EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson wowed the NFL, its fans and even its players in his return from torn knee ligaments to win the MVP and post the second-highest, single-season rushing total in league history less than a year from major knee surgery.
At least one opponent believed it was more than just Peterson's amazing recuperative powers and intense work ethic that helped him return as strong as ever.
Peterson revealed recently in an interview with CBSSports.com that one Detroit Lions player accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs to come back from his gruesome knee injury.
The unnamed Detroit linebacker said, "Whatever you were juicing on, let me know. I need it," Peterson told CBS' Pete Prisco.
Inevitably as quick and as strong as Peterson returned, the questions about PEDs would come up. But Peterson appealed to a higher power to recover.
Peterson told the Lions' player, "Man, it's a lot of prayer. The juice of God."
In that game against Detroit, the first m...