With legalizing gay marriage still a hot topic, the sports world is also feeling the heat. After NBA veteran Jason Collins recently came out, athletes are being vocal about where they stand on the issue.
NFL star Adrian Peterson stirred up some controversy on the airwaves for his comments on gay marriage. “To each his own, (but) I’m not with it,” the Minnesota Vikings running back said when asked what he thought about gay marriage in a Sirius XM radio interview Thursday (May 23).
He added that he doesn’t discriminate against his own family members that are gay. “I have relatives that are gay. I’m not bias towards them,” he continued. “I still treat them the same. I love them. But, again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.”
Peterson’s former Vikings teammate Chris Kluwe played the opposite side of the coin by adamantly expressing his support for gay marriage on-air. While rumors sparked that he was let go from the team earlier this month for his views, Peterson said it was not true nor did it hurt their friendship.
“It hurt me to see him leave,” Peterson said. “He was a good friend of mine and a really cool guy – probably one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around…I’m sure the Vikings organization didn’t release him based on that. They know Kluwe. They’ve been knowing him for a long time. They know he’s outspoken.”
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