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NFL MVP Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: ‘That’s not something I believe in’

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: ‘That’s not something I believe in’

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back who is the NFL’s MVP, says he is against gay marriage.

‘To each his own, [but] I’m not with it,’ he said in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL Radio.

‘I have relatives who are gay. I’m not biased towards them,’ he added. ‘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.’

Gay marriage will become in Minnesota on 1 August.

Peterson also weighed in on the departure of his former teammate Chris Kluwe who was let go by the Vikings after more than seven years and recently signed by the Oakland Raiders.

His firing came on the heels of a year in which he became an outspoken advocate for gay marriage.

‘I’m sure the Vikings organization didn’t release him based on that,’ Peterson said. ‘They know Kluwe. They’ve been knowing him for a long time. They know he’s outspoken.’