Adrian Peterson: Maybe I’ll retire from the NFL, run in the Olympics

AP

Adrian Peterson is eligible to be reinstated into the NFL next year, but he’s not so sure he wants to play football anymore.

I’ve considered retiring from the NFL,” Peterson told ESPN. “I still made $8 million this year. I’ve thought about getting back into the real estate [business in Texas] I’m already in. That’s something I’ve been interested in, something I’m involved in. I’ve thought about getting back into that. I’ve thought about going after the Olympics — you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don’t get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it’s like, ‘Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do? Making money off the field anyway, why not continue to pursue that [Olympic] dream and pursue other dreams and hang up the cleats?'”

So what Olympic sport would Peterson try? He says he’d like to go for the 200-meter or 400-meter dash.

“I’ve seriously thought about this real hard. I continue to pray about it, but it’s been something that has been heavy, heavy on my heart,” Peterson said.

Let’s be honest: Peterson is delusional if he thinks he has any chance of being a track and field Olympian. Yes, Peterson is very fast by the standards of a normal human being, and even by the standards of an NFL player. No, Peterson is nowhere near as fast as an Olympic sprinter. If Peterson is serious about trying to qualify for the Olympics, he’d have a better chance at a more specialized sport like the bobsled (a transition another former Vikings running back, Herschel Walker, has made) or rugby (which Willis McGahee is trying).

But Peterson probably isn’t still going to be thinking about the Olympics once the disappointment from losing his appeal yesterday wears off. Peterson will almost certainly fight to get back on the field, and he’ll likely be in the NFL in 2015.

156 responses to “Adrian Peterson: Maybe I’ll retire from the NFL, run in the Olympics

  1. There’s a message from a lying piece of snot that thinks he’s above the system. His butt should be in prison if he did this to anybody else but his own son, he would be. I would hope after this pice of diatribe the league would help him with this decision. A lifetime ban works for me.

  2. Why is Peterson being such a baby? Just because you don’t get your way your going to quit the NFL? I mean isn’t getting still paid this year? He brought this in himself, maybe if he didn’t abuse his kid he would be playing. I’ve lost a lot of respect for him this year.

  3. Go ahead do it, back up your trash talk for once. He will fail, just like he failed getting the Vikings to the super bowl, just like he failed breaking the rushing record, and just like he will fail if he goes to a new team. #overrated

  4. Common sentiments from those in society who refuse to or are incapable of taking the proper level of responsibility for their unacceptable behavior.
    Sure, when he pled out this case in the courts his attorneys/agents crafted a statement saying he would change his behavior, but his own statements above show he still doesn’t get it.
    He thinks he is the victim now of excessive punishment by the NFL. It’s always somebody else’s fault.
    So much so that now an unrealistic career change is in order.
    The reality: if he was a nobody lacking the resources to hire top attorneys, he would be doing a year in county jail.

  5. I understand the bitterness, but a little humility would be appropriate here. You’re not the victim, AP. Take some time, get over yourself, and please — please — keep your yap shut.

  6. “I’ve seriously thought about this real hard. I continue to pray about it, but it’s been something that has been heavy, heavy on my heart,” Peterson said.
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    Why didn’t his lawyers try for an insanity defense? Talking to invisible people and looking for answers seems pretty crazy to me.

  7. He just doesn’t get it! Instead of being remorseful, he acts like the victim. You still made $8m! Most people would be in jail or out of a job

  8. greymares says:
    Dec 13, 2014 8:41 AM
    There’s a message from a lying piece of snot that thinks he’s above the system. His butt should be in prison if he did this to anybody else but his own son, he would be. I would hope after this pice of diatribe the league would help him with this decision. A lifetime ban works for me.
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    Oh, get off your high horse. Peterson disciplined his kid, albeit too hard, he disciplined his kid. Kids need discipline these days and they don’t get any. Yeah, Peterson overdid it. But I’m sure you’ve never made a mistake, right? Your butt should be in prison for being so naive. I didn’t know snot came in “pieces”, Peterson has cooperated through the whole thing, unlike most pros.

