Adrian Peterson likes when people accuse him of using PEDs

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While some athletes get angry or defensive when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Adrian Peterson takes it as a compliment (Credit: AP Photo)

While some athletes get angry or defensive when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Adrian Peterson takes it as a compliment (Credit: AP Photo)

Last season, Adrian Peterson showed the world that there is a possibility he is super human. Less than a year after tearing his ACL and MCL, Peterson not only started all sixteen games but nearly broke the single season rushing record set by Eric Dickerson. Because Peterson returned so quickly from injury, some people have accused him of using performance enhancing drugs.

While some athletes get defensive or angry when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Peterson is happy to be accused.

“Seriously. Especially with the amount of work I put in,” Peterson said. “Guys say that to me, or if I hear someone saying that — it makes me feel good.”

In fact, Peterson tells USA Today that he takes being accused of using performance enhancing drugs as a compliment.

“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.”

After the scandal in baseball over the use of performance enhancing drugs, football will most likely be the next league to create a testing policy.

However, until that day comes, guys like Adrian Peterson are going to continue to be accused of using performance enhancing drugs.

At least Peterson is taking those accusations with a grain of salt.

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