Peterson was caught on the broadcast in what appeared to be a heated exchange with Payton, trying to get his attention several times. In his debut with the Saints, Peterson finished with a mere 18 yards on six carries in a 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
After the game, Peterson denied there was any problem with Payton.
It didn’t sit well with Peterson that other media outlets tried to make his exchange seem contentious, and the veteran running back responded to a graphic made by SportsCenter’s Twitter account.
Peterson is evidently trying to move past what should be an innocuous incident, but it appears that the national media at-large will be fixated on his sideline antics during a sub-par debut with his new team.