Adrian Peterson Says He's Not Selling His NFL Trophies Despite Ongoing Online Auction

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The former Minnesota Vikings star said in a statement that he told the auction company to avoid selling his "personal items"

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  • Adrian Peterson is speaking out about the sale of some of his NFL memorabilia

  • The former Minnesota Vikings star said he told a Houston-based estate sale company to leave his "personal items untouched"

  • The company, TexMax Auctions, is still listing many of the items in the ongoing auction

Former NFL running back Adrian Peterson says he is not selling any of his memorabilia — including his 2012 NFL MVP trophy — despite an estate sale company advertising the items in an online auction.

"I want to clarify recent rumors and media reports,” the 38-year-old said in a video posted to X on Wednesday. “An estate sale company without my authorization included some of my trophies in a sale, despite clear instructions to leave personal items untouched. I did not authorize the sale of any of my trophies, and I will be taking legal action.”

The former Minnesota Vikings star and Texas native said he had allowed the company to access several of his storage units with “clear instructions” that they leave his “personal items untouched.”

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As of late Thursday morning, numerous trophies and collector’s items were still listed up for bid in the “Adrian Peterson Final Auction” hosted by Houston-based TexMax Auctions.

A representative with TexMax Auctions did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Peterson’s representative also did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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The extensive auction features everything from Peterson’s clothes and designer shoes to artwork, football cleats, and even a “custom-made” alligator chair.

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“NFL memorabilia” was listed prominently on the list of items for sale.

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In his video statement, the athlete known as A.D. (“All Day”) vowed to pursue litigation against the company.

"I want to emphasize that I am financially stable, and would never sell off my hard-earned trophies,” the 15-year NFL vet said.

He also added a bit of levity to the serious matter.

“And if I was gonna sell them, I know people that I could sell them to,” Peterson said. “I wouldn’t go online and sell my personal items randomly. So let that sink in."

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