Adrian Peterson Has a Message For Players Who Resist Wearing Leg Pads


Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs the ball in the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Are you one of the many NFL players griping about the new league mandate requiring you to wear leg pads? If so, Adrian Peterson has a message for you. GET OVER IT ALREADY YOU PRETTY BOY!

Lots of players insist that wearing the leg pads will slow them down. But Adrian – who wore full leg padding during his run to 2000 yards last season – disagrees with this assessment. Here’s what Adrian said about the wimps now complaining of being forced to wear protective gear on their lower extremities:

"I’ll call BS on that. It’s like “You’re a National Football League player. If a pad that doesn’t weigh but a couple of ounces slows you down, you don’t need to be in this league.” Like, come on now. Seriously."

Why are players so resistant to the leg pads? Adrian knows why. It’s not about performance, it’s about looks.

"Guys like to be pretty, not wear the thigh pads and the knee pads, but it protects you. There have been plenty of times I got hit in my knee and when I had my pants pulled up too high and that pad wasn’t there to protect it, it didn’t feel good. So I make sure I keep my pads pulled down and covering my knee just to be able to protect my body."

Hear that NFL players? Adrian Peterson has no problem wearing the leg pads. So why should you? This has been a public service message courtesy of Adrian Peterson and Other Players Who Care More About Performance Than Looks.

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