Preposterous, huh? Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came back in time for week one of 2012 after tearing his ACL late in 2011. Peterson’s recovery time for that injury is unheard of.
He then went on to rush for more than 2,000 yards.
So is the guy superhuman or did he maybe have something extra to help him along? That’s what some unnamed Detroit Lions player thought.
The exchange happened during a game last season and went like this.
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.”
The juice of God. That’s tremendous.
Peterson goes on to say that he takes juicing accusations as a compliment.
“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.”
Well, that’s super. But seriously, how is this guy not taking something?