A day after telling ESPN's Josina Anderson that his absence from Vikings organized team activities is about trying to get security to stay with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to rant about NFL Player contracts.
Here are the tweets posted Thursday afternoon by the disgruntled 30-year-old running back:
The Vikings appear to be willing to pay Peterson the $12.75 million he's due to make in 2015, on a contract that runs through 2017. However, none of the money beyond this season is guaranteed, making it easy for the Vikings to move on from Peterson in the future without suffering a major cap hit.
AP clarified his position on Twitter Thursday evening.
"To clarify, since analysts & everyone else have the answers as to what place in MY Heart this 'rant' came from, this is not against the Vikings. I am just frustrated that our union did not get guaranteed contracts for its players. NFL players deserve guaranteed contracts like Our NBA and MLB brothers. Owners have the right to release players, at will, without honoring their contracts. However, players do not have the luxury of saying that they want out of their contract. And I won't even get into the franchise tag convo."
Peterson played in just one game last season, but was paid for 10 of them and the team has never wavered from its claim that it wants Peterson back.
On the flip side, Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has taken two large pay cuts in back-to-back seasons just to stay in Minnesota.