Yesterday one of the articles about Adrian Peterson's suspension from the NFL happened to show a picture of his son's bruises. I noticed that his son seemed to be much more lightly complected than Peterson, so, wondering what his wife looked like, I Google-Imaged "Adrian Peterson and wife."
It turned out that the mother of two of his children, Ashley Doohen, was white:
This is the woman he married this year, the former Ashley Brown:
While looking for these pictures, I also saw a picture of Peterson without his shirt, from theathleticbuild.com, in an article entitled, "The 25 most jacked players in the NFL." Curious as to how many of these players were black, and who they would name, I looked at the list.
It turned out that 23 of the 25 players, or 92%, were black. This is higher than the 60% of all NFL players who are black. It's not really all that surprising: black running backs and linebackers tend to have far better muscular definition than the white linemen or quarterbacks who make it into the NFL.
I scrolled through the list. It's an intimidating group. These guys seem to almost be a different species. Many of them are obviously on steroids (note the trapezius muscles which jut up from their shoulders and the well defined line between the pectoral muscles).
Still, white guys, even when they juice, don't end up looking like this. Nor do they end up with this type of speed and athleticism. The athletic gap between the races, especially at the elite level, yawns almost as wide as the IQ gap.
Here's Adrian Peterson himself, ranked #6:
Here's #15, Jon Beason:
Here's #13, Robert Turbin:
Here's #3, James Ihedigbo:
And here's #1, Laron Landry:
Maybe a few of the football players pictured are natural, but my guess is that most are juicing. Football players from the 1970's, even the black ones, weren't built like this. Remember OJ Simpson, Gale Sayers, and Jim Brown? All were magnificently athletic, but none of them looked freakish like the guys above.
Here's Jim Brown at his peak:
And here's OJ from his playing days:
Jim Brown and OJ were two of the all-time greats, but both look downright wimpy by comparison to today's stars.
I have to admit, by the time I had scrolled through all the pictures, what I was left with was…...a burning desire to try steroids.