    Oh, and what is a pice of diatribe”? Even if you meant “piece”, diatribe is defined as a verbal attack. So he’s a piece of a verbal attack or tirade? Oookay…..

  9. What’s even worse are the fans who are mad at the NFL for suspending their fantasy football star. No one has done it on this post this far but I’m sure you all have seen it.

  10. If AP goes into real estate it will be the old story about the man with experience who meets the man with money. In the end, the man with experience (the Ziggy Wilfs of the world) ends up with the money and the one with the money ends up with the experience. In this case, a bad experience. AP couldn’t think his way through a corn field maze and he’s going to put together real estate deals? Right.

  11. To be fair, he ran a 21.23 200m and 47.6 400m in high school vs the 20.75/46.00 you would need to just qualify for the trials (in 2012 anyway). However, there is a BIG difference between his HS times and those and he very likely lost a significant amount of his natural speed since then anyway.

  12. Proof from your own story that LEAVE WITH PAY IS NOT DISCIPLINE–“I’ve considered retiring from the NFL,” Peterson said. “I still made $8 million dollars this year. I’ve thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I’m already in.

  13. Long time Vikings fan who, up until this point, was overly critical of the NFL response to this situation and supportive of AP. I still want him back and think the NFL created this situation and is to blame for quite a bit of the negativity surrounding it. With that said, AP please shut up!

    The Vikings didn’t hire you for your mouth. They hired you for your ability to tote the rock. I firmly believe they need to stand behind you during this (for better or worse kind of situation) but talking like this will make it easier for them to move on. If my wife cheated on me and kept saying things like, “well, if you don’t take me back I’ll get another man”. I’d be done w/her. Shows no remorse….

    AP please shut the trap. I really want to see you back next year.

  14. mnsadsportsfan says:
    Dec 13, 2014 8:37 AM
    Please do. Your a chump!
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    Yeah, a chump. Future Hall of Famer that’s athletically gifted, has a body and strength most guys would dream to have, famous, gets all the girls, and is a multimillionaire,

    Is that your definition of a chump?

  15. “I didn’t get my way, so i’m going to quit.”
    Some of these pro athletes are mentally fragile. I suppose a lifetime of being told you can do no wrong will have that effect on someone. Crybaby.

  16. Up here in the great white north where we love curling,( now an Olympic event) AP would be an awesome lead. ( job is to sweep the ice clean for the better players)

    He could also clean up the empties for the boys afterwords as well

  17. in every other country in the world Peterson would be a laborer. In the USA he makes more money than some Wall Street CEOs

  18. Bobsled is a possibility. A Mcmaster product by the name of Jesse Lumsden out of Ontario Canada made the transition. He played in the CFL and even held a roster spot with the Redskins for a couple weeks. He won a medal with team Canada. I say whatever Peterson wants to do to make himself happy, do it. He does sound a bit like a baby right now though.

  19. He’ll be broke in a couple years. Count on it.
    He has to pay how many women child support? He also doesn’t seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer (see smoking weed, while on probation), so one would think, he hasn’t invested his money wisely.

    Lesson in all this: don’t whip your children.

  20. I demand a federal investigation into the drinking water in the Twin Cities area, it appears to be causing widespread fits of delusional thinking.

    Want proof? Peterson thinks he is an Olympic class sprinter, the fans think BustH2O is a real NFL Qb, Patterson thinks he is a WR, and the fans have been claiming next year’s SuperBowl for the past 10 off seasons straight.

  21. It’s probably unlikely Peterson could get into the Olympics as a sprinter given he’s been a football player for all these years. HOWEVER, in high school Peterson ran elite level times and had he stayed on that course, might have become an elite level sprinter.

