Rashard Mendenhall Comes To The Defense Of Adrian Peterson’s “Slavery” Comparison, And He Kicks Serious Knowledge On Twitter!!

- By Bossip Staff

Peterson’s comments seem to be as polarizing as the NFL lockout with people trying to decide which side they support. Rashard Mendenhall makes it clear where his vote goes.

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall offered support to Minnesota Viking RB Adrian Peterson on Wednesday after the latter came under fire for comparing locked-out NFL players to “modern-day slavery.”

Mendenhall said Peterson’s critics have been too harsh and have not taken time to digest the broader meaning of his remarks.
On Twitter, Mendenhall said:

“Anyone with (knowledge) of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel eachother … is correct in his (analogy) of this game. It is a lot deeper than most people understand.”

He also linked to and referenced an article in The Nation that took an analytical and sympathetic look at Peterson’s use of the the “slavery” analogy.

Fellow players such as Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant and New Orleans Saints RB Heath Evans have scolded Peterson for his remarks.

But Mendenhall, even after being criticized on Twitter, defended his analysis of Peterson’s comments.

Sounds like Rashard is ready to write a sermon and preach to the congregation. But “big words that a lot of you wouldn’t understand”??? Man, his condescending swag is on a trillion! But to his credit this is the most articulate defense of Peterson we’ve heard thus far.

Peep the following pages to read how Mendenhall was Tweetin’ knowledge.

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Comments

  • Tia

    I may not agree with Peterson’s statement but I can really appreciate Mendenhall’s rationale. I love intelligence!

    • MacMoon

      If you think that shyt that came out of his mouth was intelligent then I KNOW you will fall for anything. N*ggas must run all kinda game on you!

    • likostar

      He’s Speaking Basic Intelligent Truth.

      Only Crash Test Dummies get blinded by worthless paper money!!!

    • Mak

      I completely agree with u. Haters gonna hate no matter what.

  • FridaySpecial

    Hey, ive always looked at the NBA like that. Sports period(NBA,NFL)most players are black with the slim minority of whites(switch that around for owners). I was thinking this back in the 11th grade, and wanted to make an image of it.

    He didnt say it to offend anybody, but he was calling it like he seen it. If anybody has a problem with that then idk what to tell you.

  • Whatever

    With the amount of black football players only 10% make up the coaches? That doesn’t make any sense, thats suspect if you ask me. Black people are always denied higher positions. They want you to do the hard labour for the rest of your life.

  • moon da moon!

    The players will get what they want! STAY STRONG! Yes cripple weak men will be talking unbankable broke azz yang 24/7!

  • NO, but really.....

    Co-sign …

  • Sista

    He said a whole lot of nothing.

  • theBlackPocahontas

    I agree with the overall point Peterson was trying to make HOWEVER they BOTH deserve a HO Sit Down because there wasn’t a problem when they were getting what they wanted which is a few peanuts so they can buy jewelry, houses and carss.

    Now that they can’t get what they want, it’s time to put the NFL on blast.

    It’s like the whole Lebron thing. When it was all about him, he couldn’t see that he was being owned. But when it came time for him to do what he wanted, he got to see. Then all of a sudden, he wanted the black community to stand behind him.

    These players should have stood up a long time ago against the Organization and the owners to let them know NONE of it is okay.

    But you see they are still stupid. NOT ONE Black person is listed as plaintiffs in that suit. Only the white QB’s. Which shows that the idea that Black folks aren’t smart enough to comprehend complex things still exist.

    • Candid Canuck

      Holy ish.. you dropped a dime of knowledge on here… props.

  • DR.FUNK

    BOTH of these clowns need to put a sock in it. Eloquent defense of stupidity is just MORE STUPIDITY.

  • the_heir_apparent

    I agree with him, actually. But during his use of big words people don’t understand, he blatantly misspelled “dissect” and misused “ideology”. lmao

  • DR.FUNK

    @innovatoor09L

    Re-read what you posted…because I just know you’re not defending the IDOICY of these guys right? I might add that there’s NOTHING that stops black people from being team owners.

  • MacMoon

    Bytch you are just rambling all over the place! No one said rich people don’t have problems. Sounds like you have a fuccin mental problem!

  • kelleykel09

    i mean like damn, i though people were giving their opinion not debating. find ur a a$$ somethin better to do besides tryin to respond to everybody post. with ur lonely a$$.

    • MacMoon

      I mean like damn,I was just giving MY opinion,and it is different from yours!

  • Ignorance is Bliss

    I agree with your entire statement. Additionally, all athletes (especially football players) are put on display to showcase their gifts and talents to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The millions that they make are merely crumbs in a bucket compared to the revenue that the owners rake in.

  • NO, but really.....

    I’m afraid to know what some of you would do for money if you think that these men are crazy for their views when NONE OF YOU EXPERIENCE IT YOURSELVES .. Sure the money is one thing, peace of mind is far more valuable.

    NO, but really…….

  • Me

    Co sign! I’m surprised they allowed your comment. They sure didn’t allow mine.

  • Sa.s.sy24

    He is ugly

  • vicious vixen

    Well… That was an extremely condescending dissertation about absolutely nothing… *rme*

  • Attack the Buffoons

    Does this really matter,there a bunch of jocks who just wanna hear themselves talk

  • jason

    ITS A DIFFERENT DAY SAME SH.
    ITS A DIFFERENT MONEY BRAKET BUT THE SAME SH
    I CAN PAY YOU 10 OR 20 MIL A YEAR BUT AT THE END OF THE SEASON I PAID YOU AND THE REST OF THE PLAYERS SALERY OFF. NOW PLAYERS ARE SIGNING 1 AND TWO UEAR DEALS FOR 20 30 MIL. NOW THEY ARE GETTING SMART. SO MR NFL WANT TO GHANGE SALERY RULES. GET YA MONEYNFL PLAYERS. PEOPLE LOOK AT THE MONEY YOU MAKE AND NOT THE BIZ.

  • Candid Canuck

    you lost me at the biblical reference. but i somewhat agree with your statement.

  • shynum1

    He’s a intelligent athlete, I love it. He just made me a fan of football..

  • Candid Canuck

    well said. Liking the handle brah.

  • ron

    hey if they dont like it they are free to leave and flip hamburgers for a living lets face its all about being anti white

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