Adrian Peterson needs a history lesson


Adrian Peterson needs a history lesson

Jon Fucile

Some people should just not be allowed to talk. Or at the very least be forced to wear muzzles so no one can understand them.

The NFL lockout situation gets dumber by the day in multiple ways, but then Adrian Peterson dropped a little nugget that just blew everything else out of the water.

According to Peterson, the way the NFL operates is about as close as one can get to modern day slavery. Yup.

People being forced to work for no pay, being legally beaten and whipped and being forced to live in some of the most miserable conditions one can imagine is apparently very similar to getting paid millions of dollars to play a game, living in a mansion and having certain freedoms that are not available to your average person.

Maybe the NFL isn't the best place to work, but comparing it to slavery? Wow. Surely no one would be dumb enough to agree with Peterson.

Oh, really Mr. Mendenhall? Let us do a quick comparison here buddy.

Slaves were forced to live in squalor. Tattered clothing, little to no food. Tiny rooms, some with just one bed, for multiple people.

That is probably very similar to how current NFL stars live, right?

Slaves had to pull farm equipment by themselves, and if they were allowed to travel at all they probably were forced to walk bar foot in chains.

Adrian and Rashard know exactly how that feels.

Slaves were torn away from their family and friends, often never seeing or hearing from them again. Every day was basically filled with sadness.

Peterson and Mendenhall share that pain. When they're not playing football, they live an absolutely miserable existence.

Slaves were forced to wear chains and were often chained to each other. Horrible.

Peterson and Mendenhall live that horror everyday.

You know, Im starting to see their point. Except that Im really not. At all.

In the end, Adrian Peterson and Rashard Mendenhall are just a couple of idiotic jokes who have made light of one of the most awful times in history.

They make millions of dollars to play FOOTBALL. If they had to spend five seconds going through what any slave in the history of the world has gone through, they'd be begging to go back to the NFL in about three seconds.

The fact that either of them would think it is okay to make those statements just further proves there is no limit to human stupidity.

Shut up you jokes.

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The reworked deal can bump Gronkowski’s salary for the 2017 season from $5.25 million to $10.75 million, according to Schefter. 

Gronkowski was limited by injury to just eight games last season. He had 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career lows. 

The 28-year-old is entering his eighth NFL season since being selected by the Pats in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has played played in at least 15 regular-season games in four of his first seven season, though he’s twice played fewer than 10. 

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Tuesday’s announcement from Roger Goodell that the NFL is “relaxing” its rules on celebrations is good news for at least one Patriot. 

That would be Brandin Cooks, who began celebrating the rule change on Twitter not long after the league made its announcement. 

Cooks, whom the Patriots acquired from the Saints this offseason in a trade that sent first and third-round picks to New Orleans, lost his favorite celebration last season when it was made clear that miming archery was off-limits. Josh Norman was fined $10,000 last season for such a celebration. 

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Added Cooks: ”I’ve been doing it for three years now, and there was never a complaint about it. Now, all of a sudden, there is. It just reminds me that, it's almost as if they try to take so much away from us, but for something like this, that means so much to someone that has nothing to do with violence, it's frustrating. I'll definitely continue to speak my opinion about it, and if they have a problem with it, so be it."

When Tuesday’s news emerged, Cooks and former Saints teammate Mark Ingram were quick to react.