Our curiosity with celebrity gossip has spawned quite the monster. Now, getting that one moment with a celeb in their natural habitat has become so valuable that the world's paparazzo and paparazza are willing to sacrifice life and limb in order to pull such feats off. 

Or in the case of this poor TMZ correspondent in Washington, D.C., willing to risk immense embarrassment by walking and shooting with no regard for potential traffic cones. When trying to get a fresh (read: controversial) take from Adrian Peterson on homosexuality in the NFL by trying to goad him into combining that with race, the nameless pap went down hard… and the NFL's best running back continued on with about as much regard as he'd have for a juked-out linebacker. 

That's cold, AP. But the dude's line of questioning certainly didn't make Peterson want to rush to his aid. He was probably just relieved to escape the ambush. 

(Hat tip: TMZ)

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.