Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson has repeatedly expressed his desire to extend his playing career in the National Football League.

Could the reason be due to financial difficulties?

According to a report by Athleticism, “A New York state judge ordered Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson to pay a Pennsylvania lender $ 8.3 million on a delinquent loan, with interest adding several thousand dollars per day to bill in the future. The decision came at the end of a hearing. Wednesday in which Peterson did not send a lawyer. “

The report states that Peterson is unable to repay the loan to the lender.

DeAngelo Vehicle Services sued the star two and a half years ago, after Peterson borrowed $ 5.2 million in 2016.

With interest accruing daily, Peterson is owed at least $ 8 million, but has not filed for bankruptcy.

The veteran running back is believed to have taken on the loan to repay other loans he received for investments that did not go the way Peterson had hoped.

The report goes on to say that Peterson may have been exploited by those he trusted.

“The truth behind Adrian Peterson’s current financial situation is more than what is being reported right now. Due to ongoing legal issues, I am unable to go into details. But I will say this is another situation where an athlete trusts the wrong people and takes advantage of those they trust. Adrian and his family are eager to share more details if applicable, “Peterson’s attorney Chase Carlson revealed in a statement to The Athletic in 2019.

He earned $ 102.8 million in 14 seasons in the NFL, according to Spotrac.

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