Preposterous, huh? Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came back in time for week one of 2012 after tearing his ACL late in 2011. Peterson’s recovery time for that injury is unheard of.
He then went on to rush for more than 2,000 yards.
So is the guy superhuman or did he maybe have something extra to help him along? That’s what some unnamed Detroit Lions player thought.
The exchange happened during a game last season and went like this.
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.”
The juice of God. That’s tremendous.
Peterson goes on to say that he takes juicing accusations as a compliment.
“To be honest with you, it makes me feel good when people say little stuff like that, and I’m sure it happens all the time. I guess I am performing that well that people think I’m juicing, that I am taking something. That really shows me how much God has blessed me to be able to come back and play the way I played. To me, it’s a compliment (the PED talk). I’ve always been an honest person. I never cheated the system. I am big on taking advantage of my natural abilities and applying work ethic to it to be able to climb the highest level. People make that decision to do that (PEDS), but I’m not that individual. I feel like I’d be cheating myself. And things I’ve accomplished would be void. That’s not what I am about.”
Well, that’s super. But seriously, how is this guy not taking something?
As much as I hate those Purple Fucksticks, I do respect the hell out of AP, regardless of his political or social agenda commentary. The guy is a beast, plays every snap like it’s his last, and never demands (although he should have, several times) to be traded out of that perpetual shit palace of mediocrity.
Agreed, fuck the Vikings. But you can’t ignore AP, or Megatron for that matter. Players like them rarely come around. You should, in some small fucked up way, enjoy watching them because it will be a while before you get to see someone play like that again. I feel the same way about Rodgers.
What, no shout out to the Easter Bunny, or Spiderman, Adrian? Do they not create these juices too?
Gotta respect AP. Hate to cause OU was my hometown’s rival and we know the Purple Pricks are trash, but AP, respect.
I respect AD, he is the one of the few Vikings players who I will ever, I highly doubt he is juicing, esp. since the accusations came from a Lion, if theres anywhere worse than Minisoda in this league it’s Detroit. The dude is a freak of nature, if this was Ancient Greece there would be myths about it.
I can’t believe this hasn’t come up sooner. I’ve had this conversation with friends many times over last season. Either he is super human or he’s juicing. I put my money on the later. What’s to respect about that. This dipshit has also been arrested.
He’s not really a dipshit, in any sense of the word; he’s one of the hardest workers in football and has nothing but respect for the game and those that play it, he’s one of the “good guys” in football, the polar opposite of the Hernandez’, Haynseworths, Britts, etc.
As for the arrest, it was an illegitimate misdemeanor resisting arrest, he really didn’t do anything to warrant the action to begin with.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand and this shot of Human Growth Hormone.
Mike R. – you put your money on AP juicing (which is your guess) and then you follow up your guess with an assertion – as if your guess was proven factual (“what’s to respect about that?”). and he was arrested but charges were dropped.
please – leave the commenting to people with a little more common sense.
Wake the fuck up, you don’t recover from a blown up knee in 6 months, and come back better than ever without some help. Thanks for the analization of my comment, I will be sure to not follow up me guess with an assertion in the future. Any accusation of steroid/hgh use is always a guess cause there is never proof, but like I said, wake the fuck up you idiot. If you feel the need to defend AP, go to a viking’s site. Also, if you are arrested, and have an expensive lawyer to get you out of the charges, does not make you any less of a piece of shit.
Why is is that a Packer fans respect the hell out of AP, who stirs controversy every off-season with his mouth or fists, BUT Minnesota fans proclaim Rodgers to be the most overrated player of all time and claim to prefer Ponder? I will NEVER schlobber on AP’s knob. I won’t give those azzwads the pleasure of knowing I think something of theirs is awesome. Biased? YES. I’d take Rodgers over AP every single day.
Good Point. I guess it’s hard to like someone who beats you all the time and has won a championship. Even after last year, AP doesn’t hold the single season rushing record or an NFL championship. Chris Johnson had a year like AP – let’s see if he can do it again.
It’s because as Packer fans we watch the man utterly dominate at least 2 weeks out of the season (more if you actually like watching once-in-a-generation type players or care about how good your rivals appear to be). Additionally, as Packer fans, most of us have a brain that functions properly at least half of the time, something those poor ill-functioning zombies known as Viking “fans” don’t have the luxury of possessing.
It’s not about giving those “azzwads” pleasure, it’s about respecting the greatness you get to witness every Sunday for half of the year.
He might be the greatest Offensive player in their history when its all said and done. A remarkable player who I think is easily better than any back in the history of the game.
He’s great, I would say the best of the “Modern Era’ (i.e. the 90’s), but there’s no way he’s better than Jim Brown or Sweetness, or even Gale Sayers, sorry.
Aww shit for some reason I read RB not offensive player, in that case there are a few better than he, up to this point at least: (in addition to the other 3) Rodgers, Manning, Montana, Unitas, Favre, Starr, Brady, Marino, Young, Hutson, Rice, Sanders, LT (#2), Emmitt Smith, Gonzalez, and a few others I can’t think of right now.
Is the pope still catholic ?
I respect AP, but that does not mean I like him. It sort of reminds me of when, as a child, I asked my grandfather if he is afraid of a runnin buzzsaw. He said no, but there is nothing I respect more in the world.
This guy has the potential to fuck us up everytime we play that hated rival, and that’s why our players have to respect him, and stop him.
I do think he is probably juicing.
The 90’s would include Barry. I would take him everyday, and twice on Sundays over AD… I might think about Tomlinson over him too.
@mike r. – you may not recover from that sort of injury…then again, you’re not a trained athlete like AP. and, you have a wonderful command of the English language. keep it up. you’re making Mommy & Daddy proud.