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AP wants you to accuse him of using PEDs

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07:00 AM ET 08.14 | Adrian Peterson has heard some whispers, and he's just fine with them. [Peterson] says he doesn't know which players use human growth hormone, nor does he want to know. But the NFL's reigning MVP is "sure" it happens and looks forward to testing that proves he's clean. "People are trying to get the edge," Peterson told USA TODAY Sports recently at the Minnesota Vikings' training camp. ... [Peterson] says he always takes accusations of his own possible PED use as a compliment. "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. "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."

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August 14, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Nope. This is one of the guys doing it the right way. He's clean.

August 14, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Great response by AP.

August 14, 2013  08:09 AM ET

He could have a blood test run on his own dime to shut them up and then dare others to do so as well. Wouldn't make the NFLPA happy though.

August 14, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Use of PEDs + Failed Drug Test = GUILTY!

Use of PEDs + Failed Drug Test + Use of the Word "Jesus" = CLEAN!

August 14, 2013  08:16 AM ET

"AP" = Associated Press.

August 14, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Any chance that Adrian Peterson's full name is Charles Roger Adrian Peterson?

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August 14, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Don't invite any uwarrented scrutiny AP.. They will take it and run with it.

August 14, 2013  08:48 AM ET

He must be a freak of nature, then

August 14, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Great response by AP.

Written for him by Lance Armstrong

August 14, 2013  09:06 AM ET

I dunno, Lance Armstrong was the great American hero until he got busted and he insisted he was clean for years.

Invoking a deity does not make it any more acceptable.

August 14, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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I dunno, Lance Armstrong was the great American hero until he got busted and he insisted he was clean for years.

You've got to admit, though, that everyone was doping in the Tour de France. That's why they did not award the victories to the second- place guys from the Armstrong years. They'd also been busted.

Armstrong was still the best of all the PED users.

August 14, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Im not sure he ever said he wanted to be accused to using.. bad headline. IMO

August 14, 2013  09:29 AM ET

This reminds me of Barry Bonds and Clemens before they got caught... I love AP don't get me wrong but I wouldn't be surprised if he is on PED's

August 14, 2013  09:45 AM ET

He may want to think about distancing himself from such speculation, not embrace it.

August 14, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You've got to admit, though, that everyone was doping in the Tour de France. That's why they did not award the victories to the second- place guys from the Armstrong years. They'd also been busted.Armstrong was still the best of all the PED users.

Absolutely and completely agree with you.

August 14, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You've got to admit, though, that everyone was doping in the Tour de France. That's why they did not award the victories to the second- place guys from the Armstrong years. They'd also been busted.Armstrong was still the best of all the PED users.

True, but still not a title to be proud of. Kind of like saying "yes, they're all idiots, but I'm their King!"

August 14, 2013  11:12 AM ET

OK......AP you use PED'S , there you have been accused.......now lets move on to a better thread.

August 14, 2013  12:00 PM ET

Anybody who's at the top of their sport will be questioned about how they got there. It's the only reason Rick Reilly still has a job.

 
August 14, 2013  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You've got to admit, though, that everyone was doping in the Tour de France. That's why they did not award the victories to the second- place guys from the Armstrong years. They'd also been busted.Armstrong was still the best of all the PED users.

Guess what ... everyone is using HGH. These athletes' bodies are literally multi-million dollar machines. I guarantee they are using everything not specifically tested for (and some stuff that is) to get any edge they can.

Even "Praise Jesus!" AP himself.

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