It appears Vikings running back Adrian Peterson doesn't share the same passion for same-sex marriage rights as his recently departed teammate Chris Kluwe.
In a recent interview with the Star Tribune, Peterson wasn't ambiguous when asked for his thoughts on Kluwe's role in defending gay marriage in Minnesota. SEE ALSO: Paparazzo faceplants while hounding Adrian Peterson about gay NFL players COVER: Chris Kluwe takes a stand Mark Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law[jump]
From the interview:
Specifically, when asked about the Vikings' release of punter Chris Kluwe earlier this month, Peterson didn't steer around the obligatory request for comment on Kluwe's activism in favor of gay rights and marriage equality.
Said the reigning league MVP: "To each his own. I'm not with it. But I have relatives that 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 I believe in. But to each his own.
Peterson went on to say he doesn't believe the Vikings cut Kluwe because of his aggressive activism, and that he was sad to see the veteran punter go. "Probably one of the smartest guys I've ever been around, man," he said of Kluwe. "Different."