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.