The Onion has done it again. The publication has put together a satirical piece about Adrian Peterson intentionally re-tearing his ACL to improve his chances of breaking the NFL rushing record in 2013.
Here's a pseudo quote from Peterson in the article:
“It’s hard to get over that playoff loss, but immediately after, I got right back to work and tore my ACL. If I was just eight yards short of the record last year, I’m thinking that rupturing my LCL and PCL this offseason should put me over the top.”
In real life, Peterson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Year by the 101 Awards.
The award is voted on by 101 sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL.