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Adrian Peterson compares the NFL to "modern day slavery"


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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

Quoted in PFT (link)

“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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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

Yea just like slavery...

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:01 PM

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

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:04 PM

since when do slaves get paid?

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

Dumbass.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

Hot damn!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

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

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:11 PM

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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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:12 PM

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

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

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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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

If I am D Smith, I tell the players to shut the fug up right now. No tweets, no interviews, nada.

The NFLPA* and its members are providing a textbook example of how to let bad p.r. absolutely ruin their perception with the public.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:15 PM

These "pro athletes as slaves" comments from people like Jesse Jackson in reference to LeBron James and now Adrian Peterson is bottom-feeding stuff. There are tens of thousands of people dead or dying in Japan. Civil war has broken out across Africa. Kids are starving to death in Haiti. There are legitimate slaves being trafficked all around the world including in the USA, mostly children. And let's not even forget how badly off the US economy continues to be with millions of people forced to live off the government because they can't find a job. And these entitled, pathetic, real life trolls that were lucky enough to have enough talent handed to them in their DNA to go make tens of millions of dollars to go play games like basketball and football immediately play the "slave" card the second there is the slightest obstacle in their lives. This stuff makes me sick. I would NEVER buy a jersey of some sickeningly entitled little brat of a troll to give them one single dollar. I hope there's no Panther that feels the same way.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

Peterson comes off as unintelligent in those remarks.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

Comments like these are GOLD to the owners. Talk about a great opportunity to pounce. It's been a really bad week PR wise for the players.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

what a ridiculous comment...i bet that he never really worked in his life.