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Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Takes PED Accusations as a Compliment

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After the incredible 2012 season Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had, some have thrown PED allegations his way. Peterson takes those accusations as a compliment.

"Guys say that to me, or if I hear someone saying that -- it makes me feel good," Peterson said in a recent interview with USA Today Sports.
"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. I don't get mad about it at all."

Towards the end of the 2011 season, Peterson suffered a torn ACL and MCL. Not only did he come back in minimal time -- he missed a grand total of one week of NFL action -- he rushed for 2,097 yards with twelve touchdowns. He was so good, he won the NFL's MVP Award.

Peterson has declared that this season, not only does he want to break the NFL's single season rushing record (2,105 yards), but he wants to rush for 2,500 yards.

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