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Adrian Peterson says there will be no hard feelings with owners

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Just months after Adrian Peterson compared the plight of the NFL player to “modern day slavery,” the Vikings running back said he believes there will be no hard feelings between the players and owners when the lockout ends.

“Not at all, it’s business as usual. You never get what you want, but you can get close to it. So I’m sure that’s what it’s going to end up being,” Peterson said at the ESPY’s to TMZ Live, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

James Harrison might disagree, but Peterson now seems to see the lockout for what it is: A business negotiation.

“It’s business. These owners, they are in their position because they worked hard, they made good decisions. So of course they are going to try to get the best deal for themselves. So it’s business,” Peterson said.

Wow. That’s so clear-headed and unemotional it almost gives the owners too much credit.

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22 Responses to “Adrian Peterson says there will be no hard feelings with owners”
  1. capslockkey says: Jul 14, 2011 3:08 PM

    Glad to see this guy finally come back to earth. Quite a leap going from “it’s slavery” to “it’s business”.

  2. marvsleezy says: Jul 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    Slavery was a business too, that doenst make it right. Just kidding, whatever….

  3. thephantomstranger says: Jul 14, 2011 3:34 PM

    Maybe he took a business or history class while he was locked out.

  4. sdboltaction says: Jul 14, 2011 3:53 PM

    He’s still an idiot until proven otherwise beyond a “reasonable doubt”….

  5. tombradyswig says: Jul 14, 2011 4:21 PM

    Now get back to GD work BOY!!!!!
    Plow dem fields son!!!!

  6. BlackandGoldMNBruinsFan says: Jul 14, 2011 4:23 PM

    There was a higher chance of an African-American child being raised by both his or her parents during the early 19th century than there is now, in the early 21st century.

    Not an opinion, proven fact.

  7. bingocostello says: Jul 14, 2011 4:31 PM

    Adrian no it’s Wonderlic, not “one to lick!

  8. irishgary says: Jul 14, 2011 4:38 PM

    You never get what you want, but you can get close to it

    Yeah like an NFL Championship. Loser!

  9. chatham10 says: Jul 14, 2011 4:49 PM

    I love that “no hard feelings”, I would hate to be a guy who is fighting for a job and has been outspoken during the lockout because he better hope someone is looking to hire him.

  10. mathsimillion says: Jul 14, 2011 5:08 PM

    Doesn’t he mean there will be no hard feelings with the “slave” owners?

  11. nfl25 says: Jul 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    There was a higher chance of an African-American child being raised by both his or her parents during the early 19th century than there is now, in the early 21st century.

    Not an opinion, proven fact.

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    i dont get it. what r u saying?

  12. dbellina says: Jul 14, 2011 5:58 PM

    Skol

  13. BlackandGoldMNBruinsFan says: Jul 14, 2011 5:59 PM

    African-American children were more likely to be raised by both parents during slavery than now, when they are raised by a single mother or grandparent.

  14. melonnhead says: Jul 14, 2011 5:59 PM

    It probably gives owners that inherited their teams too much credit.

  15. nfl fan says: Jul 14, 2011 6:01 PM

    “No hard feelings”….how ridiculous! He should kiss the ground every day and be thankful that he plays in a league with owners able and willing to pay him millions.

    I’ll predict he won’t have any hard feelings towards fans either, both of which pay him.

  16. nfl25 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:16 PM

    African-American children were more likely to be raised by both parents during slavery than now, when they are raised by a single mother or grandparent
    ————————————————-

    i belive u. but what does this prove? not being wise a$$, just trying to figure out if i am missing something

  17. themagicisyou says: Jul 14, 2011 6:22 PM

    There was a higher chance of an African-American child being raised by both his or her parents during the early 19th century than there is now, in the early 21st century.

    Not an opinion, proven fact.
    _____________________

    Thanks for sharing that with us. I mean, who would’ve thought — it’s hard to get a divorce or walk out on your family when you’re ENSLAVED.

    Any reason you’re mentioning this, by the way?

  18. iamthorny says: Jul 14, 2011 6:42 PM

    Let’s see if he keeps up this brave new face when the NFL mandates that, “Kunta Kinte” get pasted on the back of his jersey where “Peterson” once was ala the old UFL.

    HE HATE ME!

  19. contra74 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:54 PM

    irishgary says:
    Jul 14, 2011 4:38 PM
    You never get what you want, but you can get close to it

    Yeah like an NFL Championship. Loser!
    ————–
    Obviously you must have a lot more personal riches to call someone like Adrian Peterson and his money “loser”.

  20. vikingsinla says: Jul 14, 2011 7:16 PM

    Maybe he won’t be so cranky next season, when the Vikings are playing in warm LA, not cold Minnesota!

  21. sensiblebuc says: Jul 14, 2011 8:04 PM

    @ themagicisyou

    “Thanks for sharing that with us. I mean, who would’ve thought — it’s hard to get a divorce or walk out on your family when you’re ENSLAVED.”

    I’ve never laughed so hard in my life!!!!! Good form. I’ve seen this idea bandied about recently and its implication was so ridiculous I didn’t know how to respond.

  22. paulharghis says: Jul 14, 2011 10:58 PM

    vikingsinla says:
    Jul 14, 2011 7:16 PM
    Maybe he won’t be so cranky next season, when the Vikings are playing in warm LA, not cold Minnesota!

    ===================================

    Another in the long line of idiot Packer fans.

    IF and it’s a big if,thte Vikings move. They won’t be playing in LA next year.

    THERE IS NO FREAKING STADIUM THERE YET!!!!
    Man, the average packer fan . What can you say?

    They sure know their bratwurst.

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