Adrian Peterson took issue with the Jacket Danmar Hamlin wore to the Super Bowl & says he spoke with the Buffalo Bills defensive back about it. Hamlin was a VIP at the Super Bowl on Sunday & Sat next to Roger Goodall & Donna Kelse. He was wearing a blue & white Letterman-style jacket. The jacket is a fashion collaboration called’ Trevis Jesus’ by the brand Saint M & designer Takashi Murakami, & it sells for thousands of dollars.
The jacket has a depiction of Jesus, which left Peterson offended.
“You should be thanking God, son! This is Blasphemy! We all fall short but c’mon man! I find this disrespectful!# God did,’ Peterson wrote on Instagram.
The legendary running back argued in a follow-up comment that of anyone, Hamlyn should especially be grateful to God & be more conscious about the imagery on his clothing.
But this was different! I know young people don’t think at times, older people do as well! But with everything surrounding his situation! This isn’t one of those moments where it’s a young guy not thinking,” Peterson wrote.
Peterson later updated his Instagram post to note that he had spoken with Hamlin.
“So I spoke with @. ham3 Danmar, & we were able to discuss our thoughts as men. I want to be clear, I’m the last person to judge anyone, & that was never my intention. However, I do feel as if the jacket was disrespectful & it was something that I needed to share. I do realize everyone makes mistakes & falls short at times, so again, my intention was never to judge, just to share my opinion.
“Danmar, I have respect & love for you & I wish you nothing but the best, but just can’t rock with that jacket. I feel like there are a lot of people, young & old, looking up to you & with power & influence comes great responsibility. I apologize for offending you, I just felt offended at that moment as a man who loves & respects our Lord & Savior, Yashwant.
“After speaking with Danmar, I have an understanding that it didn’t come from a place of ill intent !” Peterson wrote in his comment.
Peterson, 37, is a seven-time Pro Bowl running back. The No. 9 overall pick in 2007, Peterson played all the way through the 2021 season, lasting much longer than most running backs. The three-time rushing champion will likely end up in the Hall of Fame. Hamlin is recovering after suffering cardiac arrest during the Bills’ Week 17 game at Cincinnati that wound up being suspended. He has an interest in playing football again.