Adrian Peterson says it's a compliment when people think he's on performance enhancing drugs

Adrian Peterson's reaction to PED allegations is a bit different from most athletes

8/13/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on from the sidelines during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. The Texans won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsAdrian 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?
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8/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Eh, that works. I mean, there's no point in denying, because no one will believe you anyway, and at the same time, there's no real way to prove it.

8/13/13   |   NittanyJon   |   244 respect

Jess wrote:
This guy is so cool. What a great attitude.

I agree. I've heard him interviewed on more than one occasion. From afar, he does not seem like a primmadonna or a bad guy.

8/13/13   |   Jess   |   34415 respect

This guy is so cool. What a great attitude.