#28 Fights Real ‘Modern Day Slavery’

Interestingly enough, no reporter has found the stones to track down Adrian Peterson and press him about his “modern day slavery” comments that caused such a stir a while back.  For those of you that missed it, he was essentially saying that NFL players are treated like slaves, despite the fact that he is going to make millions and millions of dollars over the course of his career.

Kevin Seifert of ESPN doesn’t have any juicy quotes or forced apologies from Peterson, but he did point out an interesting tidbit and he doesn’t think it is a coincidence.

Peterson appears in a promotional video for the DNA Foundation, founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, which fights human trafficking and sex slavery around the world.  Peterson doesn’t speak in the video and it gives no hints as to what extent he is involved with the foundation, but it is clear that the goal is to raise awareness about the atrocity that is the real “Modern Day Slavery.”

Peterson’s poorly chosen words made big headlines earlier this year, especially since he is not one known to say stupid things.  It is not surprising, however, to see him helping out a charity (which he seems to be constantly doing) so this won’t make many headlines I’m sure.

Maybe I’m simply a homer, but I prefer to believe that Peterson is a genuinely generous guy that slipped up once and probably regrets it.

 

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4 Responses to “#28 Fights Real ‘Modern Day Slavery’”

  1. Fragile Freds says:

    Freds loves AP. Seems like a decent guy. He is a great running back.

    Like you, Freds would like to believe AP simply made a mistake in choosing his words, but, Freds doubts it. AP probably does regret it, but he probably believes what he said. His regret comes from the uproar from his comments rather than the fact that he really didn’t believe his own words. I don’t think a clarification came later, or perhaps Freds just didn’t hear it.

    It’s unfortunate that some choose to put any stock in anything said by AP (or most other pro football players)that is non football realted. These are world class athletes, not world class thinkers. Obviously not all pro football players are on the lower end of the food chain when it comes to education, organized thought and communication skills, but as a group, the idea that we would ever look to this group to help communicate and educate society about the wrongs of current or past issues like slavery (pick your issue)is crazy. They are athletes, not scholars.

    There is a reason AP doesn’t speak on this utube ditty. Stay in your lane AP….stay in your lane. Take hand off, run hard, score touchdown, make a ton of money and shut the hell up.

    Twitter + Ego driven, over paid, self centered athletes = really stupid comments.

    • Fragile Freds says:

      If truth be known, your old pal is just jealous…all he’s got is the last part of that equation going for him. Dang!

  2. [...] publically acknowledged the criticism he received for making those comments and later appeared in a commercial for the DNA Foundation, founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, which aims to make the American public aware of truly [...]

  3. [...] at least economically, this country was founded on slavery.  I can’t imagine that Peterson, of all people, would argue that every philosophy America was founded on should still be a part of the [...]

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