Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, widely considered to be the best at his position in the NFL, has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas, on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.
The charges reportedly stem from an incident in which Peterson allegedly punished his 4-year-old son by beating him with a tree branch, leaving cuts and bruises on the boy’s legs, backs, buttocks and hand.
SportsRadio 610 in Houston, which obtained the police report in the case, says Peterson told police that he believed what had happened was only normal discipline, and that he didn’t realize that he was cutting the boy’s legs with the switch until after the fact, and felt bad when he discovered those injuries. “To be honest with you, I feel very confident with my actions because I know my intent,” Peterson reportedly said. He is also said to have told police, “I know how being spanked has helped me in my life.” Full story. The Guardian
Another black eye for the NFL. Were you spanked as a child?