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SmashMouth 02-02-2012 09:35 AM

AP whining becausing he can't afford to change his number
 
Adrian Peterson's Jersey Rant | ThePostGame

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Nobody wants to hear a rich man whine, but this NFL star brings up a pretty good argument.

Adrian Peterson hatched what seemed like a good plan on Twitter to change his Minnesota Vikings uniform number from 28 to 23. That was last week. Now the star running back has changed his mind, blaming the power brokers behind pro football merchandise sales for spoiling his idea.

Peterson told his 212,000-plus Twitter followers that he "received a call" from an unnamed source informing him he'd have to buy all the jerseys that have been made with his No. 28 on them if he wanted to change his number. The Vikings star tweeted the amount of money "blew my mind!!!!!"

How much would it cost?

A cool $1,000,000 -- according to Peterson.

That's when the franchise running back unloaded on what he feels is an injustice to star players. Pointing out to his cyber minions that he's among the leaders in NFL jersey sales, Peterson complained that he doesn't "even get paid a million dollars" from his individual Nike sponsorship deal.

As of last April, NFL.com had Peterson's No. 28 jersey ranked 15th in NFL jersey sales, ahead of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger among other notable stars.

The NFL jersey contract just ended with Reebok, and Nike takes over starting with the 2012 season. The Star Tribune points out that players who switched numbers in the past had to pay Reebok a refund for existing jerseys. It's unknown if that rule will continue with the Swoosh.

Mardigras9 02-02-2012 10:07 AM

Poor guy........whatever.

st thomas 02-02-2012 11:15 AM

for some time and some reason i always rate a player by his stats, against the new orlean saints. and peterson has not impressed me at all against the saints. i just don't know why we can shut the elite of the elite in the league and be so pore as a unit overall. don't get me wrong i know AP is good. but he has not beat us ever. we have seen our defense play lights out on teams and others we could'nt stop spounge bob. i know this has nill to do with AP whinning about his jersey but this comes to mind and i had to write, sorry still have the GW colapse on my mind. and yes AP can keep his old no# wan, wan, wan

ScottF 02-02-2012 11:57 AM

how is complaining about another stupid NFL policy 'whining'?
they generate money by selling his jersey- not bc of the team, number, or color---all bc of him, and they want $1,000,000 from him

bad business move anyway-- he would have moved from 15th to top ten in sales if they had allowed the change

Danno 02-02-2012 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottF (Post 375312)
how is complaining about another stupid NFL policy 'whining'?
they generate money by selling his jersey- not bc of the team, number, or color---all bc of him, and they want $1,000,000 from him

bad business move anyway-- he would have moved from 15th to top ten in sales if they had allowed the change


Because they've already invested a lot of money in jerseys with the number 28 on them.

Should they be forced to eat that cost because he "doesn't like" the contract that he signed that makes him a multi-millionaire.

He's damn lucky he got to choose his own number to begin with.

Isn't this the ******** who claimed the NFL was treating the players like slaves?

I'd fine him the 1,000,000 just to keep him from flappin his yap again.

Srgt. Hulka 02-02-2012 07:10 PM

Here's a quarter Peterson. Call someone who cares.

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QBREES9 02-02-2012 11:56 PM

It's only a million !

NOS2SB 02-03-2012 01:00 AM

Anyone ever hear him talk? He sounds like he skipped elementary school, middle school and high school. He's needs to save his money in case he ends up with a career ending season, because there's no way he would end up on TV.

saintfan 02-03-2012 03:15 PM

Douchenozzle

Ashley 02-04-2012 11:55 AM

grow up dude. Christ its only a number.....


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