Most players get offended or even angry if anyone accuses them of employing chemical means in order to get stronger and faster. But not Adrian Peterson. Adrian actually likes it when people accuse him of juicing. He takes those accusations as a compliment.
Unnamed Lions linebacker: “Whatever you were juicing on, let me know. I need it.”
Peterson: “Man, it’s a lot of prayer. The juice of God.”
Peterson said the next time the two teams met, that player told him how what Peterson told him that day touched him.
“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.”
I don’t know what Adrian’s on – God juice or man made juice or just hereditary Peterson awesome juice – but I just hope it keeps working. And I hope he keeps laughing in the faces of his detractors. Eventually these people will learn to stop hating on him. Hating only makes him stronger. And you don’t want Adrian getting stronger.
Especially not you Lions. I mean seriously. Taunting Adrian Peterson? You think that’s wise?