Adrian Peterson Compares NFL Labor Situation To Slavery
March 15, 2011
Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, made some controversial statements during an interview with Doug Farrar of Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner, reports the Huffington Post.
During the interview, Peterson said the following:
“It’s modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money,” Peterson continued. “The owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money.”
Peterson believes that the NFL owners should provide their financial information to the public so that everyone knows how much the other is making.
“Well, show us.’ We want more information, and they want to bull****, going around, saying this and that, just open it up and give us the information we want. If they have nothing to hide, just give us the information,” the 25-year-old said. “Why not? Obviously, there’s a lot to hide — these guys are professionals, and they’re maximizing what they do.”
So, what do you think?