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Mr. Scot

Adrian Peterson compares the NFL to "modern day slavery"

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“It’s modern-day slavery, you know?” Peterson 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.”

The comments were made to Yahoo's Doug Farrar, who pulled them from the posted interview (link) saying he wanted to give Peterson the opportunity to "clarify" his comments.

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If slave pay is 1 million plus per year SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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since when do slaves get paid?

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Old white men owning young black men. I could see the comparison but it's one helluva stretch.

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Quoted in PFT (link)

The comments were made to Yahoo's Doug Farrar, who pulled them from the posted interview (link) saying he wanted to give Peterson the opportunity to "clarify" his comments.

Right.... because as slaves, they can't quit whenever they want, endure horrible working conditions, were forced into servitude against their will, and cannot own anything including their children?

NFLPA is right to want to keep current players silent on the issue. I'm waiting on the multi-millionaire to slip up and have their "I got kids to feed" comment.

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That poor guy. Didn't know he had it so rough.

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seriously when pro athletes compare themselves to slaves it cheapens the struggle and the memory of the people that died fighting slavery......not cool AP not cool at all

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