Gonzalez says his relationship with Peterson has soured
Gonzalez stood there for 20 minutes, saying he felt betrayed and lied to and that all he was certain of in regard to his future was that he’d be in Kansas City for 11 more games. Maybe no more, but certainly not less.
But the worst part, he said, was that he didn’t think Peterson did all he could to deal Gonzalez to a contender. Then, Gonzalez said, Peterson refused to take Gonzalez’s phone calls Tuesday before and after the trade deadline passed; Peterson instead left a voicemail for Gonzalez on Wednesday morning.
“He wasn’t sorry,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a sour taste. But at the same time, it’s business. I don’t think Carl was out there going: ‘You know what? I’m going to screw Tony on this one. This is what I’m trying to do.’ I don’t know what reasons there were. Maybe I’ll sit down and talk to him about it, and maybe I won’t.
“But I’m not going to forget about it.”
“I’m not interested in having a battle with Carl and people saying, ‘He doesn’t like Carl. He hates Carl. They don’t get along,’ ” he said. “It’s a working relationship now.”
Gonzalez admitted that some bitterness remains toward Peterson and the organization. The Chiefs plan to honor Gonzalez on Sunday for breaking Sharpe’s receiving yards record. They were going to single out Gonzalez during introductions.
Gonzalez said Wednesday that he’d prefer the Chiefs save their time. He said he’s not interested. Not now and not after all that’s happened — or didn’t happen — this week.
“That’s something I’d probably wait until the end of the year, if it’s up to me,” Gonzalez said. “I think it’d be awkward, especially in light of what went down this week. I just think, let’s just wait on that.
“We’ll see. They don’t listen to me, obviously.”