Players understandably bristle at the suggestion that they are using illegal performance enhancing drugs. Well everyone except for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Peterson in an interview with USA Today Sports said he doesn't take PEDs but sees it as a compliment that others suspect he's turning to illegal help.

"Seriously. Especially with the amount of work I put in" the NFL's reigning MVP said. "Guys say that to me or if I hear someone saying that -- it makes me feel good.

"When you know you don't do it and someone's saying you do you're like 'Wow. They think I'm on HGH? I'm doing that good? Well hoo! Thank you Jesus!' It's a compliment. I don't get mad about it at all."

Peterson nearly broke the NFL's single-season rushing mark last season going for 2097 yards as he returned from a torn ACL and MCL suffered in Dec. 2011 that forced him to only miss one week of NFL regular season action.