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Sunday slant: Peterson's candor refreshing

Adrian Peterson (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

While some athletes shy away from controversy and others use it to self-promote, Adrian Peterson simply answers almost any question thrown at him with candor and looking for opportunities to inspire.

Adrian Peterson entered the league as a great running back. Six years later, he is proving that superstars don't have to be super conceited. Peterson's drive for greatness on the field is complemented by a desire to use his superstar status to affect others off the field, and he isn't afraid to speak his mind. At one point, his willingness to share a candid opinion – at times a dying trait among... Recommended Stories