Click here for story: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson compares NFL owners' treatment of players to 'modern-day slavery' in an online interview
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson compared NFL owners' treatment of players to "modern-day slavery," according to an online interview published Tuesday by Yahoo! Sports.
WHAT? A guy that makes a living playing a game compares his situation to that of slaves? Remember, slaves are people, forced against their will, into a life of servitude. Compare that to Peterson who gets to make millions playing a game, all voluntarily I might add. Please.
Oh and good for Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Pukers (sorry, couldn't resist, Packers):
Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant took exception to Peterson's comment, writing on Twitter: "Their is unfortunately actually still slavery existing in our world. Literal modern day slavery. That was a very misinformed statement."I also like Heath Evans response:
Saints fullback Heath Evans said he agrees with most of the Twitter responses about Peterson, which have been mostly negative.For a reference point, Adrian Peterson's contract is set to pay him $10.72 million for the 2011 season. Congrats Adrian, you are an idiot.
"We are all blessed to even strap a helmet on in this league!" Evans tweeted.
Anyone want to take a guess as to who Peterson voted for in 2008? Anyone?