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Continued: Adrian Peterson talks with Dan Wiederer, Part One

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 29, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Q You have said that you understand the temptation for guys in this league to take HGH and other things. It’s a league that’s so pressure-packed and guys are trying to provide for their families. What is that dynamic and that temptation?

A Not everybody can get by on natural ability. Not everybody is willing to put in the hard work. And there are a lot of guys who put in so much hard work and still don’t have that athletic ability to push them over that edge to keep them playing this game for a long time. So they’re always trying to find that supplement that can help them reach that next level. Look, I don’t know anything about HGH, ‘roids, none of that. Because I have no use for it. But of course, in this world we’re living in, you hear about it. You know it’s being used. And taking HGH hasn’t been tested in the NFL. So I’m not stupid. I’m not blind to the fact that guys are using it. To me, it is what it is. I can only control what I can control. And that’s me busting my butt and going out there and playing against those guys that are juiced up and still doing them in.

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