Well it turns out that Brad Childress isn’t the only thing from the Minnesota Vikings to be completely assinine. Apparently, Adrian Peterson said this on Friday after the lockout was called:
“It’s modern-day slavery, you know?” Peterson said. “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.”
Millions of dollars on the table is comparative to slavery?! You could argue that slavery was a multi million/billion/trillion dollar business because of all the money it made plantations back in the 18th & 19th centuries. But slaves didn’t see money. AP, last time I checked, you got paid over 10 million dollars.
Well if you thought that wasn’t crazy enough, one of the Steelers, Rashard Mendenhall has defended AP’s statement. He was Tweeted this (look near the bottom)
R_Mendenhall Rashard Mendenhall
@AdrianPeterson Anyone with knowledege of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel each other
Yup. Parallel. If you go to his twitter page, you can read up on some follow up doozies. Nation, thoughts?