Adrian Peterson Retiring To Be An Olympic Runner


Adrian Peterson Retiring To Be An Olympic Runner!?!

According to reports Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson Retiring To Be An Olympic Runner after losing his trust in the NFL.

Peterson was suspended until April 2015 is seriously considering retiring from the NFL since he is so disappointed by the NFL’s disciplinary process that he’s thought about retirement. is reporting on the 60-minute phone interview with ESPN, Peterson said he plans to file a lawsuit against the league, adding he wasn’t sure if he could trust the NFL’s process for reinstatement.


Peterson said he would consider walking away from the game altogether. Now Adrian is ready to retire so he ca pursue an Olympic bid illustrate how deeply he’s been affected by the events of the last few months, writes Ben Goessling. Story

Peterson said:

“I’ve considered retiring from the NFL.”

“I still made $8 million dollars this year. I’ve thought about getting back into the real estate (business in Texas) I’m already in. That’s something I’ve been interested in, something I’m involved in. I’ve thought about getting back into that. I’ve thought about going after the Olympics — you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don’t get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it’s like, ‘Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do? Making money off the field anyway, why not continue to pursue that (Olympic) dream and pursue other dreams and hang up the cleats?'”

A lawsuit will be filed against the NFL on Peterson’s behalf in federal court in Minnesota on Monday, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Peterson said he’s interested in competing in the 200- and 400-meter dashes in the Olympics, adding, “I’ve seriously thought about this real hard. I continue to pray about it, but it’s been something that has been heavy, heavy on my heart.”

“Of course I’d miss it. It’s my first love. But the reason I would be walking away from it would be (if the next steps in the process) kind of solidify that hurt from these incidents. I would know that, ‘Hey, you’re walking away not because you’ve given up. You’re walking away because they’re handling you all the way wrong in this situation. They’re painting you out to be a guy that you’re not.”