I just finished reading Adrian Peterson’s open letter to the Viking’s organization and the world and he actually states, “I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.”
Someone who beats their child is the very definition of a CHILD ABUSER!
Mr. Peterson goes on to say, “I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury.” Really? I find that hard to believe since doesn’t the evidence show that Mr. Peterson used a “switch” to punish his son. He didn’t tickle his son with the “switch” but he repeatedly struck his four year old son. Adrian Peterson, professional football champion, uses physical force to beat his little son and somehow concludes that he is NOT an abuser.
What kind of human being is able to beat a little child and then pretend it is acceptable behavior. Answer: a star football player named Adrian Peterson.
He continues to defend his behavior saying, “I know that many people disagree with the way I disciplined my child. I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate.”
Really? I am expected to believe he met with a psychologist who provided “may be more appropriate” than cruelly beating the shit out of his tiny son.
“I have learned a lot and have had to reevaluate how I discipline my son going forward”, he continued saying, “But deep in my heart I have always believed I could have been one of those kids that was lost in the streets without the discipline instilled in me by my parents and other relatives. I have always believed that the way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man. ”
See everybody “deep” in his “heart” he believes that this type of violence has helped him be a successful professional football player who happens to beat his son. Got it.
Peterson writes, “I accept the fact that people feel very strongly about this issue and what they think about my conduct.” Oh, he’s cool with the way we feel about his conduct. Wow that’s a nice euphemism for ABUSE.
I think each man in the NFL who supports Mr. Adrian Peterson first needs to allow him to take a “switch” to their scrotums and then let them weigh in on his “conduct”.