Who’s worse than a man who punches his long-time girlfriend and the mother of his child in a casino elevator, rendering her unconscious? A man who abuses his 4-year-old child with a tree branch, leaving a series of cuts, bruises, and abrasions on his back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, that’s who.
Adrian Peterson, star running back of the Minnesota Vikings was indicted in Montgomery County, Texas, for reckless or negligent injury to a child. An arrest warrant was issued.
In case you’re wondering if this was just a good old-fashioned spanking, the kind a loving father administers to his child as a way of correcting bad behavior, allow me to nip that idea right in the bud. Here are some photos taken of the boy a week after the
The Vikings deactivated Peterson for Sunday’s home game against the Patriots. He should get used to that, not playing football on Sundays.
You know who’s really to blame for the injuries? According to Peterson, the child. From Nick Wright at CBS Houston:
Peterson also expressed regret that his son did not cry – because then, Peterson said, he would have known that the switch was doing more damage than intended.
If only the child had cried, Peterson would have known the extent of the harm he was inflicting. Stupid kid with his stupid stiff upper lip. Doesn’t he realize how much trouble his non-crying ways have gotten his daddy into?
Peterson probably doesn’t realize it yet, but his NFL career is over. You can’t whip a 4-year-old child’s exposed scrotum with a tree branch and expect to keep on playing in the National Football League.