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Old 03-16-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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Adrian Peterson took part in a new online reality show called "Double Take" recently and he did some interviews to accompany his appearance.

ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert provided a link to a transcript of an interview Peterson did with Doug Farrar of Yahoosports.com. In the interview, Peterson reportedly referred to the NFL as "modern-day slavery" and that players are getting "robbed."

This was in reference to questions about the NFL lockout. Peterson conducted the interview soon after the players union decertified last week.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vi...118019104.html
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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Then what do we call the real slaves? Hell there are probably more slaves right now then there was during the black slave trade.

What an idiot that is enough for me to side with the owners. Not to NFLPA, tell Adrian Peterson to shut his Clinton Portis.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Maybe it's all a meta joke to promote the show, causing everyone to do a double take and become slaves to comments about slaves on Double Take.

http://doubletake.powerbalance.com/

It's a comedy series, right?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:09 AM   #5
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I don't think the slaves of the past were complaining about getting robbed of a % of what they were paid. Nah, they complained about much more petty stuff like um, getting beat, raped, killed, worked till they dropped, etc..

And Mr. Peterson can simply walk away if he doesn't like it. The slaves of the past had no such luxury.

What a stupid ass statement that was.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:34 AM   #7
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The slaves of the past got to construct amazing buildings and structures which have been around for thousands of years, though. All these modern slaves get to do is pay higher taxes while trying to make a couple Pro Bowls.
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He's a fool for making the comparison, but I don't doubt his frustration in moving the actual chains of the business and getting paid such a small portion as opposed to people who simply have money to be an owner, and may not labor at all.
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Adrian Peterson should shut up. If he wasn't in the NFL, he might have the intellectual capacity to run a cash register at McDonalds.

This is where Ryan Grant came in and pretty much made a fool of Adrian. I'd expect a 4.0 GPA graduate of Notre Dame, like Grant, to be able to use common sense. Of course that would be void in a guy like Peterson, who barely scrapped by the academic minimum to keep his scholarship and eligibility on the playing field.
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I don't think the slaves of the past were complaining about getting robbed of a % of what they were paid. Nah, they complained about much more petty stuff like um, getting beat, raped, killed, worked till they dropped, etc..

And Mr. Peterson can simply walk away if he doesn't like it. The slaves of the past had no such luxury.

What a stupid ass statement that was.


Yup he can just walk away whenever he wants
Buy whatever he wants and from the sounds of it say whatever he wants.
He just can't stop fumbling or have a educated thought.
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He's a fool for making the comparison, but I don't doubt his frustration in moving the actual chains of the business and getting paid such a small portion as opposed to people who simply have money to be an owner, and may not labor at all.
It's no different from any big business though.

You think the guys who work the hardest in McDonalds are the ones who earn the most money?

No problem with the players wanting a better deal and trying to do some things to get it, but statements like this are absolutely pathetic and won't exactly be appreciated by the fans.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:59 AM   #12
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This was a bad play when Warren Sapp said it 10 years ago, and it's a bad play now.

It's not going to win you any sympathy in this situation.
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Another masterpiece from the agent driven world of pure greed. These ****ers dont want to play for the love of it anymore, it's all about green.
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He's right. Slave owners frequently prevented their slaves from working because they were taking 60% of the profits...wait a minute...
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wow...what a douche bag...now that I think about it, he is right, I enslaved him on my fantasy football team
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It's slavery posting on this board.
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If some slave owner was paying me 6 million a year to be his slave, I would pick all the cotton in the fields, clean the house everyday, feed all the livestock, wash the owners feet at any time, run his bath water, run the errands, and cook all his food. This is one slave that would be smiling all the way to the bank. Just shut up and work Adrian.
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I am on the players' side in this dispute, but clearly Adrian Peterson is a complete moron
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I am on the players' side in this dispute, but clearly Adrian Peterson is a complete moron
yea. poor guys, only make a few million dollars a year. im gonna go make my boss open the books, then demand a raise.
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Maybe Knowshon has sucked so far because he's just exhausted from picking cotton in Bowlen's fields all day?
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The Vikings owner should show up with a whip on the first day back.
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He's a fool for making the comparison, but I don't doubt his frustration in moving the actual chains of the business and getting paid such a small portion as opposed to people who simply have money to be an owner, and may not labor at all.
So then I guess Peterson is also outraged at how the employees are compensated at all the restaurants, clubs and car dealerships that are owned by players.
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C'mon Adrian.

Im sure every average American who busts their butt everyday for the average 38K feels alot of sympathy that you have to work so hard playing a childrens game for 5 months out of the year and make the income of a corporate CEO.

Terrible.
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Oklahoma.....where young men go to school to learn how to be idiots.

Minnesota.....they elected Al Franken, need I say more?

I blame this on Obama and Farrakhan
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