Adrian Peterson Shows How Far Detatched the Modern Athlete Is from Reality

March 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I normally do not write on here unless it is about my team, the Oakland Raiders. However, this morning I awoke to read a story on espn.com that truly disgusted me. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was quoted as saying that the labor situation between the players and owners is akin to modern-day slavery.
It is absolutely unbelievable to me that those words could come from the mouth of a millionaire.
Many have tabbed the dispute between the players and owners a dispute between millionaires and billionaires. I am often quick to correct this comment, as a majority of NFL players are not millionaires and a very large number of players are signed for the league minimum.
That being said, the NFL league minimum salary is over $200,000 for a rookie with the amount escalating based on years in the league.
I don't know about the rest of you, but that is certainly a lot more money than I make in a year, and they make that money playing a game.
Don't get me wr...

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