Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was very outspoken about his support of gay marriage, but he was released this offseason after many believe the team got sick of his outspoken nature. Now, with Kluwe out of the picture, the Vikings have a new player speaking out on the issue but this one has a completely opposite stance. Star running back Adrian Peterson was asked about the hot button issue on Sirius/XM NFL satellite radio.
Unfortunately, Peterson spoke to a side of the issue that supports the belief that the NFL is not ready for a homosexual player.
“To each his own. I’m not with it,” Peterson said, via Kevin Cusick of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. “But I have relatives that, you know, are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something that I believe in. But to each his own.”
It’s hard to get upset with Peterson because he was asked a difficult question and everyone has the right to have their own beliefs.
Players just need to know moving forward that these types of trap questions can be used to make you look bad. The good news for Peterson is that he avoided saying anything too offensive, but he should consider being a bit more aware of his comments moving forward.