Adrian Peterson says it's a compliment when people think he's on performance enhancing drugs
Adrian Peterson is unique in more than one way. His ability on the football field transcends that of any running back we've seen in decades, and his attitude off the field is pretty different as well.
One of the common criticisms surrounding Peterson lately has been that he just has to be on performance enhancing drugs, since most people believe it's impossible to be that good without some sort of outside assistance.
While some people, like Albert Pujols, take issue with such accusations, Peterson says he takes it as a compliment
"Seriously. Especially with the amount of work I put in. Guys say that to me, or if I hear someone saying that -- it makes me feel good. When you know you don't do it, and someone's saying you do, you're like, 'Wow. They think I'm on HGH? I'm doing that good? Well, hoo! Thank you, Jesus!' It's a compliment. I don't get mad about it at all."
I'm past the point of trying to guess who is or isn't on PEDs. That's a fool's errand. That having been said, Peterson's words sound a lot like those of an innocent man.
If you know the truth and you have no doubt whatsoever, why worry about what people think?