. They want easy access to cheap cars. They would never be willing to pay for the maintenance of autobahn-class roads - hell bridges collapse and our roads are full of potholes and people still don't care.
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