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Rashard Mendenhall has Adrian Peterson’s back

Super Bowl XLV

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06: Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball against Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Packers won 31-25. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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We thought the controversy surrounding Adrian Peterson’s slavery comment was over. And then we saw Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall’s reaction to the remarks, albeit two days after the fact.

And, well, we don’t have a lot else to write about right now.

Mendenhall’s response to Peterson’s comments: "@AdrianPeterson is correct in his anology of this game. It is a lot deeper than most people understand. Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel eachother.”

We recommend checking out Mendenhall’s entire Twitter timeline on the subject because he has a lot of interesting things to say, including a link to this article from The Nation defending Peterson.

We don’t agree with Mendenhall’s take at all, but we respect the thought he put in behind it. Even it lacks any reasonable perspective.

“Learn to LISTEN before you pass judgment. Because speaking without knowledge of subject is truly ignorant,” he wrote.

Now that we can agree with.