MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings
running back Adrian Peterson could lose his driver's license after
police clocked him driving at 109 mph -- nearly twice the posted speed
limit -- on a suburban highway last weekend. Peterson said
Thursday that he "got a little speeding ticket. I need to be more aware
of the speed.
was pulled over just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday while driving his BMW in
a 55-mph zone on state Highway 62 -- a normally busy stretch of road
known as the Crosstown that connects Minneapolis with southern and
western suburbs, Edina police spokeswoman Molly Anderson said. She said
Peterson was given a citation and allowed to drive away after what
appeared to be a "very routine" traffic stop. Anderson said police clocked Peterson going 109 mph, but the running back told the AP he wasn't driving that fast.