For the second consecutive off-season, star running back Adrian Peterson has made a. . .let's say "questionable". . .decision about how to spend some of his off-time.
The annual Adrian Peterson Football Camp is being held at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday, and a lot of 7 to 14-year old kids. . .or, more accurately, their parents. . .are being charged $199 a head for the privilege of attending the camp. Unfortunately, somebody that will not be at the Adrian Peterson Football Camp is. . .well, Adrian Peterson, according to the camp's official website.
PLEASE NOTE! Adrian Peterson is being featured on the NFL Top 100 program and will not be able to attend this week’s camp. Although we are saddened to hear that he won’t be able to attend his camp, we congratulate Adrian on the honor. Since we learned the news, ProCamps has been working around the clock to maintain a program that still provides a first-class experience to all campers and allows interaction with various Sooner stars. All-time Sooner greats Mark Clayton, DeMarco Murray and Jason White will serve as special guest hosts at camp.
Well. . .that's not good, now, is it?
If you'll recall, last season Peterson skipped a mandatory mini-camp in order to attend "Adrian Peterson Day" in his home town of Palestine, Texas.
Don't get me wrong, I'm as big an Adrian Peterson fan as the next purple and gold-bleeding fan is. . .but, seriously, dude needs a day planner or a secretary or something. While stuff like this isn't necessarily earth-shatteringly evil or anything like that, it is bad PR at a time when neither players nor teams can afford to have bad PR.
On the plus side, we have another new reason to dislike the NFL Network's stupid, non-sensical "Top 100" list, just when we thought we had run out.