    So it may be true he can’t do it now, but he probably contains the innate talent; he just won’t have time to develop it at the age of 29. Delusional might be a strong word.

  22. Don’t worry, AD. The Santa Clara 49’ers will sign you. They’ve never met a morally corrupt athlete they didn’t at least try to sign. You’ll fit right into that roster full of felons…

  23. The Olympics? I don’t think so, the drug tests for PEDs are more stringent.

    As for money, I know his foundation has been fleecing the gullible people of Minnesota for years.
    Hookers and hotel rooms aplenty.

  24. It’s unreal that no one wants look at this story from the point of view of how much damage Peterson did to the league through his actions. The NFL is a business. Period. And the issue for it isn’t really so much what Peterson did, but how the league’s customer base reacted to it. And the reaction was nuclear. An immeasurable amount of national publicity was generated by Peterson’s actions that eviscerated the league. Sponsors were threatening to pull out, the Minnesota legislature was up in arms, advocacy groups from all over started accusing the league of numerous kinds of malfeasance, etc. Not a healthy environment to try and operate a business. All caused solely by the actions on an employee.

    Incredibly, Peterson now gets on the same soapbox as the the sponsors, government, advocacy groups, etc., criticizing the league. A soapbox that wouldn’t even exist if he hadn’t broken the law. And the media is standing right next to all of them. Somehow, Peterson is no longer the problem.

    If he was in any other line of work he would have been fired and no one would have blinked an eye. What else is the employer supposed to do? If your actions threaten to take down the business or, at the very least, cost the business millions, you have to go.

    If this was any other employer the story, if it would still even be newsworthy in the eyes of the media, would remain focused on Peterson. Because it’s the NFL, however, and the media makes good money criticizing the league the soapbox is as crowded as ever.

    After all, business is business.

  25. Waffle 2.0 says:
    Dec 13, 2014 9:17 AM

    in every other country in the world Peterson would be a laborer. In the USA he makes more money than some Wall Street CEOs
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    Some Wall St CEOs deserve a prison cell themselves.

  26. jerryyouradisgrace says:
    Dec 13, 2014 8:48 AM
    Jerry lets Murry walk Signs AP

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    Agreed. Jurrah wasn’t talkin real estate with AP before all this became public.

  27. “…..Future Hall of Famer that’s athletically gifted, has a body and strength most guys would dream to have, famous, gets all the girls,….”

    yeah, he’s gotten at least 7 to be Moms

  28. really honestly I can’t believe howell back stabbing fans are the anointing these athletes you were getting paid millions and billions of dollars as heroes and Gods and when they do something that’s bad the same thing happens can’t deal with it so they hate the athlete you caused these athletes to get paid billions of dollars you put them on a pedestal of greatness and when they screw up you freak out maybe next timeyou’ll think before you put somebody up on a pedestal of godliness

  29. As much as it would be a nice as a packer fan he retired or didn’t play in the nfc north anymore, it would be sad to see such a great player retire in his prime. I’ve really respected his game. Hopefully he does his time and comes back and plays.

    Also ahman green has gone the rugby route as well in retirement

  30. Compete for a spot on the Olympic team? Yeah…because we are in desperate need of a guy who got in trouble for smacking his defenseless kid in the bread basket with a stick…Russia may need that guy….we don’t need that guy.

  31. There’s a message from a lying piece of snot that thinks he’s above the system. His butt should be in prison if he did this to anybody else but his own son, he would be. I would hope after this pice of diatribe the league would help him with this decision. A lifetime ban works for me. This might be the dumbest thing ever said, If he committed a different crime his butt would be in prison. Wait, maybe that does make sense. MORON!

