When asked about speculation that the Minnesota Vikings had released punter Chris Kluwe for being too open about his pro-gay marriage stance, the 28-year-old running back admitted he's against it.
To each his own. I’m not with it. But I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love ‘em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.
The Vikings released Kluwe in favor of fifth-round draft pick Jeff Locke earlier this month.
"He was a good friend of mine and a really cool guy," Peterson said of Kluwe, now a punter with the Oakland Raiders. "[He's] probably one of the smartest guys I've ever been around. [He's] different"
Peterson said he didn't think his team had made their decision based on Kluwe's political views.
"They know Kluwe. They've been knowing him for a long time. They know he's outspoken," he said.