Adrian Peterson feels NFL players are in a “modern day slavery”
With the lockout looming large over the NFL after the owners refused to reveal financial reports from the last decade; Adrian Peterson expressed some of the aggravation for players and fans alike. Even in arbritration, the owners really have the final call. Here is the interview from Sat March 12, courtesy USA Today. Check out the interview!
Peterson told Yahoo Sports:
“It’s modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money … the owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money. I understand that; these are business-minded people. Of course this is what they are going to want to do. I understand that; it’s how they got to where they are now. But as players, we have to stand our ground and say, ‘Hey — without us, there’s no football.’
“There are so many different perspectives from different players, and obviously we’re not all on the same page — I don’t know. I don’t really see this going to where we’ll be without football for a long time; there’s too much money lost for the owners. Eventually, I feel that we’ll get something done.”
(link, quote from full article courtesy usatoday.com)
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