Minnesota Vikings running back, and the MVP of the NFL last season, Adrian Peterson recently came out and expressed his feelings on gay marriage, saying “that’s not something I believe in.”
Peterson made those comments while being interviewed on Sirius/XM NFL Radio. The radio host asked him what his thoughts were on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage.
“It hurt me to see him leave,” Peterson said.
Peterson went on to say that he considers Kluwe one of his best friends but he does not agree with the punter when it comes to the touchy subject of gay marriage. “To each his own, [but] I’m not with it,” he said. “I have relatives who are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love ’em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own,” he said.
Peterson went on to say that he did not believe the rumors circulating that said the team cut Kluwe, who’s already been picked up by the Oakland raiders, because of how outspoken he is.
“I’m sure the Vikings organization didn’t release him based on that,” he said. “They know Kluwe. They’ve been knowing him for a long time. They know he’s outspoken.”