Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Sirius/XM NFL Radio that he is "not with" gay marriage despite having gay relatives. Peterson, the NFL's Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, said that he tolerates gay people but is not accepting of gay marriage.
Peterson's comments on gay marriage came from a discussion regarding former-Vikings teammate Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, who was released by the Vikings earlier this month, was an outspoken proponent of gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said Kluwe was a good friend and considered the longtime punter one of the "smartest guys" he's been around.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed that gay players will be not only be tolerated but accepted in the NFL.
“To each his own,” Peterson said. “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 ‘em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.”