Discipline is a constant debate among parenting experts, but I think we can all agree what Adrian Peterson (AP) did to his son was wrong. Additionally, I think we can all agree that his suspension for the remainder of the year and a loss of over three million dollars is a good punishment.
In case you are unfamiliar with this situation, you can Google “Adrian Peterson child abuse” and find almost a million results. You can even find the pictures of his poor child.
Basically AP spanked his young son with a switch and hit him in the testicles. He hit him so hard there were cuts and bruises on his hands, thighs, buttocks, and lower back. According to the police report, the child also said AP put leaves in the child’s mouth while he was being struck.
As a parent, heck as a human being, you have to be disgusted by this case!
It is a parent’s responsibility to discipline a child. Children do need discipline or they will never know right from wrong. However, no child needs beat to the point of bruising. That’s wrong!
Many are giving AP the excuse he was raised that way and that is the reason he beat his son. I say bull shit! If you grew up using only your hands to eat, at some point society wouldn’t accept how you eat. The same is the case with child abuse – it’s not acceptable!
Adrian Peterson got what he deserved a year long suspension and almost $3million in lost earnings. Now the NFL should give that$3million to support children of domestic violence.