From Black Voices The ongoing dispute between NFL team owners and NFL players is bringing out all types of commentary defending both sides. With the players’ union deciding to decertify last week, the owners officially locked them out, therefore putting the upcoming NFL season up in the air.

They are fighting over how to split $9.3 billion in revenue, with the owners wanting more money off the top and to extend the season to 18 games. The players want proof that the owners need the money before they agree to taking a pay cut, but the owners refuse to open their books. Everything is at a standstill.

Owners are frustrated, players are angry and fans are irritated. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Petersonspoke his mind on the negotiations and pulled no punches.

“It’s modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too,” Peterson told Yahoo!’s Doug Farrar.

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  • jamesfrmphilly

    um, the slaves could not go on strike and demand their owners open their books……….

  • Clnmike

    The gut reaction to this would be how can a millionaire athlete compare his profession to slavery. But you have to factor in on the treatment of the players. The denial of the dangers of concussion, the short career spans, physical ailments after your career is over, franchise clause, limited career opportunities off the field it damn surter does look a bit like a plantation.

    • Tif

      Not buying it. Playing football is a CHOICE, plain and simple. There are millions of people around the world who are currently enslaved who have no choice in the matter.

  • WoW

    When I see a NFL player lynched from a tree, killed for learning how to read (there are many who can’t read) or forced to breed and have their children sold off for labor… I’ll consider his argument.

  • LemonNLime

    I’m sorry but that was a dumb ass comment! I get SOO tired of everyone comparing things to slavery or the Holocaust! Those were HORRIBLE moments in human history and you take away the seriousness of those events and the horror those people suffered through when you compare politicians to Nazis or a job that YOU can leave whenever YOU want but YOU don’t because YOU have a multimillion dollar contract to slavery. When they bring you to the field in chains, beat you, tear you away from your family, don’t recognize you as a human being, take away your human rights, and force you to play for nothing then and ONLY then can you compare anything that these stupid athletes are going to to slavery.

  • This man makes 10.72 MILLION! I will proudly say he has lost his damn mind for even coming up with that statement. He needs to realize 1) he’s getting paid to play a game, 2) he’s extremely blessed to have that paycheck and most doctors don’t even make that much….I mean they only save lives (in my sarcastic tone), & 3) no one is forcing him to play, this is something he probably wanted to do since he was a kid. Be careful of your words and actions when so blessed to be in such position, it could all be gone in a split second