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    Think AP's fast? Shoulda seen his mom

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/34371989.html

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    By JIM SOUHAN, Star Tribune
    Last update: November 13, 2008 - 7:18 AM

    Even with his father in jail and an entire town swooning before his athletic potential, teenager Adrian Peterson knew not to stray, not when dealing with a mother who bestowed tough love at high velocities.

    "It was intimidating,' Peterson said, chuckling. "If I got into trouble, you couldn't hide from her, you couldn't run from her, because she could chase you down.'

    Peterson's father played college basketball, but it was Bonita Jackson, the Vikings star's mother, whose bloodlines manifest themselves on NFL Sundays.

    When she was a senior at Palestine Westwood in East Texas, Westwood took second in the state meet. Well, really, Jackson took second in the state meet all by herself, winning four gold medals in a state filled with dominant sprinters. She ran the 100 meters in 11.3 seconds, competed for the U.S. Junior Olympic team in Korea, and ran for the University of Houston.
    Nice article.
    God I hope AD keeps his head on straight - because it's certainly on straight now.

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    Re: Think AP's fast? Shoulda seen his mom

    Good woman...lot to be said for that "tough love" thing.

    Go AD...what a competitor, and what an incredible talent we have here before us.
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    Re: Think AP's fast? Shoulda seen his mom

    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/34371989.html

    [size=14pt]Think AP's fast? Shoulda seen his mom[/size]
    By JIM SOUHAN, Star Tribune
    Last update: November 13, 2008 - 7:18 AM

    Even with his father in jail and an entire town swooning before his athletic potential, teenager Adrian Peterson knew not to stray, not when dealing with a mother who bestowed tough love at high velocities.

    "It was intimidating,' Peterson said, chuckling. "If I got into trouble, you couldn't hide from her, you couldn't run from her, because she could chase you down.'

    Peterson's father played college basketball, but it was Bonita Jackson, the Vikings star's mother, whose bloodlines manifest themselves on NFL Sundays.

    When she was a senior at Palestine Westwood in East Texas, Westwood took second in the state meet. Well, really, Jackson took second in the state meet all by herself, winning four gold medals in a state filled with dominant sprinters. She ran the 100 meters in 11.3 seconds, competed for the U.S. Junior Olympic team in Korea, and ran for the University of Houston.
    Nice article.
    God I hope AD keeps his head on straight - because it's certainly on straight now.

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    Re: Think AP's fast? Shoulda seen his mom

    I have tons of respect for AD
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    Yea AP's dad looks like he could play football now the guy is huge!
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    Re: Think AP's fast? Shoulda seen his mom

    The mother always will get you. They know everything.
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