Panthers DE Julius Peppers said Monday he had no regrets about his offseason of asking out, but said he was happy with his status now.
Peppers began talking about Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, and said he was pleased with how he was used. He was then asked if he was pleased enough to stay beyond this year.
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"I ain't really trying to get into that right now," Peppers said. "I'm trying to talk about the present, what's going on. Getting past this and looking forward to next week at Atlanta."
Peppers was then asked a few other questions about being named captain, and then if he had any regrets about the way his clearly stated desire to leave town was handled.
"No, not at all," he replied.
"I'm here right now. I'm happy being here right now. I'm not going to discuss anything, really it's useless to discuss anything that happened in the offseason.
"All that's done. It's over.
"As far as next offseason, we'll discuss that, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
"As far as right now, I'm happy being here and looking forward to trying to finish the season."
At that point a team PR man stepped in, asking if there were more questions about the present.
Thus ended the interview.