A week after Nate Washington of the Titans called Roman Harper of the Saints a “dirty player,” Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is making similar claims about another New Orleans defensive back. Peterson said that Jabari Greer of the Saints was twisting Peterson’s injured ankle at the bottom of the pile Sunday afternoon:
“I came into the game kind of expecting that coming back from a high ankle sprain,” Peterson said. “Guys are going to try to take their shots when we’re on the pile and try to twist it up and things like that.
“I felt like it kind of got overboard. I got up and kind of got in his face. Thank God I was able to keep my composure.”
Obviously, this kind of thing tends to happen often in games, but coming a week after the Washington claims – which were much stronger than Peterson’s – the guess here is refs will be on the lookout next Monday in a pivotal home game against Atlanta. Said Washington:
“Honestly, he’s a dirty player. I’ve been watching him. We watched film on him. He’s dirty, and I don’t appreciate it,” Washington said. “I’m going to step out in public and say it – he’s dirty. That was dirty, what he did. It was unfortunate that he grabbed the facemask. And at the same time, you don’t walk over a guy and nudge him with your knee. You don’t do that. That’s dirty. Honestly, that’s a dirty player. This is not just one game. He’s been doing it all season. I’m tired of it. I hope the league does something about it.”
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