We've all heard people suggest that Adrian Peterson's amazing comeback in 2012 was, somehow, fueled by Performance Enhancing Drugs. He's heard the whispers, too. But with the National Football League on the verge of testing for Human Growth Hormone, the National Football League's best player is looking forward to having his blood drawn.
(Testing) will bring a lot of people to light. It'll clear a lot of people, on the outside, their curiosity when it comes to different players. So I'm all-in for it. I don't worry about those types of supplements, using those, because I'm all natural.
I suppose it's not surprising that people have speculated that Peterson had a little help in his comeback. Between people who are skeptical of everything and people that are, quite simply, sad that Peterson's injury wasn't significantly worse and that he got back to the top of the NFL so quickly, it would probably be more surprising if people didn't suggest it.
As we've said numerous times in the past. . .if anyone has any proof that Adrian Peterson is using or was using Performance Enhancing Drugs, they're more than welcome to present their proof in some sort of forum. Until someone does so. . .well, the suggestion really just sounds kind of dumb. I have a strange feeling that nobody's ever going to present that sort of proof, though. . .if only for the simple reason that such proof doesn't exist.
But hate, jealousy, and mind-numbingly stupid speculation are way more enjoyable than actual facts, aren't they? After all, it's much easier to simply accuse Peterson of taking illicit substances than it is to admit that your defense probably couldn't tackle an old woman in a phone booth, let alone a guy that's on his way to being on the short list of the greatest running backs in NFL history, and doing so in a "passing league."
When the NFL does start testing for HGH, it will be interesting to see which names are on the list. But for those that are waiting for the name Adrian Peterson to pop up on that list. . .I probably wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.