Adrian Peterson Compares Playing in the NFL to Slavery

Adrian Peterson Compares Playing in the NFL to Slavery

We think it's probably pretty safe to say that Adrian Peterson is just one of the many NFL players that's not real happy with the NFL owners right now. How do we know? Well, he said as much during a recent interview with Yahoo's Shutdown Corner blog when he was asked about it—and he made sure that he didn't leave any question over the way he felt about it, even if he had to go to the extreme to do it. "It's modern-day slavery, you know?" he said. "People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money...the owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money...I understand that; it's how they got to where they are now. But as players, we have to stand our ground and say, 'Hey—without us, there's no football.'" Yikes. So, should we start planning for lonely Sunday afternoons this fall now—or what? [Shutdown Corner, via Huffington Post]

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