Adrian Peterson talks about Brett Favre, Entourage cameo

Q&A: Former OU running back says he "got the sense (Favre) was coming back."
Compiled by Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: July 24, 2010 at 10:18 am •  Published: July 23, 2010

Adrian Peterson was back in Norman on Friday working with local at-risk kids.

Peterson, who starred at running back for Oklahoma and now plays for the Minnesota Vikings, provided free coaching to 15 Oklahoma City high school students.

The camp was put together by Reggie and Rachelle Whitten of the Whitten/Newman Foundation.

"Our foundation tries to introduce kids to education," Reggie Whitten. "We're trying to get them interested in something other than drugs or tobacco. We're trying to find role models like A.D., whose actions off the field are as good as their actions are on the field. A.D. is a fantastic role model and you can tell how much he loves these kids."

The campers, who were chosen to attend by their principal at the charter school Seeworth Academy, spent an hour with the NFL All-Pro.

Afterward, Peterson spoke briefly to reporters. Here's what he had to say:

On holding a camp for local at-risk kids: “This has been instilled in me for a long time. Anytime I have the opportunity, I like to tell the kids that anything is possible. Especially these kids in particular, this group, in a different alternative school. Encouraging them to take the right steps to be successful. Having the faith and believing.”

On how he would evaluate his cameo on the HBO series “Entourage”: “50-50. I'm always hard on myself. It was cool, though, being around the guys. It was cool. To me, when I look at it, my mind was telling me, some of the guys, when they show the back scene footage, those guys were more excited to see you, and it was vice versa for me. That's pretty much how it is in Hollywood. It was all fun.”