Adrian Peterson Apologizes For Child Football Camp Mishap
“I want to apologize to all the fans about the confusion regarding the camp in Norman,” Peterson said in a statement issued to the Associated Press through his agent. “I hosted camps in Palestine and Tyler, Texas, last week that went great. Due to ProCamps misunderstanding of my schedule, I was never able to host this year’s Norman camp on their scheduled dates, but look forward to being back in 2012.”
While Peterson apologized, ProCamps backtracked from the reason they gave for Peterson’s absence Tuesday – that he couldn’t attend the camp because he was taping a special for the NFL Network.
The following message was posted on the ProCamps website Wednesday afternoon:
“ProCamps Worldwide would like to correct its previous statement regarding this week’s Adrian Peterson Camp in Norman, Oklahoma, as well as take full responsibility for the scheduling mishap with this event.
“We erroneously stated that Adrian’s inability to attend the camp results from his involvement with the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2011. In fact, he will be visiting the NFL Network July 3.”
Earlier Wednesday, the NFL Network issued a statement that Peterson would, in fact, be in studio July 3 “to discuss the final episode unveiling the top 10 players. There is no conflict with the camp.”
The camp, hosted by former Sooners Jason White, Mark Clayton and DeMarco Murray in Peterson’s absence, will still be conducted Thursday and Friday mornings for kids 7-14 at the OU Intramural Fields.
What if parents paid the $199 fee to have their children meet and/or receive instruction from Peterson specifically?
According to ProCamps’ bulletin Wednesday: “ProCamps has issued an apology to the campers for the situation (and) offered full refunds to participants who do not want to attend and $70 worth of in kind gifts for those who will be attending”
As I stated in the previous post Adrian Peterson is simply too much of a stand up guy for this to happen. While mistakes do happen it sounds like this instance wasn’t due to Peterson but the camp organizers and possibly Peterson’s agent. It’s an unfortunate event but life happens. Let’s all get over it.