Like many sports fans, Chris Pratt has some strong opinions about Adrian Peterson. Unlike most sports fans, Pratt was named one of GQ's Men of the Year for 2014, giving him an enormous platform to express his thoughts.
Drew Magary interviewed Pratt for the GQ cover story and published some extra tidbits from the interview on The Concourse. Pratt, who was born in Minnesota, is incensed with Peterson after it was revealed that the former NFL MVP abused his young children:
"F-----' Adrian Peterson, man. Yeah, that's f----- up, especially when you have f------ seven kids. And they don't live with you—they just come visit you sometimes. It's good, I guess, that he's being punished the way he is, which is probably the way that people should think about punishing their own kids, which is like, 'When you f--- up, I'm going to take something away from you that you really like. And then maybe you won't do it again.'"
It's unclear when the interview took place, so perhaps Pratt's heated response to a question about Peterson came closer to the time the abuse was uncovered. A few weeks ago Peterson avoided jail time by reaching a plea deal and pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault. Depending on how the NFL handles the case, Peterson may be cleared to return to the field before the end of this season.
It's been a big year for Pratt, who rose to prominence thanks to a memorable role on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. In 2014 Pratt starred in The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. He's the lead in the 2015 Jurassic Park revamp Jurassic World.
Here are some of the images from Pratt's photoshoot with the magazine:
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For the full Pratt profile, see here.
Pratt is one of six people featured on the cover of GQ, with one of the others being free agent defensive end Michael Sam.
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