From the Pioneer Press:
“Vikings running back Adrian Peterson compared NFL owners’ treatment of players to “modern-day slavery,” according to an online interview published Tuesday by Yahoo! Sports.
Yahoo’s Doug Farrar, who conducted the interview Friday with Peterson, removed that comment from the story later Tuesday, explaining on Twitter that he wants to give Peterson the chance to provide context.
Peterson, who is known to be thoughtful when speaking with the local media in Minnesota, is in Africa with other NFL players on a goodwill trip and unavailable for immediate comment.
NFL owners and players couldn’t agree on a new collective bargaining agreement last week after more than two weeks of federal mediation. ”
Petersen apparently did not mention the 11 million dollar salary he would receive for just one more year of playing football. Is there really anything else to say about how crazy this comment is?
Same as in Minnesota and other places where private and public unions are making more money than their counter parts, driving the political process and storming state capitol’s when things don’t go their way.
These are the reasons I don’t like unions.