NFL MVP Adrian Peterson On Gay Marriage: ‘I’m Not With That’

One NFL superstar is making noise with recent comments he offered on gay marriage.

During an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was asked about non-traditional unions because they will become legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1.

"To each his own, [but] I'm not with it," Peterson said. "I have relatives who are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love 'em. But again, I'm not with that. That's not something I believe in. But to each his own."

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was an outspoken gay rights advocate. Many speculated that his political views may have led to his release. "I don't know if I'll ever know," Kluwe recently said about the move, and the reasons behind it. "I'm not in the [organizational] meetings." Kluwe is now a member of the Oakland Raiders.

"I'm sure the Vikings organization didn't release him based on that," Peterson said of Kluwe being cut because of his views about gay rights. "They know Kluwe. They've been knowing him for a long time. They know he's outspoken."

Peterson said he was sad to see his friend leave the organization. “It hurt me to see him leave," Peterson said. "He was a good friend of mine and a really cool guy. Probably one of the smartest guys I've ever been around, man ... Different."

The NFL’s top rusher previously made waves with some public comments in March of 2011 when he compared the circumstances of current NFL players to "modern-day slavery."

Sources: Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports


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