Adrian Peterson: Cris Carter, Shannon Sharpe’s Criticism ‘Hurt Me to the Core’

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

MIKE CHIARI | Bleacher Report

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson admitted Thursday that he took issue with things recently said about him by former NFL stars and current FS1 television hosts Cris Carter and Shannon Sharpe.

According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, Peterson said he had a problem with Carter and Sharpe’s doubts over his ability to be productive in 2018 at the age of 33:

“Watching some of the things they said about me, man, it really hurt me to the core. Not only are they black men, but these are people I looked up to. And these are people that made mistakes, especially Cris Carter. So some of the things that came out of his mouth, not only personally, but about me as a player—aw, he’s washed up and this, that and the other, and he should just retire—how dare you?

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