During the season Bruce Arians had referred to a vague medical problem Patrick Peterson had dealt with, and then during the Scouting combine said it had to do with Peterson’s “blood issues.” Kent Somers, talking to Peterson over the weekend, had Peterson acknowledge “I am a diabetic.” Today, Peterson tweeted out a statement of his own.
I want to take a moment to address the media reports this morning regarding my health. While I did have (cont) http://t.co/2UvNHrO4pZ
— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) April 7, 2015
The important part of the statement is that Peterson said through diet and a doctor’s care, “I’m grateful that this has been reversible for me and my health is back to normal.”
Arians didn’t talk about the health issues at all at the recent NFL spring meetings when talking about the Pro Bowl cornerback. Asked if he felt Peterson was criticized too much last season, Arians said “it was probably warranted in September.” But he quickly added that Peterson bounced back strong (and perhaps not coincidentally, about the time Peterson would have figured out his health plan.)
“He’s on the number one guy from the other team every week, all over the field,” Arians said. “You’re going to lose a few battles. I don’t care who you are. Deion used to lose some battles.
“(Peterson) gets overly criticized because of his stature. There was not much to criticize from October to the rest of the way.”
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