NFL MVP Peterson on Gay Marriage: 'That's Not Something I Believe In'

Eric Scheiner | May 29, 2013 | 8:07am EDT
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Minnesota Vikings NFL football running back Adrian Peterson (AP Photo)

( - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says when it comes to gay marriage, “That's not something I believe in."

Peterson made his comments in an interview Sunday with Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer of Sirius/XM NFL radio. The NFL MVP was discussing former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an advocate for gay rights and gay marriage, who was recently cut from the team.

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The hosts of the show asked Peterson for his thoughts on speculation that Kluwe may have been cut for supporting gay marriage.

Peterson replied, "Since he came out for gay marriage? To each his own. You know, I’m not with it.”

“I have relatives that are gay. I'm not biased towards them. 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."

”I’m sure the Vikings organization did not release him based on that.”

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