  32. Jesus….he’s a man, let him do what he wants. A lot of folks are throwing rocks and talking junk about a man who only made a mistake. We’ve all made a mistake b4. He makes one? and we bash him over and over?? just saying……Besides, The NFL is making some questionable moves with a lot of stuff. From the ray rice situation, the domestic violence situation, and even this. They gotta get they act together on how to handle things, mainly…”Roger Goodell”

  33. Here is a novel idea. Why doesn’t he take this time an actually be a father to his 7 kids instead of acting like a petulent child himself. Show some remorse and be an actual good person.

  34. Let’s bring some much needed context in this to oppose the hysterical comments to date.

    1) He disciplined his kid the way he knew and was raised.
    2) He went overboard, understood that, and made amends to the parties required it.
    3) He pleaded no contest in order to finish his trial and be allowed back on the field as was secretly promised him.
    4) The NFL did a bait and switch and lied to him.
    5) All this is secondary to the major screw up of the Ray Rice case.
    6) This is also to appease Congress so they don’t take away the tax exempt status.
    7) The NFL and Goodell do not care one iota about children or women, unless they have credit cards.
    8) The man paid his dues and then some for a simple mistake in what he initially thought was him doing good for his child.
    9) People here need to be more forgiving for honest mistakes because I am sure they would not this sort of treatment because I am sure no one here is perfect.

  35. “What makes him think the Olympic Committee members would let him in?”

    Olympic committees have included many vile people over the years that would not have the slightest problem with Peterson. Research it online and you’ll see what I mean.

  36. Good, please retire. I hope the nfl never lets you in again, and as for your Olympic Dream, it’s not gonna happen. Your to slow buddy, the nfl doesn’t miss you at all, sorry that it’s the only thing that you are good at

  37. McGahee is attempting to play Rugby League, a 13 player per team sport that is far less popular and played in far fewer countries than Rugby Union, the 15 player per team sport that holds its World Cup in 2015.

    The sport that will be appearing in the 2016 Olympics is the 7’s version of Rughy Union because a 7’s tournament can be completed over a weekend as opposed to a 15’s tournament that would take at least a month to complete. If McGahee is looking to compete in the Olympics, then somebody needs to give him a shout-out that he is playing the wrong sport.

  38. if he’s so upset with the NFL, he SHOULD continue to take the NFLs money while giving absolute minimal effort. To me that would say he has no pride, but maybe that’s the case.

    After THAT he can go be a real estate mogul or do whatever he wants. His real problem is that it seems like he has many illegitimate children. That tends to be really expensive for a millionaire.

  39. Personal feelings for AP aside. I don’t think you can call him just fast for the NFL but not Olympic speed fast. That man is flat out fast. He definitely wouldn’t be the fastest guy on the track, but he wouldn’t by any means be the slowest or embarrass himself out there like this article seems to think.

    I would also like to say my feelings echo a lot of peoples and think its just all talk and he will be back in the NFL next year, right now hes just frustrated and disappointed things didn’t go his way. He said he made 8m last year……..apparently he hasn’t looked into what Olympic athletes make. I think once he sees all the missing digits compared to his NFL checks, I think he’ll give up those thoughts real quick!

  40. So here we go again and I liken this to what the black mayor of Milwaukee had to say: A lot of this comes from black kids not having responsible parents to raise them. Guys like Pederson have to wing it if you will. Otherwise they would acknowledge, hey I did something wrong, not the NFL. They punished me and I need to accept that.

    His entire spiel centers around someone else doing him wrong and he is feeling the wrong. Stand up, be a real man accept you fd it up and get on with your life. Most people Mr Pederson can’t just mid stream say, screw it I have a ton of money maybe I’ll do this or do that, whatever I like. No we answer to the man and its our boss, we quit the house payments quit too. So SHFU we tired of hearing this and if it wasn’t for us paying the tickets you wouldn’t have a job.

  41. The smart move would be to sucker some team into signing him to a 2 year deal at big money and dog it while banking for retirement. Tampa Bay has shown they like to make those kinds of deals. Michael Johnson an Dashon Goldson, I’m looking at you.

