Adrian Peterson Rumors He Is Engaged to Playboy Model Dispelled as False

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 18, 2012

Photo Credit: The Big Lead
Photo Credit: The Big Lead

News travels quickly these days with Twitter and other immediate forms of social media, even false rumors like the one that had Adrian Peterson engaged to his Playboy model girlfriend. 

According to Big Lead, it all started with a report from Media Take Out that had a tenuous report of Adrian Peterson proposing to his girlfriend after yet another great game. 

MediaTakeOut.com just got word that YESTERDAY after having a SPECTACULAR 200+ yard rushing game, NFL star Adrian Peterson popped the question to his longtime GF Ashley. In addition to being a college graduate and a socialite . . . Ashley is a model.

After that, the world scrambled to find out more, remembering that Ashley Brown was in a past Playboy Magazine issue. 

The Big Lead report issues that there is even some speculation as to which name we should attribute her past posing to. 

...some sites say her name is Elizabeth Brown. And in 2006, she posed for Playboy in a Girls of the Big 12 issue as Ashley Thompson.

What we can gather is that Peterson is reportedly dating the former Playboy model, but the rumors that he popped the big question have been widely dispelled as false. 

The Chicago Sun Times went after a source close to the star Vikings running back, who is currently chasing history in the form of Eric Dickerson's long-standing single-season rushing record. 

That source issued the rumors were false, stating, "the elusive runner is dating Brown but is not engaged."

What's odd is it seems Peterson continues to be the target for such rumors. For some reason, people really want to see this guy commit already. 

The Big Lead report spotted a few past inaccuracies. There was the recent one by Media Take Out, a 2010 report from Sports by Brooks which called Brown Peterson's fiancee, and a Black Sports Online article from 2011 which made the same gaffe.

So we issue the world to take a chill pill, perhaps two.

AP is not engaged, despite the Internet's highest hopes that he will be so shortly. 

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