American Football - Peterson insists he is clean

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has responded to speculation that his rapid recovery from knee surgery was aided by human growth hormone by saying he is clean but adding that he believes NFL players are using HGH.

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL NFL Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings

Peterson came back in nine months from ACL surgery last year to rush for more than 2,000 yards. He has seen the chatter on social media accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs and is aware of the Twitter handle @HGHPeterson.

He wants the NFL to start testing for HGH.

"(Testing) will bring a lot of people to light," Peterson said.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have signed No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher before the start of training camp, the team announced.

The five-year deal is worth $22.2 million and includes a $15.5 million bonus, ESPN reported.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is disappointed in Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun after his admission this week that he violated baseball's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

"Well, I was shocked, I really was, just like I know many of you were," Rodgers said Friday at the Packers' training camp. "I was backing up a friend, who looked at me in the eye on multiple occasions and repeatedly denied these allegations."

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Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will go to New York next week for a second opinion on his injured hip, according to reports.

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The Chicago Bears, looking to fill a void on the defensive line left by the sudden retirement of Sedrick Ellis, have signed defensive end Jamaal Anderson to a one-year contract.

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick appears pleased with Tim Tebow so far, but stopped short of revealing any plans for how the team might use him in their offense this season.

"We'll use Tim wherever we feel like he's best for the team," Belichick said, according to NFL.com, "and I know that's what he's committed to doing, as well. Whatever that is."

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Tebow took snaps as the No. 3 quarterback on Friday.

When asked after practice about former college teammate and former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of murdering a semi-pro football player, Tebow said, "It was heartbreaking, it was sad."

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Houston-area authorities entered the home of former NFL quarterback Vince Young on Monday to inventory his possessions for an auction that will be held by court order to pay down $1.7 million owed to Pro Player Funding, according to reports.

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Kicker David Buehler has been waived by the New York Giants, who filled his roster spot with fullback Ryan D'Imperio.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have learned that standout wide receiver A.J. Green has a knee bruise and not a more serious injury.

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One day after New York Jets running back Joe McKnight was placed on the physically unable to perform list because he failed the team's conditioning test, he was spotted on the practice field after apparently receiving clearance to participate in training camp.

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The New York Jets have announced that cornerback Aaron Berry suffered a knee injury in Friday's practice that will sideline him for the entire season.

NFL.com reported that the injury is a torn anterior-cruciate ligament.

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