  42. dfwhawkguy says:
    Dec 13, 2014 9:38 AM
    Don’t worry, AD. The Santa Clara 49’ers will sign you. They’ve never met a morally corrupt athlete they didn’t at least try to sign. You’ll fit right into that roster full of felons…

    ………Priceless! coming from a Seadderol Shehawk fan.
    Pot meet kettle….

  43. Leave With Pay = Holiday
    Being Exempt With Pay = Suspension

    Don’t try pushing your Peterson has been on holiday and not punished by the League on me!

    Being prevented from attending your place of work is suspension.

    Suspension – either paid or unpaid – is punishment.

    Peterson certainly won’t be the last person to overreact and make an over the top statement following disappointment of losing a legal arguement.

    I’m more concerned why the League threw everything at Peterson? Consider that they have allowed players who have killed or mamed other humans through negligence, ignorance, drink driving to return to play.

    Hell, they even welcomed back a player who admitted to placing a plastic bag over his child’s head whilst pinning him to the floor of his basement as a form of discipline.

    Perhaps the League simply felt a touch let down by Peterson considering they have been using his image on virtually every piece of media since he entered the League. His image has also made the League a tonne of money.

  44. GenXJay says:
    Dec 13, 2014 11:05 AM

    Eddie Lacy has been rumored to enter the Worlds Hot Dog eating contest.
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    That very well may be, but at least I hear he’s kid friendly.

  45. It seem every time an African American athlete make a comment,a mistake or even brake the law they are found guilty by ignorant,racist, comments even before the law makers are presented with the evidence, as a longtime Viking fan,I agree with AP,why stay, America football is a stage to expose the injustice of our African American athletes,I am not a racist and I don’t see these actions across the board I just want to see football back in America.

  46. I won’t bother to read the comments. I’m sure they are full of great statements from Packer fans.

    I will say this though…pay no attention to this article. AP is just frustrated at the way he’s been treated. We all would be. How many of us have said, after a bad day; “maybe I’ll just quit my job and move to Mexico”, or something along those lines.

    Nothing to see here. He will be back for game 1 of 2015. And he will lead the nfl in rushing once again. Eddy Lacy will only lead the league in weight gain.

  47. Viking fans could not ask for a more perfect player to idolize than this guy. He is arrogant and has a deep superiority complex. The place is full of them.

  48. He says, “For me, it’s like, ‘Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do?”

    Cause if anybody is in a position to criticize authority figures’ handling of others…

  49. “I love Adrian Peterson, don’t get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that,” Goodell said. “For me, it’s like, Why should I continue to employ a man and father that handles children the way he does?”

  50. I have read some of these posts this grown man beat the snot out of a 5 year old maybe he ate 1 more chocolate chip cookie than he was supposed to those of you who sympathize with AP have issues

  51. Most Olympic sprinters from 100M—400M tend to be well under 30, have not had shredded knees (ACL, etc.) and have not been brutalized by many years in the NFL at the very position with the shortest shelf-life (for a reason).

    On a tangentially related note, I hope Adrian is not one of those guys who ends up BANKRUPT — by reason he got grifted by some schemers. He seems all too willing to dump the heart of his earnings into the first “get rich(er) quick scheme” — like we see from so many in the past.

    Just broadcasting to the world, that he’s thinking of investing in real estate (and the $8,000,000.00 he made last year) is like dumping four hundred fifty-five gallon drums of chum into the waters off the Farallon Islands.

  52. Bye….you are not bigger than the game and it will go on without you and you will just become a footnote in the history of the NFL of idiots that thought they were the game.

    I will always remember you as the guy that beat your kid….thats your legacy

    Congrats

  53. locutus says:
    Dec 13, 2014 10:30 AM
    Let’s bring some much needed context in this to oppose the hysterical comments to date.

