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ALL DAY ALL THE WAY
Ben Reiter
December 24, 2012
ADRIAN PETERSON SHREDDED HIS KNEE ON CHRISTMAS EVE 2011 AND WENT UNDER THE KNIFE SIX DAYS LATER. NOW, DRIVING HIMSELF RELENTLESSLY, HE'S TWO GOOD GAMES FROM THE ALLTIME SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING RECORD. THE BEST RUNNING BACK OF OUR AGE IS THE NFL'S STORY OF THE YEAR
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December 24, 2012

All Day All The Way

ADRIAN PETERSON SHREDDED HIS KNEE ON CHRISTMAS EVE 2011 AND WENT UNDER THE KNIFE SIX DAYS LATER. NOW, DRIVING HIMSELF RELENTLESSLY, HE'S TWO GOOD GAMES FROM THE ALLTIME SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING RECORD. THE BEST RUNNING BACK OF OUR AGE IS THE NFL'S STORY OF THE YEAR

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The team security guard who has been assigned to Peterson looks jittery, as the circle of fans surrounding the Vikings' star has expanded and is inching closer. He and the guard decide on their exit route, but then the player spots three little boys, looking up hopefully. "Let me take a picture with these guys, though," he tells the guard as he approaches Benjamin and Noah Chung and their friend Matthew Lee. "How you guys doing?" he asks. He leans in and smiles.

Peterson knows there might come a time when people are no longer interested in watching him, in being close to him, in sharing what he has, if only for a moment. But not yet, not nearly yet.

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