Via Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall defended recent comments made by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who caused a media firestorm this week by comparing the NFL to “modern-day slavery” in an interview with Yahoo! Sports.
“[Peterson] is correct in his analogy of this game. It is a lot deeper than most people understand,” Mendenhall tweeted.
Mendenhall also tweeted, “Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel each other.”
As you can see here, Mendenhall is receiving heat for his comments in support of Peterson. Mendenhall even retweeted some of the negative messages he received.