Discussion: Did Adrian Peterson go too far with spanking his son?

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(PIX11) -- Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Montgomery County, Texas, authorities early Saturday morning.He was booked into the Montgomery County jail at 1:06 a.m. CT and released at 1:35 a.m. CT after posting the $15,000 bond.Peterson had been indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. He flew back early Saturday morning to Minnesota, where he has been deactivated for the Vikings' home game against the Patriots on Sunday.




  • D. Bond

    Adrian Peterson went far beyond what should be considered reasonable discipline for his son. Men usually are considered the disciplinarians of the family – the ones that cause children to pause. But what is often viewed as respect from kids is sheer terror or fear. I am presently involved in a custody battle with my ex in Brooklyn Family Court. This man has been verbally, mentally and emotionally abusive towards me and my children. Recently his behavior has escalated to physical abuse towards our 8 year old son (who is a special needs child). Last week my son’s father kicked him to the ground causing a gash on his thigh and a mark above his heart before returning him home to me. Long story short, I called the police to file a report in addition to calling my son’s law guardian so that she could speak to my son personally. After an entire day of interviews with the various agencies in place – they decided that my son’s visits with his dad should continue uninterrupted. My son is terrified of his father and has been schooled not to snitch. You would think these professionals with degrees in childhood behavior and abuse would be able to identify certain behavior patterns. My point is, if we are going to hold Peterson accountable for his actions against his son – we should hold all parents to the same standard as well. Let’s not choose which child we should advocate while ignoring the cries of others. Every day that goes by, I have to clutch my pearls and pray to the heavens that my child will return to me safely. Abuse is a cancer that rots the core of all who are involved. Unfortunately, those of us who are stuck in the system receive very little timely relief-if we are relieved at all. May God hear our cry!!!

  • me

    Peterson did no more than what our justice system has allowed to happen to blacks today & decades ago. does that make it right, if not, than our justice system need to get it right across the United States. Same laws for everyone, every state. Our justice system employees are confused & twisted. Easy to jail other cultures but not their own.

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