    1) He disciplined his kid the way he knew and was raised.
    2) He went overboard, understood that, and made amends to the parties required it.
    3) He pleaded no contest in order to finish his trial and be allowed back on the field as was secretly promised him.
    4) The NFL did a bait and switch and lied to him.
    5) All this is secondary to the major screw up of the Ray Rice case.
    6) This is also to appease Congress so they don’t take away the tax exempt status.
    7) The NFL and Goodell do not care one iota about children or women, unless they have credit cards.
    8) The man paid his dues and then some for a simple mistake in what he initially thought was him doing good for his child.
    9) People here need to be more forgiving for honest mistakes because I am sure they would not this sort of treatment because I am sure no one here is perfect.

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    Interesting take. Now heres reality?

    1. If AP had been babysitting YOUR kid and did this, you’d say “he made a mistake”?

    2. In most JOBS on earth, you’re fired if you are arrested for something this heinous

    3. He has gotten PAID to do nothing.

    4. He made ammends? Said who? The mother? The 4 year old? How did he make these ammends? Because HE said he did?

    5. He is now playing the “victim”. That’s not remorse.

    6. He didn’t take a plea deal to get back on the field. He took a plea deal because he got a slap on the wrist and it removed any risk (however remote it might have been) of him serving jail time.

    7. This isn’t about Goodell. Roger is an idiot, and in over his head, and socially clueless to modern society. That’s a fact. And he proves it over and over. But AP’s words and actions are exactly that. How the NFL acted, reacted, handled and MIShandled the situation does absolutely NOTHING to change AP’s actions. Two totally different situations. don’t confuse them.

  54. “The NFL conditionally reinstated Josh Brent as a member of the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, contingent on the defensive tackle serving a 10-game suspension for his January conviction of intoxication manslaughter.”
    So killing a teammate warrants a 10 game suspension, but disciplining your child warrants an entire season, something seems fishy here…

  55. myhawks1976: you’re no chump. Peterson thinks being a freakin’ loser real estate pencil pushing parasite is going to make things all better. At least his plan to run in the Olympics would be a challenge and not a leech on society like real estate is.

  56. “For me, it’s like, ‘Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do?”

    Yep, so why should we care about someone who treats his children the way you do?

  57. lol ..he is thinking of getting back into real estate that he is already in?…..as for the olympics…..he means special olympics for the obviously mentally challenged.

  58. Peterson was overzealous in his whipping of his son, but his gripe with NFL is justified. Forget he was paid while on commissioners naughty list, the fact the NFL lied to him then punished him for not coming to a meeting where they wanted to further rake him over the coals and give him an ultimatum. As a Browns fan, I have no investment in Peterson the player, but I can empathize with his issue with a corrupt and morally bankrupt league.

    As far as Olympic aspirations go, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could
    1. Hire a track coach
    2. Lose weight
    3. Learn how to sprint and train specific to that sport

    If he’s not too beat up, he has the drive and athleticism to make a run at it.

  59. The NFL has been as popular as ever without him. In fact its been a pretty exciting season. Nobody will miss you AP. Go ahead, do your real estate. If he thinks anybody is upset over him “potentially” not playing he is truly delusional.

  60. Best thing you could do for your health and body. You made your money walk away with what you have left of your health encounter blessings. Most of all enjoy your life!

  61. He’s done. He’ll never return to his old form. A lot of it is mental and he’ll be burned out by the time this all ends.

    Good.

  62. jimmygraham2handslam says: Dec 13, 2014 12:18 PM

    “I love Adrian Peterson, don’t get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that,” Goodell said. “For me, it’s like, Why should I continue to employ a man and father that handles children the way he does?”

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    Someone should tell Goodell he is not the one employing any player. The individual teams are.

  63. conormacleod says: Dec 13, 2014 11:58 AM

    I won’t bother to read the comments. I’m sure they are full of great statements from Packer fans.

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    I’ve noticed that too. How strange that so many Packer fans find their way to deluge the comment section of an “insignificant, hapless, classless” NFC North team.

