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Adrian Peterson: Gay teammate not that big a deal

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Adrian Peterson said Monday that having an openly gay teammate "really wouldn't bother me that much."

In Tulsa to accept the 2013 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award for his great play and charity work, the NFL's 2012 Most Valuable Player then elaborated somewhat on what he meant by "that much."

"Simple things, as far as showers and things like that, you know, of course, anyone would be uncomfortable," Peterson said, according to The Oklahoman. "But you know, I'm a grown man. There's things that I can deal with. I'm comfortable in my skin.

"I'll still high-five them. Pat them on the butt when he's doing good, and go on about my business."

Peterson made some headlines recently for saying that gay marriage is "not something I believe in."

"I'm not biased towards them (gay people)," Peterson had said in a radio interview. "I still treat them the same. I love 'em. But again, I'm not with that. That's not something I believe in. But to each his own."



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