Peterson accuses Saints of dirty play

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 20, 2011 - 7:04 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he thinks the New Orleans Saints were purposely trying to injure his sprained left ankle in their game on Sunday.

Peterson had 10 carries for 60 yards against the Saints after missing the previous three weeks with a high ankle sprain. Peterson said after the game he expected the defensive players to target his ankle while trying to bring him down.

But he also says he took particular offense to one play when cornerback Jabari Greer twisted his ankle in a pile up.

Peterson says he confronted Greer because he thought that "it kind of got overboard."

Peterson said he didn't injure the ankle anymore in the 42-20 loss.

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