  64. Good just go and see how well you get on in the Olympics. You have to work hard to make the Olympic team.
    This whole story is boring, so just go away and do something else, then we won’t have to hear it all.

  65. Jerry Jones would cut DeMarco Murray in a heartbeat to sign this moron. In any case,he’ll be back wanting to play football when he gets over his hissy fit. Olympics? I don’t think so. You can’t smoke weed.

  66. Haha! I love how Peterson is trying to make out like HE’S the victim in all of this. AP’s pretty much burned through what little good-will he had left. I don’t think any tears will be shed if he decides to go chase his delusional good medal.

  67. The olympics needs to start blacklisting criminals!!!! Solo committed domestic violence too and yet there she is for all the nation to root for. Pathetic!!!

  68. And if or when he does make the Olympic team and fulfills a personal dream of his, then all you fatties sitting in front of your keyboards pretending you know anything about speed and what it takes to be an Olympic athlete or what it takes to be an NFL running back, will scratch your slow whitted heads and try to be the first to come up with some cute little snarky comment about it and hope to get lots of little thumbs up, cause apparently that’s the only way you’re gonna win at life, in your own little world that is. This guy has high hopes and big ambitions, go get it A.P!

  69. Still nobody understands that taking money away is not a punishment to these guys (elite athletes). They do not play for the money.

  70. ripitupsports says:
    Dec 13, 2014 1:41 PM
    Peterson was overzealous in his whipping of his son, but his gripe with NFL is justified. Forget he was paid while on commissioners naughty list, the fact the NFL lied to him then punished him for not coming to a meeting where they wanted to further rake him over the coals and give him an ultimatum. As a Browns fan, I have no investment in Peterson the player, but I can empathize with his issue with a corrupt and morally bankrupt league.

    As far as Olympic aspirations go, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could
    1. Hire a track coach
    2. Lose weight
    3. Learn how to sprint and train specific to that sport

    If he’s not too beat up, he has the drive and athleticism to make a run at it.
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    Reasonable and logical? How did you find your way in here??

  71. So, Peterson says he might retire. I say, see ya chump!!

    Or he might try to become an Olympic sprinter. Good! Only make it for Siberia or some place like that.

  72. Only thing I’ll say is that anyone who thinks that a parent would be in jail for using a switch isn’t living in reality. Nobody is going to jail for that. It’s wrong but the judicial system will not send you to jail for it. There are quite a few ignorant comments above. My guess is they’re coming from a select group of people. AP you’re not doing yourself any favors by pouting about your situation. Keep your head down, work hard and I’m sure you’ll rise to the top again. The one thing I’ve learned watching this player is that he’s capable of things most are not, so I won’t count him out just yet.

  73. on second thought Go ahead AP & Retire fact is it should be a rule in the NFL once a player hits 35 he’s forced to Retire & once a coach or GM gets 65 he’s forced to retire

  74. Just so we can define what a chump is in comparison to a real man.

    Chump: beats his kid, has 7 kids with multiple women and isn’t a good enough father to protect them. Pleads no contest, which really means I am not man enough to accept that I made a mistake. Complains about making 8 mil, while other starve in streets around America.

    A real man does no of these things, and if it means I am not rich, famous, and never get all the women, I can live with that. AP go retire, we don’t need people like you inspiring the next generation. If anything you should be in jail, but count your blessing and thank God, seeing how God only helps athletes anyway.

  75. Good for you Adrian. It’s good to have options! The NFL doesn’t appreciate you. If I were you I say enough with the NFL madness already. Enjoy your life, you’ve earned it!

  76. “9) People here need to be more forgiving for honest mistakes because I am sure they would not this sort of treatment because I am sure no one here is perfect.”

    $$$$$

    Commenters here are haters and hypocrites. Of course they don’t acknowledge their own shortcomings while pointing out others!

    AP, you rock man…here’s wishing you the best!

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