Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Adrian Peterson surprised everyone by making a speedy recovery from a serious knee injury and absolutely dominating the NFL in 2012. Some people still think it’s too good to be true. According to Peterson, some of the opponents he played against in 2012 were among the non-believers. Peterson, who ran for 2,097 yards in 2012 (nine yards short of the all-time single season record), says that in a game against Detroit a Lions linebacker made a comment about Peterson being on PED’s. Peterson said a Lions linebacker asked him “Whatever you were juicing on, let me know. I need it.” His response was actually pretty funny and shows what kind of player Peterson is. He told the linebacker (who remains unnamed at this time) that his juice of choice was “A lot of prayer. The juice of God.” Peterson was less than 10 yards away from the all time rushing mark, leading some to think PEDs were involved. What do you think?(Photo credit- nfl.si.com) According to CBSsports.com, Peterson remained in contact with the unnamed linebacker and seems to have made an impact on him. Peterson said the next time the two teams met, that player told him how what Peterson told him that day touched him. “It was like turning a negative into a positive,” Peterson said. “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.” The first time Minnesota played the Lions in 2012, the Lions held him to 102 yards. The second time they played, though, he went off for 171 yards. Peterson’s accomplishments in 2012 were incredible especially after his gruesome knee injury to end 2011. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s got high expectations for 2013.   Follow us on twitter! @realsportskings @downanddistance @tadjohnson_SK The post Adrian Peterson Says a Lion Accused Him of “Juicing” appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift, blames media for scrutiny

Report: Cowboys could limit DeMarco Murray's touches

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

Jeremy Kerley on new contract: 'Bentleys for everybody'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

NFL to start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs

Ex-Bronco John Boyett punched cabbie, told cops to call Elway

Former NFL QB still feels effects of concussions every day

Robert Klemko given four-week suspension from The MMQB

Michael Vick: Percy Harvin won't be a monster here

NFL teams facing potential must-win scenarios in Week 8

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

WATCH: Peyton screams at fans to 'shut the f- up!'

Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

Love thanks T'Wolves fans in essay for not burning his jersey

WATCH: Browns WR 'kicks out' son over favorite player snub

Memorabilia dealer wants Todd Gurley reinstated immediately

Aaron Rodgers gave girlfriend Olivia Munn a 'special ring'?

The 10 college football programs with most to gain in Week 9

Most disappointing potential dynasties of divisional era

WATCH: OHL hockey coach goes off on reporter: ‘F*** you!’

PK Subban as Michael Jackson at Canadiens' Halloween party

Vikings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.