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 outspoken.”

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.