Adrian Peterson, running back for the
Minnesota Vikings, says he's opposed to gay marriage.
The 28-year-old Peterson, whose
nicknames include “All Day” and “Purple Jesus,” discussed the
issue during a Thursday interview on Sirius/XM NFL satellite radio.
When hosts Bruce Murray and Amani
Toomer asked whether he thought the Vikings cut Chris Kluwe because
of his vocal support for marriage equality, Peterson said he
disagreed on the issue.
“To each his own. I'm not with it,”
Peterson answered. “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.”
“I'm sure the Vikings' organization
did not release [Kluwe] based on that,” he continued. “They know
Kluwe. They've been knowing him for a long time. They know he's
Peterson added that he would miss
Kluwe, who is now with the Oakland Raiders.
“It hurt me to see him leave. He was
a good friend of mine and a really cool guy, man. Probably one of
the smartest guys I've ever been around, man,” he said.