Originally Posted by CaptainSneakerhead23
Exactly, you guys are so ready to jump on someone defending a situation you don't even know the origin of the defense is
.. too busy thinking guys are saying "free adrian peterson" has to do with him harming a child when it doesn't.
Like Banks just said "I just don't think he should have to stay with a team that didn't support him and probably doesn't even want him around, but they couldn't find a deal they like." ... Had the whole state and politicians turning on the guy, Mall of America removing his merchandise, etc.. Not saying they were wrong to do what they did, but would you want to go back to a situation like that if it was you? That's what Free Adrian Peterson is about. In simplistic terms, both parties need to go their separate ways opposed to trying to force a relationship that's no longer there.
Originally Posted by dmxfury
So you think he should just be able to walk away from a contract? Wouldn't that void the purpose of teams signing contracts and the existence of them?
What I think is, in this case, both parties should go their separate ways. Find a deal that works for everyone opposed to "he can play for us or not play at all."
Same way I would think the Ravens and Ray Rice should move on if he was still under contract.
So, the team is at fault for what Mall of America did?
Or what politicians said?
They paid him a ton of money while he did nothing for their team. They didn't cut him like Rice, Hardy, McDonald, etc.
They distanced themselves, absolutely. They let the situation play out, but paid him every cent.
Without that money, fairly good chance he's in much bigger legal trouble, no? Photos, doctors, ex, the child, pretty good case against him. But he didn't go to jail.
Thing is, BEFORE this happened, there was the article of him calling Jerry Jones.
When the Cowboys lost Murray, they didn't draft another RB, or sign anyone of importance.
Almost like......AP WANTS to be cut free, just so he can go where he already wanted to.
That's what this is all about. Not the Vikings "not standing by his side", cuz, the mall.