There was a strange development that took place a couple of days ago. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports wrote something relating to the Minnesota Vikings that did not give me the urge to throw my laptop into oncoming traffic.
I know, I'm surprised, too.
Prisco sat down with Adrian Peterson to take a look back at his amazing 2012 season, one that netted him the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award. Eventually, the talk came up about Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Peterson told Prisco that he had the following exchange with an unnamed linebacker from the Detroit Lions during the first meeting between the two teams.
There is no proof of that, yet the murmurings can be heard all around the NFL. What did Peterson take? Peterson heard the talk himself, including during a game against the Lions, where he had this exchange:
Unnamed Lions linebacker: "Whatever you were juicing on, let me know. I need it."
Peterson: "Man, it's a lot of prayer. The juice of God."
Peterson said the next time the two teams met, that player told him how what Peterson told him that day touched him.
Yep, Adrian Peterson worked his butt off from January to August, and got back on the football field by September, just like he said he would. Obviously, he had help.
I believe that I've addressed this at some point before, but allow me to do so again with all the tact, politeness, and political correctness such a thing deserve.
If someone out there has some sort of definitive proof that Adrian Peterson's 2012 season was aided by Performance Enhancing Drugs, feel free to put it out there for everyone to see, and we can judge Adrian Peterson from there.
If you don't. . .whether you're a player, a media member, a fan, or whatever else. . .feel free to shut your piehole, because you sound like a moron. In fact, punch yourself in the face several times until the realization of just how stupid you are sinks into your head.
Some people must really be angry that Adrian Peterson's injury turned out not to be a career-ender after all. Apparently he's supposed to apologize for coming back stronger than ever from an injury that probably would have put lesser athletes on the shelf for an extended period of time. Screw that.
Adrian Peterson is subject to the same level of drug testing that everyone else in the National Football League is. If he had popped positive for something, you can damn sure bet that we would have heard about it. The National Football League isn't exactly good at keeping these things hidden.
In the end, I guess it's just one more thing to fuel Adrian Peterson for next season. It's not as though he really needs any assistance, but if people want to keep throwing in out there, that's fine, too.