NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took it lightly when hearing baout an unnmaed Detroit Lions player who allegedly said "whatever you were juicing on, let me know. I need it," according to CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco.
Peterson response? "Man, it's a lot of prayer. The juice of God."
Judging by his superhuman-like comeback from his ACL injury, you just knew allegations about juicing were going to whispered around the league. Now we come to actual quotes from a player, albeit an unidentified one. But to Peterson, he'll take it as a compliment.
"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."