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Adrian Peterson Makes Up For “Modern Day Slavery” Quote.

August 5, 2011 by Nick in PLAYER NEWS

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With the exciting news of Adrian Peterson and his fiance welcoming a little boy into the world and his return back to the training camp you may have forgot about his incident just a few months ago. As you probably tried to forget, Peterson described the league’s labor relationship with players as “modern-day slavery” in a March interview with Yahoo! Sports. The comment drew national rebuke for its gross exaggeration. Around here, it grew especially worrisome when Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, among others, began supporting Peterson’s “position.”

In May, Peterson shot a video for the DNA Foundation, founded by actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. He spoke publicly about the matter for the first time Friday, taking full accountability for his word choice and saying he has committed to further cooperation with the DNA Foundation.

“I regret using those words,” Peterson said. “Because obviously there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that you can compare to slavery. It stands alone. … I should have used better wording to put out there. But it’s spoiled milk. It’s old. Hopefully we can move on.”

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MNVIKINGSBLOG.COM ANALYSIS:

For one moment forget about how amazing Adrian Peterson is on the field.  Its acts like this which make Peterson the amazing guy that he is.  He is routinely helping out youth and makes every attempt to right any wrong doing he has done in the past.  We all make mistakes and Peterson has too.  Unlike most public figures, A.P. makes an effort to publicly fix them as well.   I don’t know about you, but i’ll take a superstar runningback that drives a little to quickly and uses fast food resteraunt bathrooms after hours over the drunk driving and late night clubber players any day.

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