Adrian Peterson's been a physical freak from the moment he stepped onto a football field. However, after his unbelievable recovery from knee surgery, HGH accusations have been thrown recklessly in his direction. To his credit, the Vikings running back has let them roll off his back like would-be tacklers during his assault on the single-season rushing record. Purple Jesus can turn short gains into long runs, but in a recent interview with USA Today, the Vikings running back transformed the accusations of PED use against him into a compliment.
"Seriously. Especially with the amount of work I put in," the NFL's reigning MVP said. "Guys say that to me, or if I hear someone saying that -- it makes me feel good.
"When you know you don't do it, and someone's saying you do, you're like, 'Wow. They think I'm on HGH? I'm doing that good? Well, hoo! Thank you, Jesus!' It's a compliment. I don't get mad about it at all."