As people in and around the NFL continue reacting to Adrian Peterson’s comparison of the owners’ treatment of the players to “modern-day slavery,” Saints fullback Heath Evans has given a particularly critical assessment of the wisdom of Peterson’s words.
“I wish I had the athletic ability of AP’s like little finger,” Evans said on WEEI, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Alright. But he’s an idiot, and what he said was moronic at best.”
Evans said he thinks the owners are licking their chops every time a player says the wrong thing, such as when players like Nick Collins and Antonio Cromartie say players should attend the draft at a time when the NFLPA* is saying players should avoid the draft.
“What we have to avoid is the Nick Collins comment, the Cromartie,” Evans said. “And those comments, they hurt us. And ultimately that is what the owners are banking on.”
Evans is right that players publicly making boneheaded or divisive statements can only help the owners’ side. Which might be a good reason for Evans not to call his fellow players idiots.