We’d expect nothing less from a member of the [intlink id=”35″ type=”category”]Minnesota Vikings[/intlink].
Running back Adrian Peterson is ditching his own football camp, which begins tomorrow, claiming he has to film a show for the NFL Network. We’d probably ignore this if the camp wasn’t called the Old Spice Adrian Peterson Football Camp and the NFL Network didn’t say Peterson isn’t filming his spot until July.
I guess they’ll have to call it the Old Spice Adrian Peterson Football Camp* now.
*Adrian Peterson not included.
The camp’s website explains Peterson’s absence away like this.
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.
He had a hell of a pro career.
I don’t know about you, but I’d be pissed if I forked over some dough to play ball with Adrian Peterson and they gave me Jason White instead. And then, on top of it, the douche who was supposed to be there lies about his reason for skipping the event?
The Minnesota Vikings never cease to amaze me.
“CAMP UPDATE! ProCamps Worldwide would like to correct its previous statement regarding this week’s Adrian Peterson Camp in Norman, Oklahoma as well as take full responsibility for the scheduling mishap with this event. We erroneously stated that Adrian’s inability to attend the camp results from his involvement with the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2011. In fact, he will be visiting the NFL Network on July 3, 2011. ProCamps has appreciated the opportunity to assist Adrian with his football camp the past three years and due to a breakdown in communication on our end, the camp was scheduled at a time that prevented Adrian from being able to attend. We would like to note that Adrian has never missed a minute of his camp since the inception and that over 1000 kids have been impacted as a result. Furthermore, Adrian’s commitment to helping kids is reflective in the multiple football camps he has hosted since entering the NFL and continues through his commitment to his personal foundation as well as mission trips assisting kids around the world.”